10 Perfect Red Lipsticks for Brides (And Expert Tips To Make It Last All Day) (2022)

Red lips are a classic, which makes them the perfect choice for gorgeous, timeless wedding makeup. But not all reds are created equally, and it takes a little playing around to find 'The One'.

As a makeup artist myself, I find brides are getting braver by the year, and more and more are opting to wear a bold red lipstick on their wedding day. For some, it's a play on their every day makeup look, while for others, it's helping them to achieve something a little more stylised, whether that's vintage starlet, or cool city bride.

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Where it comes to rocking red on your wedding day, there are a always a few questions I always get asked. Can I pull off a bold lip? How do you stop it bleeding over the edges? What shade is right for me? How can I avoid lipstick transfer? What lipstick will last all day?

The answer to the first question is yes, everyone can pull off a red lipstick, you just need to determine what colour is right for you. As for the rest, keep reading!

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As a makeup artist with over a decade of experience in the industry - and an absolute lover of a bold lip myself - I have picked up some tips and tricks for wearing the ultimate red lipstick look.Today I'm sharing those along with my10 perfect red lipsticks for brides that will last all day,tried and tested, these are some of my absolute favourites!

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How to determine what shade of lipstick to go with?

As a bride you want to make sure you choose the right colour of red lipstick for your skin tone. You may think that one red suits all but you will find cool and warm undertones in each product. If at all possible, you should alway try a lipstick on before you purchase it.

If you have fair skin with pink or cool undertones, look for a blue-based red lipstick.If you have olive skin or warm undertones, opt for a red lipstick with orange tones. An easy way to see the undertones in your skin is the inside of your wrist, but if you're still having trouble seek assistance.

10 Long-lasting Lipsticks for Brides

1. Make Up For Ever,Artist Rouge Mat

A highly-pigmented formula with an easy application. Make Up For Ever vouch this will last ten hours and it definitely lives up to it. Artist Rouge Mat comes in 21 shades - thoughHot Redis my fave.Pair with Aqua Lip Liner in 8cfor a look that's waterproof, long-lasting and non-transferable.

Retail price: €24 | Buy online here

2. MAC, Lip Duo

MAC have created these cleverly packaged Lip Duos, taking the hassle out of choosing a pencil to go with your lipstick.Ruby Roo is a very matte blue-red lipstick with the recommended, Ruby Roo lip pencil, whileRussian Red, an intense bluish-red with the recommended, 'Follow your Heart' pencil.

Retail price : €37.50 | Buy online here

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3. Rimmel, Lasting Finish

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss gives you high intensity for up to eight hours wear. Shade No.1 is a deep scarlet which has a smooth matte application without drying out your lips. And the price isn't half bad either!

Retail price: €7.49 |Buy online here

4. The Balm, Meet Matt(e) Hughes

Meet Matte(e) Hughesby The Balm is a liquid lipstick that glides on with an easy wand application. While this one gives a dry matte finish, your lips feel very comfortable and not at all tight. Try Devoted (a bright red hue) or Loyal (a deep red tone) for gorgeous red lipstick looks. Oh and if you love the scent of vanilla and mint you'll love this product.

Retail price: €16.95| Buy online here

5. Charlotte Tilbury,Matte Revolution Lipstick

Matte Revolution Lipstick is another fave of mine and when I'm looking for old Hollywood glamour, I turn to Red Carpet Red. Not only is the packaging lush, but so is the product. They have cleverly added a plumping and hydrating ingredient in this matte finish formula. I also love to pair this with theHollywood Honey liner in an intense caramel hue with red undertones for pure glamour.

Retail price €32.00 |Buy online here

6. Yves Saint Laurent,Rouge Pur Couture The Mats

Rouge Pur Couture The Mats by YSL,is a collection of seductive shades, my favourite being a Rouge Tatouage no.219. With a matte finish that boasts six hours of lasting power, this lipstick is easily applied to the lips without any drying and cracking. The luxe gold case also works as a mirror for those little touch ups throughout your day.

Retail price: €33.00| Buy online here

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7. Nars, Semi-Matte Lipstick

Nars' Semi-Matte in Heat Wave is a bright orange-red hue that looks great on dark skin. To really amp up this look, pair with the Velvet Matte Pencil in Red Square,a jumbo crayon that instantly saturates the lip with colour which helps to make this lipstick stay bright all night long.

