We’re fussy people. On the one hand, we want our lipstick to last all day and all weather, and on the other hand, we want it to come off with ease when we need it to.
It’s all fun and games when it comes to makeup these days. We love summer highlighters, beautiful blushes, and those long-lasting lipsticks. The only problem is removing that super matte lipstick and making sure your lips are taken care of. Lip care is underrated. Your lips bear the brunt of sun damage and long-lasting lipsticks that stay on and even get pigmented. We tell you how to take care of your lips and remove long-wearing lipstick the right way.
How to remove long-wearing lipstick
These days matte lipsticks come with stronger formulas. When you hear words like “long-lasting”, “24/7”, “long-wearing” or “lip tattoo”, it means formulas that stay on the lips and need extra help to clean. While you are happy you don’t have to reapply every two hours, it can be tough if they form a layer, get dry and refuse to budge after a long, hard day. Powerful pigments need powerful measures and products. We found a few ways you can remove your stubborn lipstick right off the bat without causing roughness or making your lips dry.
Use a good lip remover or a makeup remover that targets lips
Use a good lipstick remover. There are not many labels that work with products exclusively for the lips and this inventive addition to your routine can up the ante. For a makeup remover that targets lips specifically, there are so many cool ones on the market these days – from the M.A.C Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover (THB 1150) to Kiko Milano Pure Clean Eyes & Lips (THB 360).
Use a gentle cloth and lip balm
When it comes to lips, it’s always good to use gentle products that help, such as a Makeup Eraser (THB 810). When in a rush, you can just slather on a bit of lip balm, let it stay for five minutes and rub it out with a cloth.
Coconut oil is a win
Drizzle coconut oil on your lips, dab it with a cotton cloth and wait. The lipstick just slides off.
Exfoliate with a scrub
Taking care of your lips is a full-time job. So make sure you regularly exfoliate using aloe vera, honey, brown sugar, coconut oil, and sugar. There are some interesting scrubs you can purchase, such as the PIXI Nourishing Lip Polish (THB 576).
Use a lip mask at night
Use a lip care primer
If you feel you will have to deal with dry lips and stubborn lipsticks, use a good primer before you apply lipstick. MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Lip (THB 900) is a fine option.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.