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Ageless queen of Mando-pop Jolin Tsai has sent yet another flurry of buzz our way on the final day of her Ugly Beauty World Tour. This time, regarding a beauty secret we never thought would play this much of an importance in our lives, around this time last year — you know, sans mask times.

We’re talking about her smudge-proof lip wear fans noticed to have stayed amazingly untouched after the pop star shared a passionate smooch with guest star, Dee Hsu, on the final day of Tsai’s concert tour in Kaohsiung, Taiwan earlier last month.


Both the Taiwanese singer and her TV host bestie, better known as Xiao S, turned up on stage clad in sexy, star-studded outfits and dramatically winged eyeshadow in the final minutes of the concert, only to ruin their flawless pouts with the kiss at the end of hit song, Mr. Q. 

However, when they pulled away, fans were reportedly astonished at how pristine Tsai’s red lip remained. Her lipstick appeared as saturated and its outline was — without a doubt — perfectly intact.

Jolin Tsai Kiss Proof Lipstick (1)

Source: Vogue Taiwan

And get this: it wasn’t just a regular peck. We know that for a fact because following the song, Xiao S’s makeup artist was immediately beckoned on stage for a quick touch-up.

Tsai went on to perform another two songs, rocking the stage with her untainted, deep crimson puckers. But what was the envy-evoking secret ladies all around the world have been dying to know since?


Jolin Tsai used these two products from NARS

It was uncovered earlier this week that the star had on two lip products that helped maintain a budge-proof lip, Vogue Taiwan reported. The exact products used were the NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Lipstick and limited edition NARS Air Matte Lip Color.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Lipstick

This product is well-known for its long-lasting, staying power; it turns out Tsai’s just as much of a sucker for the occasional matte liquid lipstick as we are. She had on the bright red Powermatte Lip Pigment in shade Starwoman, which claims to offer up to 24-hours of durability alongside its velvety and high-impact finish.

Reviewers have shared that this top-seller that comes with a handy doe-foot applicator lasts through meals as well. Its liquefied pigments glide onto lips seamlessly without drying lips out for a lightweight, comfortable wear.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Lipstick retails for S$40 at Sephora.


Nars Air Matte Lip Color (limited Edition)

To top it off, Tsai harnessed the blurring properties of the new Air Matte Lip Color in shade Power Trip for a textured lip. This silky cream-based lipstick provides a cushiony, air-kissed touch that refines fine lines for the ultimate soft and well-diffused look. Tsai’s makeup artist reportedly dabs this playful hot pink hue onto the centre of the star’s lips before tapping it outwards to blend.

NARS Air Matte Lip Color (Limited Edition) retails for S$40 at Sephora.

Can’t get enough of NARS?

With their long history of bold, long-lasting pigments, it’s no surprise that Tsai’s been a fan of the brand for a long time coming. Especially given her exuberant performances that often require high staying power as the diva dances, sings, and sweats the night away.

While we keep our eyes peeled for more transfer-proof lipsticks to last us through mask-donning days, we’re definitely emulating these budge-proof options Jolin Tsai has proven to us to be effective. Here are more looks you can recreate with these NARS’ favourites.