Red lipstick is hard enough to keep in place on a normal day. So between all the kisses and bites of cake, only the best, most pigmented shades will do on your wedding day. These red lipsticks can conquer the challenge.
To make sure your lip color doesn’t rub off on your first kiss, transfer onto your pristine white wedding dress, or bleed down to your chin, we put a handful of long-lasting lippies to the test. The red lipsticks below will last well into your reception, even if you forget to touch it up all day. You have more important things to worry about, after all (like your vows, yikes!).
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored
This formula from Rihanna's Fenty Beauty promises 12-hour wear, but a single application has lasted us far beyond that. Despite it being a liquid lipstick, it won't dry or feather as the day goes on—even without a lip liner. And as if that wasn’t enough, the universally flattering shade has that classic beauty, Old Hollywood vibe.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $24
NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dragon Girl
If you prefer a matte lip, you know how high-maintenance they can be. Between the drying formulas and the need for liner, matte lipsticks might feel like an inconvenient choice for your wedding. However, this pencil lipstick goes on creamy without an ounce of shine, is packed with tons of pigment, and eliminates the need for a lip liner, all of which add up to all-day matte wear.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $27
Tom Ford Lip Color
Ask any makeup artist for a wedding-day recommendation and many will say that Tom Ford makes the most hydrating, longest-lasting lipsticks. A few swipes of this super-pigmented, satin-finish lipstick will last you well into your last dance. And the best part is that there are several ruby-red shade options, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect hue for you. (Our favorite is Jasmine Rouge!)
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $55
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Hex
We’re not sure how they packed so much pigment in a single bullet, but we’re not complaining. A single swipe of this lipstick will give you enough color to last you all day long. Plus, it’s packed with aloe vera and jojoba and avocado oils, which makes the formula so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re even wearing it—which is fine, because it won’t transfer no matter how many much champagne you drink! We particularly love the deep wine shade of Hex.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $18
Rimmel Provocolips Lip Color in Kiss Me You Fool
This drugstore gem promises 16 hours of kiss-proof, transfer-proof, and food-proof wear—and somehow we think they’re still selling themselves short. This two-step lip color comes complete with a high-pigmented liquid lipstick and a super-hydrating topcoat to lock in both moisture and color all day long, and it’s only $5 to boot. Now that’s something to cheers to!
SHOP NOW: Target, $6.29