Pucker Up Ladies, Because Today, June 20th, Is National Kissing Day!

Pucker Up Ladies, Because Today, June 20th, Is National Kissing Day!

Now before you totter off in your heels to kiss your loved one, or to the cocktail bar to find a kissing partner (well it IS a national day, you’ve got an excuse!), the YCB beauty team are here to prepare your pouts for a kiss-a-thon. With everything you need to create kissable lips, and avoid smearing your lipstick across your own and your kissees face,  follow our guide to creating sumptuous smackers for National Kissing Day!

National Kissing Day


Clockwise from top right: 1) Lush Lip Scrub in Bubblegum, £5.25 Lush Cosmetics, 2) Clinique ‘Chubby Stick Intense’ £16, Clinique, 3) Yves Saint Laurent ‘Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres’, £22.50, 4) Benefit ‘Pocket Pal’ £15.50, Benefit, 5) Rimmel ‘1000 Kisses Lip Stain’ £5.99 Boots 

First of all, you need to get beautifully soft lips. With a smooth base for your lipstick or gloss, you will get a nicer finish and longer lasting results. Cracked lips isn’t a good look, it will attract the colour and leave you with an uneven and clogged colour. Lush ‘Lip Scrub’ in tasty bubble gum will gently exfoliate and smooth your lips, and create the perfect base for your lip colour of choice. You can also make your lips extra smooth by rubbing a softened, or babies toothbrush over your lips.

Next up, you need a colour that is smudge proof and long lasting. Lip stains are fantastic ways to add a flush of colour over your lips that won’t dry out your newly smooth lips, but also won’t smudge onto your chosen kissers face either! Lips stains have come a long way, with developed formulas to ensure your lips are still nourished. From natural tints, to full on coverage, we’ve found the best lip stains on offer! Rimmel’s ‘1000 Kisses’ claims to last, as it’s name suggests, for 1000 kisses, and what better day to put this to the test than National Kissing Day!

Alternatively, if you prefer a glossy finish, but still long-lasting colour, Benefit have combined their brilliant ‘Benetint’ and a clear lipgloss together in a handy, handbag friendly stick for you to get that everlasting colour, and seal it in with the glossy topcoat, the ‘Pocket Pal’.  Similarly, YSL’s glossy lip stain is a high end slick of colour to treat your lips.

If you just want a subtle colour, try Topshop ‘Lip Bullet’ or Clinique ‘Chubby Stick Intense’ for highly moiturising, glossy lips that make your lips look healthy and glossy, definitely inviting for National Kissing Day! Both are easy to apply, straight from the stick and you can top-up on the go!

So slick on the stain, and celebrate National Kissing Day in a beautiful way ladies!

Jade Bailey-Dowling

Jade lives by the quote ‘In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different’ as said by Coco Chanel. She loves vintage fashion, red lipstick and caramel lattes. Pursuing a career in fashion and beauty public relations and journalism, she wants to work in London, Paris and New York.