Retail price: €27 | Buy online here

8. Tom Ford, Lip Colour Matte

Tom Ford's Lip Colour Matte has a luxurious, velvet matte finish. Ruby Rush (a cool red) and Flame (an orange-red) are both beautiful red lipstick to choose from. They glide onto the lips with ease and have a high pigment and long-lasting lip colour. A high-end choice that feels worthy of your wedding day.

Retail price: €49 | Buy online here

9. Chanel, Rouge Allure

Chanel's Rouge Allure lipstick is another luxe treat that makes a pre-wedding purchase (that you'll have long after your day has passed.). While super matte lipsticks are more trendy at the moment, this selection of vibrant reds will give you a more luminous, moisture-filled finish. A perfect choice for red lipstick beginners.

Retail price: €35 | Buy online here

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10. Chantecaille Lipstick

With several gorgeous red shades to choose from, (Holyhock and Poppy are particularly nice), Chantecaille is one of those under-the-radar luxury beauty brands, that those in the know adore. With an intense pigment, nourishing formula, and long-lasting finish, this is the perfect wedding day lipstick - that might just become a mainstay in your make-up back afterwards.

Retail price: €33.55 | Buy online here

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Expert Tips for Wearing Red Lipstick on your Wedding Day

  • Exfoliate your lips before applying any makeup to get rid of any unwanted dry skin. Try Lush's Bubblegum Lip Scrub to give them a proper polish.
  • Apply lip balm (DrPawPawis great) to smooth out any lines on your lips, but remove it before applying the lipstick.
  • Alternatively use a lip primer - tryMAC Prep + Prime LiporAnastasia Lip Primer.
  • Always use a lipliner that matches the shade of your lipstick.
  • Apply the liner over the entire lip, draw on your hand first to soften it up and to heat the wax.
  • Choose matte lipsticks instead of high shine for a long-lasting look
  • A lip brush is ESSENTIAL for getting that perfect pout.
  • Apply a second coat to add depth to your lips.
  • Blot the inside of your lips to remove and prevent any unwanted stains on your teeth.
  • Use a pencil corrector or concealer to clean up the edges of your lips.
  • Dust with translucent powder for added longevity.

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Will you be brave and wear red on your big day? Have you got a favourite red lipstick that stands the test of time? We'd love to hear from you, leave a comment below.

All these products can be found in pharmacies or department stores in both Ireland and the UK and are also available to buy online.

To find a makeup artist for your big day, check out the One Fab Day Wedding Book.

More advice and inspiration on wedding makeup:

  • The Ultimate Hair and Makeup Price Guide
  • How To Avoid Bridal Beauty Disasters
  • Wedding Beauty Timeline
  • Perfect Pink Lipsticks

FAQs

What lipstick should a bride wear? ›

Don't think you have to wear a bold lip for daytime

For this reason, brides traditionally opt for a soft shade like a nude or natural pink for the day.

How can I make my red lipstick last all day? ›

Using a translucent powder, gently swipe a very thin dusting over the applied red lip. Just as it sets your face makeup, it'll make sure your lipstick will stay for good. You can even then dab a final coat of your red lipstick over the powdered lips for a pop of color and even more reassurance.

Can I wear red lipstick as a bride? ›

While many brides opt for a natural, fresh-faced look on their big day, others prefer to rock a red lip as part of their signature look. And why not? Red lips are a classic for a reason!

What is the longest lasting red lipstick? ›

Final Verdict. The best long-lasting lipstick overall is NYX's Shine Loud Lip Color.

Which type of lipstick lasts the longer? ›

Matte lipsticks, especially the liquid ones, stay longer on your lips than the soft and creamy bullet lipsticks. If you know you are going to be out all day and might not get the chance to touch up your lipstick, opt for a long-wearing matte lipstick.

What is the most attractive lip Colour? ›

Research indicates that red lips are universally appealing, possibly due to a perceived association with sexual arousal. Highly attractive women were perceived as even more attractive in red.

Which lipstick lasts for 24 hours? ›

MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Super Stay 24 H Color Lipstick (CHERRY PIE - 542, 9 ml) MEET THE LIPCOLOR THAT STRETCHES THE LIMITS OF LONGWEAR AND LASTS UP TO 24HR.

