“Kiss-proof” might be the gold standard of a good lipstick. But the girls at BeautyMNL are partial to another metric when we judge long-lasting formulas. Enter: the Coffee Mug Test.

Just swipe on a lipstick of your choice, let it dry, then sip your cuppa and see the results! Some lipsticks won’t leave a single trace (great), some might produce the shadow of a stamp (pretty good), while others impart a full-on kiss mark (not so good). Simple, right?

This week, we conducted a little experiment. We put 5 long-lasting lipsticks to the test to see if they could stand up to The Mug. Did they pass? Find out below!


LIPSTICK #1: Pink Sugar Sugar Tint Lip & Cheek Tint, P349
Nisee in Sugar Rush
THE COLOR: A natural, dusty rose
THE FORMULA: A pigmented lip-and-cheek cream
THE VERDICT: This lipstick delivered instant color with just one swipe. Despite its thicker texture, we could only find one teensy-tiny fleck of pigment on the mug. Continuous sipping did NOT disrupt the wear of this lippie!

Shop it here.

LIPSTICK #2: Imagic Smudge-Proof Liquid Lipgloss, P199
Dani in #12
THE COLOR: A vampy, wine red
THE FORMULA: A very liquid-y lippie
THE VERDICT: This lipstick applied super wet at first but soon dried down to a flat matte. And once it settled, it didn’t budge. It left no visible stains on the mug.

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LIPSTICK #3: Eden’s Paradise Honestly Matte Liquid Rouge, now on sale at P349
Jem in Tuesday Vibes
THE COLOR: A warm red with orange undertones
THE FORMULA: A watery pigment with a matte finish
THE VERDICT: Tuesday Vibes had a soft consistency that felt super comfortable and “moisturizing” throughout the day. It left the subtlest kiss mark on the mug, but we’re happy to report that the color lasted for hours after the test.

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LIPSTICK #4: Everyday Love+ Nude Lips, P199
Kim in #5
THE COLOR: A muted beige with a touch of pink
THE FORMULA: A smooth, comfortable cream
THE VERDICT: #5 set quickly with practically no waiting time. The non-fussy formula stayed intact throughout the test; it just left the softest stain on the lip of our mug. No biggie!

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Credits: Video and photos by Kat Echon. Don’t forget to follow BeautyMNL on Facebook and Instagram!

Enjoy by Joakim Karud

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