How to Remove Lipstick Stains From Lips Using Olive Oil

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
3 Materials
5 Minutes

Let’s do a savvy beauty hack! I’ll show you how to remove lipstick stains from lips! We all know those highly pigmented lip shades like red, bright pink, and burgundy leave a pesky stain on our lips afterward; it actually looks like we’ve fallen over and grazed our lips.

Also, most cleansers don’t eliminate the stain. So, I have found a tried and tested way how to remove lipstick stains, and I’m happy to share it with you, today.

Tools and materials:

  • Olive oil
  • Cotton pads
  • Lipstick
Applying red lipstick to the back of the hand

I found that the best DIY makeup remover is olive oil! That’s right! Not only do people use it for their hair or as a face mask, but another great use for it is to remove makeup, including lipstick stains.

I personally don’t like using olive oil to remove my eye makeup, as it makes my vision blurry, but around the lips? It works like a dream!

So, time for a little test! I put some red lipstick on the back of my hand, and it’s been there for a good 10 minutes. 

Using drug store makeup remover

Next, I’m using a drug store makeup remover to try to remove the lipstick and stain completely. Let’s see how it works. 

Wiping off lipstick with micellar water

How do you remove lipstick stains?

Here, I swiped half of the makeup swatch, and as you can see, the red stain is still lingering! 

How to use olive oil to remove makeup

How to use olive oil to remove makeup

Now, I pour the olive oil on a clean cotton swab and swipe the other half. 

DIY makeup remover olive oil

As you can see, the right side where I applied the olive oil has come off much easier than the left side. Also, there are still visible red stains on the left side where I used the drugstore product. 

How to remove lipstick stains from lips

So, there you have it! An easy and full-proof way to remove lipstick stains from lips with olive oil! It works like magic, and it’s an inexpensive product, too.

I hope you enjoyed my savvy lipstick stain remover tip, and I’ll see you again in my following tutorial.

Suggested materials:
  • Olive oil
  • Cotton pads
  • Lipstick

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  • Denise Denise on Feb 22, 2022

    Thank you! I’ve been trying to find something that will take my lipstick off without leaving my lips dry. I think this is a winner!