If you want to make a beauty statement on your wedding day, you know that a red lip is the most high-impact route you can go. Unfortunately, red lipstick is hard enough to keep in place on a normal day. 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.
So between all the kisses and bites of cake, these five red lipsticks will last well into your reception (even if you forget to touch it up all day), because only the best, most pigmented shades will do on your wedding day. Rest easy with these shades so you can focus on other, more important things (like your vows!) to worry about.
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored
This matte formula from Rihanna's Fenty Beauty promises 12-hour wear, but a single application of this lipstick 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 (with warm red undertones) has that classic, Old Hollywood beauty vibe.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $25
NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dragon Girl
Matte lipsticks can be especially high maintenance. Between the drying formulas and the need for liner, matte lipsticks might feel like an inconvenient choice for your wedding. However, this siren red 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 in Jasmine Rouge
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 matte lipstick—which is great because it won’t transfer no matter how much champagne you drink! We particularly love the deep wine shade of Hex.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $18
Rimmel Provocalips 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 still think they’re selling themselves short. This two-step lip color comes complete with a high-pigmented liquid lipstick and a super-hydrating glossy 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: Amazon, $6.28