Tired of struggling with liquid lipsticks when you wash your face? Turns out NYX has a Lip Color Remover.
Let’s face it, removing your lipstick, especially matte liquid lipsticks, at the end of the way is really annoying. Most of them don’t just wipe off, and if you use the same cleanser on your lips as the rest of your face, then the taste gets in your mouth (and sometimes, it might also irritate your lips!). I usually end up using my Black Magic remover cloths, but it takes a lot of scrubbing to remove all the color, which isn’t always fun for my lips.
Be Gone! Lip Color Remover
So the other day I saw this Be Gone! Lip Color Remover from NYC Cosmetics on the shelf at Fred Meyer I think (let’s not talk about how often I go to Fred Meyer, ok?) and I decided to give it a try. It comes in a squeeze-tube with a slanted plastic applicator, like a lip ointment. In fact, it feels kind of like a lip ointment and is supposed to condition your lips as well as removing the lip color.
I’ve used it a few times, most recently with a new matte metallic liquid lipstick, which I’ll also be reviewing soon. It took a couple of applications to remove it, and I found it still left some color in my lip lines, and smeared around my face:
Pretty good, but not a total and complete removal. Although I’ve yet to find a product that removes the color from my lip lines, I think they’re just pretty deep. My guess is someone’s going to come in here and tell me to rub coconut oil all over my lips, and maybe I’ll try that next.
How To Use
The packaging doesn’t say how to use it, but I checked online and you’re supposed to apply it to your lips and then wipe it off. I first tried wiping it off with cotton rounds. DO NOT DO THIS. It will leave bits of cotton on your lips, which will migrate into your mouth and get stuck between your teeth some how. A tissue seems to work better, and I bet you could also use a microfiber cloth. You don’t have to rinse it off or anything.
Likes and Dislikes
What I like about this is that it comes in a compact tube and is easy to use. It’s not going to leak all over the place, you can easily apply it just to your lips. Also it’s only $5. Oh and it doesn’t really seem to have a flavor to it.
What I dislike is that I wish it did a better job of removing the color completely, and didn’t smear it on the rest of my face. It would be great if I could easily wipe off my lip color backstage and reapply a fresh color, when performing multiple times in a single show, or when wanting to quickly change my look at a photo shoot.
Would I Recommend?
Maybe? I’m going to keep using it and see how I feel after trying it with a few more different lip colors, and maybe trying a cloth to wipe it off.
If you want to try it yourself, you can get it from Ulta and use coupon code “MAGICLINKS350” for $3.50 off of a $15 online order.
How do YOU remove your lip color? Let me know!
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