My friend Marisol recently told me about this time when she was getting ready to go out, and she had just put on a super intense matte red liquid lipstick, but she didn’t realize until after she put it on that it didn’t really work with her eye makeup.
So she needed to take it off.
But it had already dried! — so it took her forever and a day of frantically rubbing at her lips with tissues to take that lipstick off, because, as you know, with matte liquid lipsticks, you practically need a chisel and Thor’s hammer to remove them.
After she told me this story, I was like, “Ya know, it doesn’t have to be that hard!” Basically, if you have an eye makeup remover that works for waterproof eye makeup (or long-wearing eye makeup), soak a Q-tip with it, and run that across your lips (obviously, don’t take shots of the stuff; it’s not for swallowing), it’ll remove that matte liquid lipstick (or any long-wearing lipstick) in a snap.
I do this all the time when I’m doing lip swatches of liquid lipsticks. It’s a quick way to remove them.
The waterproof eye makeup remover I’m using now is the one by Klorane. It’s their Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover with Soothing Cornflower, and it’s great. It’s $16 and comes in a blue bottle. I mostly use it for my eyes, obviously, and it takes off everything. It isn’t irritating either.
Plus, it also removes long-wearing lip products in a snappy-snap-snap. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,