Lipsticks are a girl’s best friend. Surely, no other makeup item can accentuate one’s face like the humble lipstick does. Hence, this makeup essential, in a variety of colors, is a must-buy for all would-be brides.

While all lipsticks play an important role in beautifying women, the brides need to pick up a really long-lasting variety, which would last the entire duration of a lengthy event like weddings. This holds especially true for Chennai brides since the hot and humid climate often makes the lipsticks melt. Repeated touch ups may not be an option amidst scores of rituals and can also look very patchy if not done properly. After all, you cannot risk your looks on the biggest day of your life, when you are expected to be always photo-ready. You never know when you get captured by the lenses of the candid wedding photographers in Chennai.

Hence, we have brought here our top five lipsticks which will last the entire event and would look as beautiful as the freshly applied ones.

Maybelline Super Stay 14Hr Lipstick: As the name suggests this lip color does stay on your lips for a really long time. Unlike other long wear lipsticks, this one is surprisingly lightweight and doesn’t dry out your lips. Available in 20 lovely shades, there is one for every bride. These can be easily found in any beauty store and retail for around Rs. 575.

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain: These non-transferable liquid lip stains glide on your lips like a dream. Enriched with Vitamin E, its weightless formula will keep your lips moist all day long. Available in vibrant velvety colors, these lip stains will complement every skin tone and outfit. These retail for Rs. 850 – 900 online.

Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick: The intensely pigmented Chambor liquid lipsticks are a pleasure to wear. The creamy texture ensures a smooth finish, while the rich pigmentation gives complete opaque color to the lips with just a single swipe. Available in 18 rich shades, these lightweight lipsticks don’t fade before 10 hours. Price is Rs. 845.

Revlon ColorStay Overtime Lip Color: This is a two-in-one product. At one end there is a liquid lipstick and the other end features a top coat which seals the color in and keeps the lips glossy and soft. It claims to provide complete coverage for 16 hours even if you eat and drink during the event.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lipstick: The Infallible range from L’Oreal Paris consists of some really long lasting creamy lipsticks, which give a matt finish to the lips. They sustain full coverage even after meals. All the shades are highly pigmented and complement the bridal look well. They may dry out your lips a bit. Hence, use a little lip balm underneath. They retail for Rs. 990.

There are a lot of other brands which do the job well of coloring your lips and keeping them on for long, like MAC, Lakme, Lancome, Rimmel etc. You will find most of them in Chennai at the beauty stores of Phoenix Market City in Velachery. However, always go for a trial before buying the products since the colors may vary hugely depending on your lip pigmentation. A thoughtfully selected lipstick can enhance your beauty by several notches, which the candid photographers in Chennai would love to capture on films.