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How Can I Remove My Long-Wearing Lipstick Easily?

When it comes to lipstick, everyone wants a colour that rocks hard from morning to night without 17 reapplications throughout the day. Here's how to save yourself some struggle in the evening.

When it comes to lipstick, everyone wants a colour that rocks hard from morning to night without 17 reapplications throughout the day. So what’s the best way to save yourself some struggle in the evening when you're ready to take off that sexy shade? We’ve got a few top-notch options for easy long-wear lipstick removal!


How Can I Remove My Long-Wearing Lipstick Easily?


What type of cleanser is best for removing lipstick?


Generally, the best type of cleanser for removing long-wear lip colour in particular is the same type of cleanser that best removes any kind of makeup: an oil or balm.

Oils and balms are most similar to skin’s natural sebum. As opposed to gel, foam, and soapy cleansers, oily formulas cleanse without stripping AND break down makeup best. A gentle oil or balm removes just about anything, leaving you with fresh, hydrated lips that are entirely free of pigment.


How Can I Remove My Long-Wearing Lipstick Easily?


What are some of the best cleansers for long-wear lip removal?


L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil


This luxurious oil cleanser is perfectly safe for the delicate skin of the lips and removes any residue in a snap! Packed with nourishing shea oil, which is chock-full of fatty acids that help repair and hydrate lips, this single-step cleanser removes all traces of lipstick from your lips and leaves them soft, plump, and ready for a night-time balm.

Simply massage into lips and remove with a cotton pad or a warm, damp washcloth to ensure no residue is left behind. If you prefer to rinse, this oil can also be emulsified into a creamy consistency.


Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm


This classic staple is a must-have for anyone looking for a great all-purpose cleansing balm that also works for the lips. This gentle, non-greasy balm changes from a silky texture to a light oil on the skin and is best removed with a warm, damp washcloth or cotton pad. Safe for the whole face, Clinique's product is actually ophthalmologist-tested, so you can use it on your eyes as well!


Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel


For those of you looking for a multipurpose product, this beautiful cleansing gel from Clarins is a one-stop shop! It transforms upon contact with the skin from a gel to an oil, and emulsifies into a creamy milk upon contact with water. This is a slam dunk for busy guys and gals who want one product that works in multiple ways and effectively breaks down makeup.

This is an ideal product for someone who wants to simplify his or her routine. Use Pure Melt Cleansing Gel without emulsifying to effectively utilise the oil's properties for long-wear lip and makeup removal. Follow up by massaging all over the face, damp, as a creamy cleansing milk for your full-face cleanse!


Alpha-H Liquid Laser Cleansing Oil


Want a little anti-ageing bonus treatment as you removing your long-wearing lip colour? This tremendously formulated oil from Alpha-H is your new BFF! Chock-full of antioxidant-packed ferulic acid, white mulberry, and hibiscus to brighten, tone, and balance, this is a more high-tech cleansing oil that removes stubborn long-wear formulas whilst providing anti-ageing benefits!

These are just a few of our favourites. Check out more great products in our oil cleanser section! No more struggling to remove that long-wear lip—it’ll be gone in seconds.

 

How Can I Remove My Long-Wearing Lipstick Easily?