With the festive season in full swing, you’re sure to be going from party to party, gathering to gathering. Trying to come up with a new outfit for every single function can be hard, as well as no good for the bank account, which is why many of us choose to funk up our make up, to make an outfit look a little different.
One way you can do exactly that is through your lipstick. A quick and simple way to change an outfit from day to night? Sultry lipstick! Of course, the other problem is that you want the lipstick to stay on your lips and not on the glass, which is where matte or long-stay lipstick often comes in. The problem? It stays a long time for sure, but also doesn’t come off!
Scrubbing your lips until the colour has gone isn’t to be recommended, and it’s going to leave you with dry and sore lips at best. You’ll probably also have random flecks of colour sticking to those dry patches, and that’s not at all attractive!
If you’re going to rock matte lipstick this festive season, you need to know how to protect your lips, and how to remove it properly too. Thankfully, there are a few very easy and cheap ways you can do just that.
The lifesaver of many a situation, Vaseline is the key to protecting and hydrating your lips against not only the devils of matte lipstick, but also many environmental, dehydrating factors too. all you need to do is add a very small amount to your lips and leave it for a few minutes. Then, grab a soft and slightly damp towel (one you don’t mind getting a little dirty) and wipe off your lipstick. It works like magic!
Lip Balm And Paper Towels
If you don’t have Vaseline lying around, normal lipbalm will do the same job, with the help of some paper towels. Do you remember those crinkly, slightly rough paper towels that used to be everywhere back in the day? These are often the same kind you find in nightclub toilets these days too! Well, those are your friend for once. Let the lip balm soak in for a few minutes and then using a small, circular motion, remove the lipstick with ease.
Not only is olive oil great for your health, but it’s fantastic at removing stubborn lipstick too. Less is more here, and you only need the smallest amount on a cotton wool pad. Anything more and you’re looking at an oil slick! Simply swipe the cotton wool pad over your lips and watch your stubborn lipstick disappear.
Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush
Not only for brushing your teeth, your toothbrush is a great way to remove stubborn patches of lipstick that simply won’t go away. Opt for an old toothbrush, for hygiene’s sake, and use very small, circular motions to remove the stain. Afterwards, repeat the process with a small amount of Vaseline to rehydrate your lips and prevent any rough patches from forming.
No more walking around the next day with small patches of colour still clinging to your lips; these clever tricks will leave you lipstick-free, and ready for the next function!