(See my previous post for applying tips and tricks to get your color to last all day!)
That’s right, you need to remove your lip color now too! Your napkin, lunch, water bottle, workout, toddler’s kisses, dinner, and wine glass didn’t remove it for you!
Your starter kit included SeneGence’s Ooops! Remover, which is recommended for spot treatment if you’ve made a mistake when applying, and for removing at night.
You applied the color in layers, it will likely need to be removed in layers too! Apply a generous amount of Ooops! Remover, let it go to work for about a minute, and gently wipe off with a tissue or cotton pad. Repeat as necessary.
If you let it soak into the color long enough, there should be no need to scrub the Ooops! off, but deeper colors may require several rounds of Ooops!
Ooops! Remover is the first recommended product as it is designed to keep your lips clean and healthy. Some other products may cause drying or flaking. That said, there are several other methods floating around.
The Neutrogena Transparent Facial Bar is one of the most wide spread alternatives to the Ooops! Remover. It is effective and removes LipSense color about as easily as Ooops!, and may still require multiple rounds to fully remove the color. But the glycerin can be very drying and should really only be used in a pinch. If you MUST remove with glycerin soap, be sure to apply your glossy gloss or the LipSense Moisturizing Lip Balm to counter any damage caused.
Other removal processes include alcohol sterilization wipes, coconut oil, and toothpaste! Oil may be effective on very nude colors, but do not count on it to remove your beautiful Blu-Red color! Alcohol wipes will run the same drying risk as glycerin and should be used sparingly. Toothpaste may be a good option if you have one layer that JUST. WON’T. LET. GO. Brush your teeth, then see if it’s still holding on!
Update: I’ve been told that baby wipes work too! I’m past the stage of having those around the house, but try it and let me know if I need to go buy some!
What tips have you heard?