3 Easy Ways to Remove Stubborn Matte Lipstick

Use these tips to save a lip!

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Photo: revestida.com

Matte lipsticks are the craze now ever since the baddie makeup look surfaced to the public’s eye. With Kylie Jenner making her Kylie lip kit a cult favourite, other brands have follow suit to produce more options for the people. Of course it’s a convenient product that has super long wear and adds a subtle but bold look to your makeup. The only trouble with it is removing them! Because of the it-won’t-budge-formula, it needs a little effort to rid it of which can lead to damages on the lips. Fret not! We’ve got the solution (a couple actually) to properly help you remove them without causing dry, flaky or wounded lips.

  1. Petroleum Jelly

Apply a generous amount on top of the matte lipstick. Place dry tissue in between your lips and press your lips. Gently rub off with a cleansing wipe in a downward motion, following the vertical lines of your lips. It should come off easily. If there are still some leftovers, go ahead for round 2. Finish off with a layer of Vaseline to lock in moisture.

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  1. Olive Oil

If you’ve run out of makeup remover, go to your kitchen and use olive oil. Apply olive oil on a cotton pad and swipe it across the lips. Watch it disappear like magic! Follow suit with a gentle cleansing wash to remove oil excess.

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Photo: hookedupon.com

  1. Sugar scrub

After your first layer of lipstick is removed, make a diy sugar scrub with brown sugar, olive oil and lemon juice. Gently exfoliate your pout for 30 seconds to remove any residue and remove dry skin. Wash off any excess and apply lip balm.

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Photo: beautylish.com

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