Planning a wedding can be stressful, but when the big day arrives, you want everything to go as smoothly as possible. Even your lipstick. From first kisses to champagne toasts, eating gourmet food to chatting with loved ones, your lips do quite a bit on your wedding day. Here are a few quick tips and tricks to keeping your lipstick on your lips all day without worrying about fading, feathering, or flaking.


Lip Liner

For your lipstick prep, use a long wearing and plumping lip liner in a complementing shade to your lipstick color. Whether you’re going for a more natural and neutral look or a glamorously vibrant color, applying a lip liner with hydrating ingredients creates the perfect base for a lipstick that doesn’t feather or fade.

For more volume, start by lining the cupid’s bow and draw outwards towards the corners of the lip. Or, for a fuller-looking lip, draw slightly outside your natural lip line and then fill the rest in with lipstick. If you’re going for a more low-maintenance style, feel confident wearing only your lip liner. Make sure to choose one in a complimenting, versatile shade to the rest of your makeup look.

Gloss versus Matte

If you’re wondering which one is better for your wedding day, the answer is both! It’s completely up to you which one better fits your personality, style, and bridal look. While gloss might need touch-ups throughout the day, a highly pigmented matte finish could be your better option for all-day coverage.

But don’t let that stop you from choosing a shimmery gloss that fits your feminine bride-to-be style. Try both out for a full day before the big day arrives to see which one works better for you.

Liquid Lipstick

Need something with serious pigmentation? Liquid lipstick has flexible application, moisturizing ingredients, and better fade-free formulas. Make sure your lipstick stays on your lips and not your husband-to-be with a matte liquid lipstick instead of a traditional bullet lipstick.

Choose a liquid lipstick that has a cream-to-matte formula and hydrating color, like the Thrive Causemetics Matte Legacy Liquid Lipstickä. This full-coverage liquid lipstick includes a built-in primer and a blend of natural oils for comfortable all-day wear, AKA exactly what you need on the best (and longest) day of your life.

Long-Wearing Classic Lipstick

The last thing you need during your hectic wedding day schedule of events is to realize that your gorgeous shade of blush matte lipstick has completely faded into oblivion. Prevent this by wearing lipstick with a built-in primer for longer lasting wear. You don’t necessarily need a lip stain to have a vibrant color that lasts all day.

While you can definitely touch up your lipstick and other makeup throughout the day, the less the better. Try out a lipstick or two in the shade you want for your special day a few weeks before the ceremony. Check and see if it lasts an entire work day, from coffee until cocktails. Funnily enough, you’ll be doing a lot of the same things on your wedding day. Talking to lots of people, eating food, drinking beverages, the works.

Ingredients to Look For:

These ingredients tend to hydrate and plump lips across various lipstick products.

  • Jojoba oil: hydrates and locks in moisture to protect lips from drying.
  • Shea butter: nourishes lips to prevent cracking or drying.
  • Candelilla wax: promotes smooth application of the formula with even distribution.
  • Carrot seed oil: rich in Vitamin A to firm and restore volume.
  • Rosemary leaf extract: rich in anti-oxidants that fight free radicals.
  • Vitamin E: enhances moisture retention and smooths lips.

Whether you decide to go with a neutral lipstick or a vibrantly colored liquid lipstick, the options for your beautiful bridal makeup are endless.

About Thrive Causemetics

Thrive Causemetics create 100% cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics that contains proven ingredients without the use of toxins or sulfates. A beauty brand and philosophy that beauty goes beyond skin deep, for every product purchased one is donated to a woman in need.

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