Long-lasting lipstick removal hacks
If you’re a lipstick fanatic, you know how difficult it is to find a “long-lasting” lipstick that is actually, well, long-lasting. Having to reapply your favourite hue throughout the day can be a chore, and once you find that one perfect brand that will stay on your lips all day, it’s not only a game-changer, but will make you not want to wear anything other than the magical long-lasting formula.
However, if you are a lipstick fanatic, you also know just how hard it is to take off that long-lasting colour when you actually do want to remove it at the end of the day. There are multiple ways to take off your make-up, but which tips really work? Here are some simple hacks to get the colour that just won’t budge off of your lips.
The first step is to loosen the formula’s grip on your skin by getting your lips slippery. Apply a coin-sized amount of Vaseline or lip balm to your lips or until deeply saturated. Leave it on for a few minutes, five at the most. Then grab a damp washcloth or cotton pad and gently remove the lipstick. Don’t scrub too hard to irritate and damage your skin. If there are still a few remnants on your lips, use a simple liquid make-up remover to get the colour off. Put a few drops on a cotton pad and gently rub in circular motions over your lip, then around your lip line.
Next, you want to exfoliate your lips, and take off any dead skin cells left and bring out the smoothness of your skin. A simple home formula includes brown sugar and honey, or you can replace the honey with olive oil. Mix equal parts in a small dish and then rub the formula over your lips for 30 seconds. Once you’re finished, wipe off the excess with a damp washcloth to remove the mixture, and any colour that may be remaining from your lips. Finish the removal process by applying a hydrating lip balm right after to keep moisture on your lips.
If you want to streamline the process the next time you wear long-lasting lipstick, start the day by applying a balm to your lips and moisturise throughout the day. By applying a nourishing lip balm about every two hours or so, your lipstick should come off much easier by the end of the day.