How to Remove Lipstick … Quickly!

Posted Thursday January 31, 2013 2:00 PM GMT

While we love a relentless lip color, there comes a time when it’s got to go. Like when you try out your best friend’s fire truck red gloss only to discover, it’s not your shade of red. How can you remove it … fast? We’ve got the answers:

1. Makeup remover
Makeup remover is the swiftest measure for removing lip color. Apply it to your lips using a cotton swab or makeup remover pad, and use a clean swab to wipe it off. If you’re a gal on-the-go, keep some spare makeup remover pads (we like Yes! To Cucumbers On-the-Go Facial Towelettes) in your purse — you never know when you’ll have a pucker-mergency!

2. Petroleum jelly
If the color lingers or you don’t have makeup remover on-hand, apply a petroleum-based moisturizer and let it sit for one minute. Then, wipe off the excess with a tissue or cotton swab. Petroleum jelly will get into the nooks, crannies and cracks of your colored lips.

3. Baby oil
Any oil-based product should do the trick. Use it the same way you use makeup remover — just be sure to wash off any oil that runs on your skin with soap and water.

4. Cold cream
Cold cream does wonders for removing lipstick! Dab it on and wipe it off with a moistened cotton swab. You can also apply cold cream before you apply lipstick to insure an easy removal and super-moist lips.

Editors note: If you’re on a date, dab your lips on a napkin before eating or drinking. This will prevent your lipstick from leaving marks on your glass, silverware, or worse … your face!

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