Removing Stubborn Lipstick

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated September 30, 2016)

Many women's favorite kind of cosmetic is lipstick. Lipstick can add the perfect punch to a look or ensemble; however, if your favorite colors happen to be the brighter or darker colors, you may be all too familiar with the problem of having your lipstick stain your lips. Sure it looks great with your outfit and other makeup choices, but at the end of the day when you're taking it all off, you want your lipstick to come off too, but much to your dismay the color remains. If you are plagued with stubborn lipstick and don't want to give up your favorite colors to remedy the problem, then read on. You don't have to have boring lips to avoid stubborn lipstick, and you don't have to concede to stained lips to keep your favorite colors.

Many of you have probably tried just wiping that lipstick off with a tissue. And let me guess, it doesn't work. Yeah, that's what I thought. If anything, trying that tissue probably just aggravates the problem, because now it's evident that you did fail at removing that stubborn lipstick. So what do you do? Well first, throw out that tissue and pull out some more intense makeup removers. Lipstick is a type of makeup, so why not try using a makeup remover?

You can use really whatever kind of makeup remover you want. If you don't want to go out and buy a special kind of makeup remover, then your regular makeup remover should do the trick. Just start out with a little remover on a cotton pad and rub it on your lips. If you use the liquid makeup removers (especially the oil-based ones), then you'll have to make sure that you wash your lips thoroughly afterward, because those kinds of makeup removers could leave an unwanted film on your lips.

One of the best and healthiest alternatives is to use a cold cream to remove that stubborn lipstick. First put the cold cream on your lips and rub it around. Then take a wet washcloth (note, not a tissue) and work the cold cream around your lips to more fully remove the stubborn lipstick. You can repeat these steps as much as you need to fully remove the lipstick.

While some may see makeup removal as an unnecessary step in cosmetics, it's actually a crucial part with all kinds of makeup. By removing that stubborn lipstick, you not only remove the stain, but you also allow your lips to become more moisturized, increasing the overall health of your lips. By properly removing all your makeup at the end of each day, you better ensure the health of your skin and face.

Author Bio

Charlotte Wood

MORE FROM CHARLOTTE

Washing Bulky, Heavy Items

Those bulky and down feather pillows and comforters of yours can sometimes be daunting to wash even though you definitely ...

Discover More

Going to a Day Spa

Day spas are targeted toward one thing: you. Day spas are for your enjoyment and pampering. Keep that in mind and going to a ...

Discover More

Building Good Credit

As you enter the world of adulthood you can start with a clean financial slate and start building your credit score. There ...

Discover More
More Beauty Tips

Developing Fuller, Smoother, Sexier Lips

Ever want to have fuller, smoother, and sexier lips? Even if you weren't born with luscious lips, you can take steps to ...

Discover More

Picking the Right Shade of Lipstick

Lipstick is definitely fun, but you need to make sure you have the right colors. Follow these few tips to pick the best color ...

Discover More

Make Your Lips Look Fuller

Full lips are the way to go in today's beauty world, but not everyone has natural full lips. Not to fear, here are some easy ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is seven minus 5?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Videos

Subscribe to the Tips.Net channel:

Visit the Tips.Net channel on YouTube

Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)