You certainly don’t need to break the bank for every product you buy, especially if it’s something you’re not likely to use again. But I discovered a makeup bag staple that will be with me forever. Your wedding lipstick will be the first thing to disappear, so I searched for some tips and hints to make it last as long as possible.
Applying Your Wedding Lipstick
I don’t know about you, but the last thing I wanted was to be retouching my lipstick colour after every sip of champagne. So the product I recommend without a doubt as the best lip liner around for weddings (and everyday use) is Boots Perfect Lip Pencil in 20 Nude. Designed by Lisa Eldridge of ‘Ten Years Younger’ fame (have a look at her YouTube bridal video here) it’s all you will ever need for definition and enhancing your natural lip colour. Here’s a link to her website – it’s fantastic and full of loads of tips and advice on how to achieve different looks.
The advice is to make your lipstick last longer on your wedding day by using a good lip pencil as a stain before you apply any colour. It provides a base and prevents colour from bleeding into your lips. Important since we all have lines around the mouth we don’t particularly want to emphasise. This one’s now a staple in my makeup bag. Great to use everyday as a natural stain for a minimal look.
It’s ideal for weddings because its just a shade deeper than your natural lip colour – no fake harsh outline for the wicked queen look! Adding your chosen lipstick (layering and blotting) equals no need for retouching after every kiss, or sip of champagne. Test out different brands once you decide on the shade you’d like and make sure you get one that’s long-lasting.
Even if you and your lipstick part company, you’ll still have that natural-looking base. It really is that good if you follow Lisa’s advice on how to apply it.
Keep That Wedding Lipstick Handy For Easy Access
I had my mum carry my lipstick in her bag so I could retouch as necessary. But on the day I found that I forgot all about it. The whole bathroom experience/bridal dress fiasco was just too much for me (no patience) so my makeup was the same at the end of the day as it was at the beginning – minus some lip colour. At the end of the day, it really wasn’t that important. The main thing is to enjoy your day with your family and friends – it’s over far too quickly.