We could be wearing masks for a while longer, which provides a tricky challenge for those who enjoy wearing lipstick. We put 10 red matte and satin-finish lipsticks to the test, to help you find out which lasts and won't end up patchy or smeared across your face and mask.
The lipsticks ranged in price from £7.99 up to £44 at full RRP, and the brands included Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Fenty Beauty, Huda Beauty, L'Oreal Paris, Mac, Maybelline, Nars, NYX and Tom Ford.
To find out which lipstick would survive a typical day we enlisted three volunteers (two women and a man), ranging in age from 24 to 56.
We devised a range of scenarios:
Find out which red lipsticks impressed us and would survive a typical day without fading, smudging or needing to be reapplied.
Our video below shows the lengths we went to in order to discover which lipstick lasts the longest.
Our verdict: The Fenty Beauty Lip Paint came out top overall for all of our testers.
Our volunteers said the lipstick was easy to apply with the sponge applicator and, despite a lot of product coming out in one pass, the lipstick stayed in place until the very end of our tests.
It was the only lipstick that didn't need touching up, and it looked passable even after the dreaded spaghetti test.
Testers also commented on how the matte formula wasn't drying compared with some of the other matte lipsticks we tried out.
Our verdict: Great staying power on a budget.
Our older tester rated the L'Oreal Paris Rouge as her favourite, along with the Fenty, and the other two testers picked it as their second favourite.
Like the Fenty Beauty Lip Paint, this liquid lipstick also has a sponge applicator, which received mixed reviews. Some felt it was easier to apply than the stick design, but others thought it was tricky for first-timers.
It stayed put so well throughout the tests that two volunteers commented on how it was difficult to remove.
Here's our verdict on the rest of the lipsticks we tested, listed in alphabetical order.
Our verdict: If you're looking for a long-lasting lippy, we recommend saving your pennies and looking elsewhere.
The Chanel Rouge Coco seemed to struggle with the eating and kissing tests the most: testers noted a large amount of transfer and colour loss afterwards.
However, they liked the easy application and the creamy texture of the lipstick.
Our verdict: We certainly didn't find Charlotte Tilbury to be a bad lipstick, but it didn't wow with its staying power like our Editor's Picks did.
It seemed to transfer easily on to objects, according to our testers, but surprisingly they didn't lose much colour on the lips in the process.
It also had a subtle shea-butter smell, which our testers liked.
Our verdict: Huda Beauty is a decent lipstick, with one volunteer ranking it second overall.
One tester voted this as their second favourite, and another voted it as their third favourite. The volunteers were impressed with its staying power throughout the tests, and commented on the stylish case.
However, two volunteers did note that the sharp angle of the lipstick made it difficult to apply.
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Our verdict: Our testers had mixed results for this Mac lipstick.
The volunteers commented on its pleasant, chocolatey smell, but our male tester also mentioned that this lipstick is quite small, and so difficult for bigger hands to use.
It ranked poorly in the mask test, with volunteers commenting on the obvious marks left in the white masks, but they were surprised at how the lipstick itself looked fine.
However, all testers noted how the lipstick was almost completely wiped off after the pasta test.
Our verdict: This Maybelline lipstick was rated the worst by our oldest tester and fifth by the other two.
Our volunteers had mixed feelings about it. All commented on the pleasant shea-butter scent and the creamy consistency, but the lipstick clearly sat very differently on mature lips.
Our oldest tester noted bleeding and smudging throughout the testing.
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Our verdict: Nars is not the lipstick we'd pick to wear for an indulgent dinner.
Greasy food was this lipstick's undoing in our tough trials. Testers reported the most loss of colour and bleeding during the muffin and spaghetti tests.
One volunteer mentioned how moisturised her lips felt, but the stick's curved end made it tricky to apply.
Our verdict: While one tester liked this NYX lipstick, the others gave it mixed reviews.
Our oldest volunteer didn't find any colour was lost until the second-to-last test, the apple.
However, she did say it was difficult to apply consistently, which was in line with another tester who said a few passes were needed on the lips to get the colour through.
The other volunteers found a lot of transfer on to the hand in the kissing test and colour loss from the eating test, with both of them topping up at least once.
Our verdict:We had mixed results for this Tom Ford lipstick.
Two volunteers rated it poorly overall, while another rated it second best.
Testers liked the shea-butter scent and the stylish case, although one volunteer said it was uncomfortable to hold.
Our older tester noted that the lipstick had noticeable bleeding after the spaghetti test, and everyone commented on the obvious transfer on to the face mask.
Despite this lipstick's tendency to transfer, it stayed put during our kissing test.