To ensure your lipstick is long-lasting and your lips look luxurious, soft and moisturised lips are an absolute must!

First, a quick tip… Buy a few tubes of clear lip gloss and leave them on your desk, in your handbag, in your coat pocket and near your bed. That way you are always able to cover and protect your lips quickly and easily. Almost every high street brand does clear lip gloss; look for small tubes so they do not take up a lot of space.

Make-Up Artisit Applying Lip Make-Up to Bride

Avoiding Dry Lips

Here is my top tip for how to deal with dry lips on a wedding day…

From the 1st moment you wake up keep applying Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips. The balm itself is silky soft with the faintest hint of a rosy tint. The formula contains rose and almond oil, and I love this product because it offers great value for money (less than £2) and has a very light texture.

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips

Make sure continuously cover your lips with lip balm. After just a few hours of balm treatment your lips should be silky soft once more.

To get rid of dry skin, take a toothbrush and gently exfoliate your lips ahead of the ceremony.

My favourite product for dry lips, although not specifically designed for this purpose, is NARS Multi-Action Hydrating Toner. It’s perfect if you need to get your lips soft in minutes. It really gets rid of dry skin fast, leaving lips soft and silky.

NARS Multi-Action Hydrating Toner

Applying Lip Make-Up

Once your lips are soft and smooth once more, it’s time to apply some lip make-up…

The secret to long-lasting wedding lipstick is to use a layering technique. You can use lip liner to create a stronger base for the lipstick to sit on, which stops the lipstick from bleeding. I always draw the complete lip with a lip liner and then follow up with lip gloss or lipstick.

Make sure that your lip liner is always very finely sharpened and draw the entire lips, not just the edges. Afterwards, gently powder your lips with a transparent loose powder using a small brush. Follow up with your choice of lipstick, applying the lipstick with a brush.


Another product which helps lipstick to stay in place is Lipcote. Do not try to put lip gloss on top of Lipcote though as it will make the make-up underneath bubble slightly.

Guest post by Lina Cameron

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