Your wedding day will bring hours of fun, smiling, laughing, eating, and drinking. But the right lipstick can make or break your look. Even worse? The wrong lipstick could end up on your teeth—and everywhere else, including on your new spouse. But don't fret. Liquid lipsticks exist, and these formulas do what other matte lipsticks can’t.
Liquid lipsticks dry down to a matte, budge-proof finish, so you won't have to worry about the color smudging, smearing, or transferring. (Read: You won't have to constantly reapply in between sips of champagne and photos at the reception!) Though liquid lipsticks tend to come with one downside (they can be drying), there are thankfully formulas on the market that manage to be moisturizing, as well as long-lasting. And don't worry—we did the legwork for you.
Below are our favorite long-lasting, moisturizing, and just plain pretty liquid lipsticks. These are the tubes you don't want to forget to pack in your wedding-day clutch.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolat Lipstick in Candy Man
If you spent a good portion of Beyoncé’s Coachella performance wondering how her makeup stayed so flawless (same), you’ll be pleased to learn that her makeup artist used a drugstore brand. Sir John layered L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolat Lipstick on Bey's lips to create that perfect nude.
SHOP NOW: Target, $7.99
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Speed Dial
This matte lip has earned itself five stars, and that’s not just because of the non-drying and long-wearing formula—most of the reviews are raving about the super flattering rich peach color. Consider this warm peach the perfect middle ground between a bold hue and a subtle nude.
SHOP NOW: Colourpop, $4.20
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color in Romantic
This aptly named liquid lipstick is the perfect shade for bold brides who don’t shy away from bright colors. The vibrant pink shade is long-wearing, pigmented, and matte, so there's no chance of it fading after the first kiss or that first (and maybe second) slice of cake.
SHOP NOW: Target, $9.49
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Don’t Stop
If you’re looking for a bold, show-stopping red, look no further. NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Don’t Stop is an intensely pigmented, vibrant red that you’ll want to wear long after your wedding (hello, date nights and girls' night out!).
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $26
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick in Platinum Blonde
This brand counts Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle as a fan, and while she typically grabs Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution lipsticks, these liquid formulas are just as good—if not better! Infused with hyaluronic acid and beeswax, this product will moisturize your lips and stay on all day. Just swipe on a thin layer with the contoured applicator and, voilà, you’re practically a royal!
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $34
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Deep Thoughts
This gorgeous deep brown is the perfect nude for medium to darker skin tones. The long-lasting formula contains apricot, jojoba, and sunflower seed oil to moisturize lips and promises eight hours of wear, so you can skip all those extra touchups.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $24
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Cherry Skies
This drugstore favorite is long-lasting and waterproof. The velvety matte shade Cherry Skies is the perfect wine red for the bride who wants to add a bit of drama to her look.
SHOP NOW: Ulta, $6.99
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Soft Lilac
You might already be a fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills' stellar brow products or contour palettes, but their liquid lipsticks are definitely worth checking out too. The brand is constantly expanding the shade range of these comfortable matte shades. Our pick? The Soft Lilac hue, that's a bright but wearable shade of pink.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $20