Here’s something you should know about me before we continue: I have had at least one cup of coffee nearly every single morning since I was 13 years old. That might be slightly concerning, but I’m just giving you the facts.
Though I might have a slight coffee addiction, it’s not for nothing—believe it or not, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks on my daily journey to caffeination. Mainly, I know to nearly always wait until after I’ve finished my last cup to apply lipstick, as lipstick tends to not only leaves marks on my mug, but hot coffee also typically ruins the finish of my lipstick.
For the sake of science, I decided to test a few of my absolute favorite lipsticks against my morning coffee to see how they held up. While most did transfer a bit to my mug (I’d be shocked to find a lipstick that didn’t transfer to a mug, no matter how smudge-proof it’s supposed to be) they all held up surprisingly well. Below, find my reviews for how well five of my all-time favorite lipsticks square up against piping hot coffee.