How can I make my lipstick last 24 hours? ›

How to Make Your Lipstick Last All Day and Night!
  1. Get A Matte Lipstick. For a long-lasting lipstick, it's essential to use a matte lipstick. ...
  2. Exfoliate. ...
  3. Moisturize with Lip Balm. ...
  4. Apply Lip Liner. ...
  5. Apply First Layer Lipstick. ...
  6. Blot. ...
  7. Powder. ...
  8. Apply the Second Layer.

Is red lipstick OK for daytime? ›

The most important thing to keep in mind when wearing a red lipstick during the day is to ensure that you let your lips do all the talking. Avoid wearing heavy eye makeup with your red lip as that will look too OTT for the day. Instead, stick to a thin flick of eyeliner and lots of mascara for an effortless look.

How do you wear red lipstick on wedding day? ›

Make Sure It Stays Put

To avoid fading and bleeding, make sure you line your lips with an invisible lip liner or a colored one that matched your lipstick. You should also make sure your lips are moisturized and primed so they can hold the color and keep it from going out of bounds.

What does it say about a woman who wears red lipstick? ›

Women have more luminance contrast between facial features and skin than men, which is enhanced through make-up. Research indicates that red lips are universally appealing, possibly due to a perceived association with sexual arousal. Highly attractive women were perceived as even more attractive in red.

What kind of lipstick does not come off? ›

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color

We'd be willing to place bets on this formula as the best long-lasting drugstore lipstick around. It's pigmented, it's smooth and it locks onto lips for all-day wear, regardless of how many Swedish Fish you snack on at your desk.

What is the most long-lasting MAC lipstick? ›

The Retro Matte liquid Lip is the longest lasting formula wearing smoothly and evenly for up to 8hrs and its long wearing, non smudging formula means it will not feather or bleed.

How do actresses keep their lipstick on? ›

By slightly dampening a lip brush, then dipping it in a blush to use as a "base" and to "outline" the lips before applying lipstick, the blush serves as an anchor for the lipstick—enabling it to stay all day.

Does Vaseline make lipstick last longer? ›

Yes, applying vaseline on top of your lipstick can make it glossy and long-lasting.

What ingredient makes lipstick stay on longer? ›

Long-lasting color lipsticks contain silicone oil, which seals the color to your lips. Lip gloss usually comes in jars and contains different proportions of the same ingredients as lipstick but usually has less wax and more oil to make the lips shinier.

What lip color is in for 2022? ›

Pantone's 2022 color of the year may be a shade of periwinkle, but you can take the purple cue in a whole other, bold direction with this lipstick from e.l.f. Cosmetics. The lush, creamy lipstick soaks lips in decadent color to make a statement like no other while delivering intense moisturizing power.

What lipstick color makes you look younger? ›

Opting for a nude lipstick can help to reverse aging by providing the look of plumper lips, effectively lifting your face and making it appear more youthful. “The reason these shades are ideal for looking younger is that they give the appearance of fuller lips.

What lips do men find most attractive? ›

Researchers showed men photos of women, some wearing lipstick and some without and they found that shades of red lipstick captivated men the longest, 7.3 out of the first 10 seconds. And pink lip color was just behind that with 6.7 seconds out of the first 10. Fuller lips were also found to attract the eye for longer.

What color lipstick do guys like? ›

Although your average guy may not admit having as strong an opinion about lip colors, a recent study at the University of Manchester found that men really are attracted to lipstick, with red being the most captivating.

Why does my lipstick always come off? ›

The most common mistake women make putting on lipstick: applying color over lip balm. Yes, lip balm can help moisturize your mouth, but you should remove all the residue before you put on your product. The oils in the balm create a slippery base for lipstick, meaning your shade is more likely to feather and smear.

