The Secret to Taking Off Lipstick That Just Won’t Budge

Victoria Moorhouse
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Call us hypocrites, but sometimes we don’t want our lip look to last all day long. And if you’ve ever tried to get red lipstick stains out of white pillowcases, you know what we’re talking about. Not having to reapply is life-changing, but we’d also like the choice of taking off that product. Um, going from a red stain to nude gloss is no easy task! So we when to pro to find out exactly how to remove lipstick that just won’t budge.

You know those makeup wipes that work wonders for taking off liquid liner? They should be your go-to for lipstick, too. mark. Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan (who happens to be the genius behind some of Reese Witherspoon‘s best looks) says she uses Avon Makeup Remover ($8, wipes as her first step in removing long-lasting lipstick.

But it’s a two-step process. Next, she says to grab a liquid makeup remover like Bioderma Sensible H2O ($13, to take off whatever color is left.

The same goes for lip stains, but Deenihan suggests adding one more step to the process if you still see pigment. “After using a wipe and then a remover like Bioderma, if there is still a hint of color, try dusting some translucent powder over your lips before switching up your look to a new color so the new color applies true to the shade and not a mixture of your previous lip stain,” she explains.

So whether you just want to take off your makeup before bed or just change lip hues, you’re good to go.

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