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How to Remove Liquid Lipstick

Lip Makeup

How to Remove Liquid Lipstick How to Remove Liquid Lipstick How to Remove Liquid Lipstick

Liquid lipstick is one of our very favorite types of lipstick. That’s because typically, it’s highly pigmented and long-lasting. Of course, when you’re wearing a saturated lip color on your pout, you may find it difficult to fully remove at the end of the day. Consider this your guide to taking off liquid lipstick. Plus, find tips for prepping your lips and applying liquid lipstick as well. And, since we’re in a seriously sharing mood, we even have recommendations for you—namely the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick, available in 12 high impact shades, and the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick, available in six pink-y nudes that you’ll fall head over heels for. So, take your pick and keep scrolling for a little liquid lipstick 101.


Taking your makeup—from foundation to eye shadow to liquid lipstick—off before bed should be part of your nightly skin care routine. That’s because when you sleep, your makeup can mix with the dirt and oils on your face, which can lead to clogged pores—and clogged pores can lead to breakouts. Of course, when you’re wearing long-wear formulas, your first instinct may be to scrub, scrub, scrub until your face looks clean. But it’s important to be gentle. Try one of the below options to help take your liquid lipstick off at the end of the day.

Liquid lipstick removal option #1: Micellar water

This no-rinse cleansing option has been a French-favorite facial cleanser for years—and for good reason. Micellar water is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, excess oils, and makeup up and away from the skin. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Water Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types removes makeup—even waterproof, cleans dirt and impurities, and intensely purifies. Suitable for all skin types, you can use this micellar water on face, eyes, and lips. It’s free of oil, soap, and alcohol. All you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with it and wipe the pad across your lips to remove your liquid lipstick. And since you don’t need to be anywhere near a sink to use micellar water, it’s a great option to bring with you to the gym so that you can remove your makeup before working out or to pack in your suitcase so that you can remove your makeup easily while on vacation.

Liquid lipstick removal option #2: Oil-based makeup remover

In addition to micellar water, an oil-based bi-phase makeup remover can help remove liquid lipstick. To use this type of makeup remover, shake it up, then pour some out onto a cotton pad and wipe the pad across your lips. Follow up with facial cleanser and the rest of your skin care routine.

Easy does it! So, keep your nightstand stocked with either micellar water or a bi-phase oil-based makeup remover so that you can remove your liquid lipstick—along with the rest of your makeup—without even having to make a trip to the bathroom sink.


Now you know how to remove liquid lipstick at the end of the day, but what about applying it? We’ve got you covered! Follow our step-by-step guide to putting on liquid lipstick.

Step 1: Exfoliate your lips

Anytime you wear a bold color on your pout, there’s a chance that it could draw attention to dryness or flakes. Use a scrub, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub, to help slough away dead skin cells from the surface of your lips.

Step 2: Prime your pout

Apply a lip primer to help create a smooth base for your liquid lipstick. If you don’t have access to a lip primer, dab on a bit of foundation or concealer instead.

Step 3: Break out the lip liner

Using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipliner in a shade close to your lips, define your lip shape. Lip liner can help prevent color from feathering outside the lines.

Step 4: Apply your liquid lipstick

Choose your shade from our liquid lipstick collections. Each has a wand applicator to help allow for precise coverage. You’re all done—go ahead and smile!

Since lipstick isn’t the only tricky makeup removal process, our article, 6 Makeup Remover Hacks That Are Perfect for Lazy Girls, will give you the 4-1-1 on how to cleanse your face no matter the makeup.