How can I make my makeup last 10 hours? ›

How to Make Your Makeup Last For 10 Hours or More
  1. Start with a Regular Skincare Regimen. Start by prepping your skin with a regular skincare regimen. ...
  2. Prime Your Skin With MOISTURIZER. ...
  3. Select an Oil-Free Foundation. ...
  4. Layer Foundation with Powder. ...
  5. Go Light on Makeup and Reapply Throughout the Day. ...
  6. Contact Us.
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How can I make my makeup last 12 hours? ›

Incorporate these beauty hacks into your makeup routine to create a long-lasting makeup look:
  1. Apply setting powder. ...
  2. Apply setting spray. ...
  3. Avoid layering on too much makeup. ...
  4. Check your products' expiration dates. ...
  5. Exfoliate your face. ...
  6. Prep with primer. ...
  7. Use a dedicated primer for eye makeup.
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How do you make lipstick kiss proof? ›

After applying your lipstick, you place a piece of paper towel or toilet tissue between your lips and press to blot off any excess color or shine. Then dust your lips with a translucent powder and brush to set your lipstick before finally re-applying another layer of the lipstick.

Should you wear lip liner with red lipstick? ›

While you don't necessarily need to use lip liner, it's highly recommended when wearing red lipstick. Lip liner is a bit like eyeshadow primer—you can wear lipstick without liner, but it definitely won't look as good or last as long. Lip liner seals in the color, preventing it from bleeding or flaking.

Why do people wear red lipstick under eyes? ›

Smearing red lipstick under your eyes is actually a super popular makeup application hack — and for good reason. That “good reason” is based entirely in color theory. Since red cancels out green, blue and purple tones, makeup lovers turn to red lipstick as an under eye color corrector before concealer.

What Colour dress should I wear with red lipstick? ›

NEUTRALS. It should come as no surprise that you can wear red lipstick with ANY neutral color. Yepp, that means blue, brown, gray, black, white, beige, tan, and similar shades.

How do you keep lipstick on a wedding? ›

Exfoliate Before the Big Day

Plus, exfoliation makes your lips so kissably soft—perfect for that big ceremony moment. If you don't want to pay for a store-bought scrub, make your own using equal parts sugar, coconut oil, and honey. Just be gentle in exfoliating as your lips are a sensitive area.

Does wearing red lipstick make you more attractive? ›

Yes! Many women swear wearing red lipstick and other makeup colours makes a huge difference in how they perceive their own attractiveness. Scientists in the UK believe they have the red effect figured out. They report that the use of cosmetics by women seems to consistently increase their attractiveness.

What did red lipstick symbolize? ›

Red lip color gained popularity internationally as women's rights movements spread worldwide. As red lipstick symbolized American suffrage, its sway traveled across the pond and then some. British suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst donned a red lip, which helped spread the symbolic action among her fellow activists.

How can I make my lips naturally red? ›

Keep reading to learn 14 home remedies for hydrated, healthy lips.
  1. Exfoliate your lips. Before you head to bed at night, apply a good quality lip balm. ...
  2. Try a homemade lip scrub. ...
  3. Stay hydrated. ...
  4. Check your medicine cabinet. ...
  5. Use vitamin E. ...
  6. Moisturize with aloe vera. ...
  7. Use a berry-based lip scrub. ...
  8. Wake up lips with citrus.
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Do men like red lipstick? ›

Earlier explorers from the University of Rochester in New York have already scientifically confirmed that women in red attracts men's attention most of all.

What skin tones Does red lipstick look good on? ›

What About Shade Ranges of Red Lipstick & Your Skin?
  • Light or fair skin people are most flattered by light and bright red lipsticks. ...
  • Deep red lipstick looks best on medium to dark skin. ...
  • People with darker skin can get away with both deep and bright red lipsticks (within the right base undertone range).

Which lipstick is waterproof? ›

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick ... Insight Cosmetics Non-Transfer Lip Color - 11 Coffe Comma... Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick ... Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick ...

How do you seal lipstick on your lips? ›

There are two ways to seal lipstick on your lips. The number one way is to buy a matte lipstick, and the second way would be to use a Lipstick Sealer on top of a regular lipstick. Either way works equally well.

Which lipstick is best liquid or stick? ›

Solid lipstick keeps your lips hydrated

Almost all the liquid lipsticks are designed in such a way that they last for a long duration and sustain the matte look. This typically means that there are more chances of your lips becoming dry. Solid lipsticks do not have a matte finish so they will keep your lips hydrated.

