Kiss and Tell

Keep your lips hydrated and picture-perfect from the first kiss to the last dance with these pretty (and practical) products, chosen by local makeup pros. —Stacey Marcus

By | Boston Weddings |


Photograph by Scott M. Lacey. Styling by Lysa Pelletier/Team.

1. EOS Smooth Sphere Balm

Supple, soft lips start with plenty of moisture. Boston makeup artist Dani Wagener recommends a lightweight balm.

$3.29, Evolution of Smooth.

2. Chantecaille Lip Chic

For a timeless look, Boston makeup artist Tavi de la Rosa reaches for this lip color in “Tea Rose,” “Heirloom,” or “Camellia.”

$35 each, Bloomingdale’s.

3. The Balm “Plump Your Pucker” Gloss

Just a dollop increases circulation to your lips and gives you a full, shiny pout, says Rouge Cosmetics’ Ann Supple Massey.

$15, Rouge Cosmetics.

4. Peter Roth Un-Wrinkle Lip Treatment

Use a primer to fill in lines and creases. The peptides in this one, Massey notes, will also pump up your pucker.

$30, Rouge Cosmetics.

5. The Lip Scrub by Sarah Happ

Regular exfoliation sloughs off dead skin, creating a polished canvas for lip color, Massey says.

$24, Rouge Cosmetics.

6. Becca Beach Tint

Brides who prefer the natural look should opt for a tinted stain. Wagener suggests wearing this one with a gloss for extra sheen.

$25 each, Sephora.

7. Shiseido Makeup Corrector Pencil

Color outside the lines? It’s easy to fix mistakes (and give lips extra oomph) with this lifesaving product from Shiseido, De la Rosa says.

$18, Lord & Taylor.

8. Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil

Wagener uses the side of this creamy pencil to shape and fill in lips ever so slightly, then swipes on a tinted balm or a sheer lipstick.

$19, Sephora.


What’s a flawless pucker without a megawatt grin? Make sure your pearly whites stay that way with these tips from Mark Mizner, of Commonwealth Dental Group.

• Bid adieu to smoking and limit other stain producers—red wine, blueberries, coffee.

• Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings.

• Start over-the-counter treatments like whitening strips six to eight weeks before the wedding.

• For a more-intense whitewashing, have custom trays molded to your teeth. The seamless fit keeps the bleach gel in and saliva out.

• Particularly stubborn stains might require in-office light treatments, during which your dentist will apply bleach directly to your teeth and use light to activate its brightening effects.

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