Kiss-prooflipsticks are already a gift. But if it can last through a night of food, drinks, and a couple smooches? That’s when it becomes impressive. And if there’s one formula promising enough to survive all three, we’d place our bets on Maybelline’s SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks.

If you’ve been here a while, you might remember a little test we did back when the iconic lippies just launched. It was greasy, saucy, and all around messy, but the fact that these formulas did not budge made us believe that this long-lasting formula does live up to the hype.

Now, that line has expanded to include 14 more flattering hues from vibrant reds to earthy nudes. You know what they say—the more, the merrier! And what better way to prove the staying power behind these gorgeous new shades than by putting it to the test? Don’t worry, we came up with just the thing.

THE DINNER DATE TEST

For this test, we’ll be swatching the latest 14 shades from Maybelline’s Superstay Matte Inks to see if they can last through a “night” of eating, drinking, and yes, smooching. So to set this little experiment into motion, we decided to try these lippies against a hearty spaghetti and meatballs dinner, a frosting-topped cupcake, a glass of wine, and a kiss to end it all.

With this, we asked 14 girls from the BeautyMNL office to swipe a shade on and let it fully set for about 5-10 minutes. Afterwards, we’ll check how transfer-proof it is by letting them kiss the back of their hand before and after eating, drinking, or kissing to see whether a shade is truly as “kiss-proof” as it claims. And, as always, no retouching! Now without further ado, let’s see how it all turned out.

THE VERDICT

After a series of eating, drinking, and kissing, it appears that the lipstick does hold up no matter what the shade. There’s little to no transfer, dries comfortably on the lips with a matte finish, and paints lips beautifully in just one swipe. Though, there are some things you’ll want to keep in mind for longer lipstick wear.

First, make sure that the lipstick is completely set first. Wait a couple minutes and blot lightly with a tissue. If it feels a bit “sticky”, that’s could be a sign it’s not completely dry yet. Second, be careful with how you wipe your lips. The lipstick may be long-lasting, but patting lightly over rubbing vigorously will definitely make a difference.

Lastly, while the lipstick can withstand oily food like pizza and greasy chicken, there are dishes that can make the lipstick on the inner areas of the mouth wear off. Of course, this completely depends on the dish, which might take another round of testing. But for now, head over to our video to see what exactly went down, and see the swatches, below!

THE SWATCHES

Dani in Artist
Kathy in Dancer
Sabby in Founder
Kat M. in Globetrotter
Yvonne in Groundbreaker
Suzee in Inspirer
Frankie in Self-Starter
Nina in Ambitious
Ayana in Assertive
Tati in Delicate
Nikki in Seeker
Maia in Testy
Pam in Transformer
Bea C. in Versatile

And there you have it! if you would like to give these a try, the SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks are available on BeautyMNL at P249 a pop. You can shop them and discover more Maybelline essentials right here.

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