Here’s how you can properly remove your lipstick after a long day

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As much as we want our lipstick to last all day, knowing the skills and products to use for easy removal is important too.

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. 

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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 (RM99) to Kiko Milano Pure Clean Eyes & Lips.

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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 (RM90). 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. 

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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 (RM60).

Use a lip mask at night 

A good moisturising lip mask like the Sephora Moisturizing Lip Mask (RM11) is pampering, so is the LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Berry (RM75) that is classic and cult. 

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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 (RM84) is a fine option.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.

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