The Lipstick Removal Tip To Kiss Face Staining Goodbye

Wearing your favorite lipstick color can make you feel confident and beautiful. Sometimes, though, when you get to the end of the night and try to take your makeup off, you realize that the lipstick has stained your lips and you can't remove the color. This is especially common with matte lipsticks and darker colors like a classic deep red.


You don't want to keep scrubbing at your lips because you'll end up with raw, chapped lips, which is no fun for anyone. While your lips could be chapped for other reasons, there's also a chance that your makeup removal routine is not helping. Before using any lipstick, ensure you have a set-in-stone lip-care routine to help your makeup come off without too much effort.

Getting the lipstick off easily starts before it's even applied, so grab your moisturizer and primer and get ready.

Start your routine with a primer and keep your lips moisturized

Emmy-winning celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor shared his tips for removing lipstick with, and his favorite is simple and takes place at the start of your makeup routine. He told the outlet, "Prevention is really the best medicine. If you want to wear a color but also reduce the amount that it stains, sometimes a lipstick primer can help."


Likewise, Bustle recommends using Vaseline as a moisturizer. Place a bit of Vaseline on your lips, leave it alone for a few minutes, and then wipe it off before applying your lipstick. This process is also called "lip slugging," which helps you get rid of chapped lips. If you need help removing the lipstick, you can also use Vaseline or a lip balm. Just apply the lip balm, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wipe it off. Your lipstick should come off with it.

Grab some oil-based makeup remover or micellar water

If you've forgotten or neglected to moisturize before putting on your long-wear lipstick, all is not lost. You can still remove it with some of the usual suspects. New York-based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner told Byrdie the best way is to get an oil-based cleaner. He says, "Since oil dissolves oil, these cleansers act like magnets for makeup to fully remove them from the skin."


If you don't have an oil-based cleanser, consider reaching for your micellar water, Zeichner shares. Micellar water is purified water mixed with moisturizers and other ingredients. It allows you to remove makeup more easily than just using water alone because it also contains a mild detergent. This process is perfect for people with sensitive skin since micellar water tends to be more gentle than other makeup removal methods.

If none of the above methods work, use a new toothbrush or a clean washcloth to scrub the product from your lips.