Which makeup is best for long lasting? ›

  • Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation.
  • Estée Lauder Double-Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation.
  • Make Up For Ever HD Skin Undetectable Stay-True Foundation.
  • Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation.
  • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation Pro.
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How long does Superstay last? ›

Meet Super Stay Vinyl Ink liquid lipstick for budge-resistant vinyl color and up to 16 hour wear. This longwear lipstick's Color Lock formula defies smudging and transfer and provides an instant shine finish. Shake before applying on clean, dry lips.

How do you keep a MAC lipstick on all day? ›

Powder. This trick is only necessary when you really need lipstick to last hours and hours without touch-ups or having to worry. Using a translucent powder, gently swipe a very thin dusting over the applied red lip. Just as it sets your face makeup, it'll make sure your lipstick will stay for good.

What is MAC's most popular red lipstick? ›

What is the best MAC red lipstick? Easily one of the most famous shades of red lipstick is MAC's Ruby Woo, with the brand confirming to woman&home this is its best-selling red.

How many hours does MAC lipstick last? ›

It moves towards a good coral side and stays on for eight hours and is transfer-resistant.

What kind of makeup should a bride wear? ›

To achieve the classic bridal makeup look, you'll want to ask for a dewy foundation base, simple or cat eye makeup, rosy blush, shaped brows, and a natural or red tinted lipstick or gloss (like our bride wearing Kimora by Sottero and Midgley did).

Can you wear lipstick to a wedding? ›

While some people enjoy putting on makeup, especially for special events like a wedding, it isn't a requirement to look and feel your best. If you feel happy and confident in a touch of concealer and a tinted lip balm, go for it! Let your natural beauty shine through.

Which makeup is good for bride? ›

Hence, as a bride, HD Makeup can be a great choice as you are under the constant glare of the cameras. Airbrush makeup is mostly suggested for oily skin whereas HD Makeup is suitable for all skin types. Cakey makeup is a big no from the bride's nowadays.

Does your lipstick have to match your dress? ›

Don't go for an exact match.

Fabiola recommends finding a lip color that's a notch darker than your clothes to avoid an exact match, which can come off as cheesy. She created the shade using Stila Cherry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain, followed by a light dab of raspberry lip gloss from Nars.

How do I keep my wedding makeup on all day? ›

Definitely Use a Primer

If you want your makeup to last well through the night, you'll definitely want to add a good primer to your wedding day makeup kit. As Cole says, "A primer is your BFF! Primer helps smooth the skin's appearance and helps the makeup wear longer.

What makeup should not be done at a wedding? ›

Common Wedding Makeup Mistakes Brides Make
  1. D.I.Y. ...
  2. Not Having the Right Tools. ...
  3. Trying Something New. ...
  4. Skipping the Makeup Trial. ...
  5. Not Doing Your Research. ...
  6. Not Considering the Big Picture. ...
  7. Wearing the Wrong Shade. ...
  8. Skipping the Primer.

How many lipsticks should a woman own? ›

So, in a way, two lipsticks are sufficient, but having three really perfect lipsticks is even better. With three perfect lipsticks, you know that you're always prepared for whatever the day may throw your way.

How long before my wedding should I get my lips done? ›

You should give yourself at least two to three weeks before the wedding when scheduling fillers to allow enough time for potential side effects to resolve. The best time to get fillers done before a wedding is between three months and two weeks before instead of waiting until the last minute.

How do brides get glowing skin? ›

Start with your diet and lifestyle

A proper diet for the week will include a mix of red, yellow, purple and green fruits and vegetables. These staples are rich in antioxidants and minerals that protect your skin from free radical damage and maintain a lovely glow.

What should bride do for glowing skin? ›

It is extremely important to drink 3 to 4 liters of water everyday to get the bridal glow at home. Enough water is important to keep skin soft and supple for that bridal glow. Water can help you to get bridal glow in a week.

What color clothes go with red lipstick? ›

NEUTRALS. It should come as no surprise that you can wear red lipstick with ANY neutral color. Yepp, that means blue, brown, gray, black, white, beige, tan, and similar shades.

What is the shade of lipstick that suits everyone? ›

Pink Lipstick:

Skin tone doesn't matter here. From black to brown, to yellow to pale skinned complexions, all skin complexion ladies can carry off pink lipsticks with total hits. This is definitely the perfect lipstick shade for fair skin and every other skin shade and tone you can come by!

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