Curb a bit of that wedding decision anxiety with our guide to the Best Stay On Lipsticks.

With all the planning going on for your wedding, it can be a struggle to find the time for the little things. The team at Melbourne Bridal Expos has created this handy article with the best stay on lipsticks to help make things a little easier.

So, what are the best stay on lipsticks according to our bridal experts?

Rimmel London Provocalips

This is one of our top picks. Rimmel claims ’16-hour kiss-proof colour’, and they’re not far off the mark! This 2-step longwear lipstick has wand applicators for both colour and gloss – apply the colour to start your day and touch up with gloss while you are on the go.

Our favourite colour is the bold Firecracker, but there are plenty of beautiful shades to try.

L’Oréal Paris Infaillible 24HR Lipstick

Up to 24 hours sounds like a dream, and there have been mixed reviews. At Melbourne Bridal Expos, however, we found it to be a strong contender. Some people have reported that this colour can get a little cakey after a number of hours, but we found it worked pretty well! The colour itself comes with a wand applicator, while the ‘Boosting Balm’ is in a stick.

As with any stay on lipstick or longwear makeup, a good base is absolutely critical. Get the best result with primer and base to ensure good coverage and “stayability”.

Best Stay On Lipsticks

Rimmel Stay Matte Lipstick

This little matte lippie is a winner as long as you don’t layer the colour. One coat of this colour sticks like glue and dries to almost the same colour as the liquid. This will not come off on glasses or people!

We tried the very rich Rossetto Liquido colour and were amazed at the result.

Kylie Jenner Matte Liquid Lipstick

If you love a good matte lipstick that last has incredible staying power and brilliant pigment, you might just want to stop here. This is probably one of the best we’ve ever come across! We tested the colour True Brown K and found its coverage great and wear fantastic.

ETA: You can get the Kylie Jenner’s Matte Liquid Lipstick in a LipKit, which comes with a matching lip liner – perfect for brides who want to guarantee a liner/lippie match!

Best Stay On Lipstick

Magical Halo Matte Long Lasting Lip Gloss

This is a little dark horse, isn’t it? Matte, but not dry. Bold, but not bright. A velvety feel with stay-put colour. We tested colour #02 and it was divine.

Maybelline Superstay 24 Color

Solid reviews encouraged us to try this stayfast lipstick and it did not disappoint. We went with the very red 015 All Day Cherry to try it out. The colour was intense but not over the top, and it felt lovely with the gloss.

This lipstick stayed on for the entire day and didn’t rub off on our coffee mugs or water bottles. It also passed the kiss test with flying colours.


As with any makeup, preparation is key. We made sure we primed and prepped with foundation before applying these lipsticks in order to get the best result, as we recommend you do the same!

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