August 30, 2016

How To Reapply or Touch Up Liquid Lipstick Throughout the Day

Makeup Hack liquid lipstick

One of your makeup lifes most compelling questions might be, how do I reapply or touch up liquid lipstick throughout the day? As John Lennon said, “Christ, you know it ain’t easy!” Seriously, this is actually one of the reasons I hate long wearing liquid lipsticks! They aren’t exactly easy to just reapply throughout the day. Let’s face it, once you apply long-wearing liquid lipstick it sets like concrete and it isn’t moving throughout the day.

But sometimes you want to touch it up or even reapply it so it looks fresher maybe or perhaps less dry.

Here’s a makeup hack to reapply or touch up your long wearing liquid lipstick throughout the day!

Grab your favorite micellar water, I really like Biore Cleansing Water or Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. Now grab a large Swissper or a piece of your favorite facial cotton, I really like Kleenex Cotton Soft Pads.

You’ll also need a bag of Ziploc Snack Size Bags, you know the smaller half size ones?

Here’s what you’ll do with all that loot.

First take your cleansing water and completely saturate your cotton pad or facial cotton. Make sure you wet it well! Now pop it into the Ziploc Bag and throw the bag in your purse or tote.

What next?

If possible, I’d recommend storing the saturated pad in the fridge so it doesn’t dry out if you’re head to someplace that has a fridge! Typically, it actually doesn’t dry out for several hours in my experience but if you want to be sure it doesn’t just pop it into your fridge at work.

When you’re ready to touch up your liquid lipstick, which is ALWAYS incredibly hard to remove without some sort of eye and lip makeup remover you simply remove the pad, wipe off your lipstick, pat your lips dry, and reapply a fresh coat of your liquid lipstick of choice.

Nifty right?

I don’t really love long-wearing lipstick formulas but when I’m wearing them I use this little makeup hack so, I can reapply them whenever I want to or even switch up colors through the day if that’s what I’m wanting to do!

Hope this helps you touch up your liquid lipstick throughout the day!

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  • WendyE

    Great idea! Way back in the day, Revlon made some mini remover pads for their color stay line. They were do portable. Sadly discontinued years ago. Thanks for the idea!

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t recall those! That sure makes life easier when reapplying 😀 My pleasure xo!

  • TwirlyGirly

    I didn’t know Ziploc was making these smaller bags, so as soon as I read your post I went to add a box to my PeaPod (Stop & Shop grocery delivery service) order. A recent update to the PeaPod website now allows customers to review items, and I was surprised to see the reviews of these bags are horrible. Customers say they are extremely difficult to close, they leak, and the plastic is so thin they often split open along the bottom. I mention this not because your idea isn’t a good one (it IS!), but to perhaps suggest using something other than the Ziploc Snack Bags to carry the micellar soaked cotton pads, to avoid leakage on whatever is in your purse.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’ve used them for a while and never had an issue with them leaking to be honest. I use them for perfume oils, perfumes, and skincare when I travel so nothing leaks in my train case, I use them for small snacks, etc…that’s why I recommended them. You, can of course, use any type of resealable bag. I just recommended these because it is what I use. Thanks for the update on the leaks though, haven’t had the issue myself but worth knowing just in case!

  • michelle

    Instead of putting one single pad in the ziplock, you could do the same with multiple pads in a cleaned out Altoids tin, and then put that into the mini ziplock. This way, you have a few on hand! 😉

  • Dora

    Great idea! I really like the new Smashbox liquid lipstick in Bawse (super red) but have noticed that I look like a monster after I eat (wears away in the center, leaves a red ring around the lip line) so was wondering how I could ever wear it to work. This would work — and I even have all the ingredients on hand — thanks!

  • Jenn N.

    What a great idea! Originally I was thinking of carrying a small travel tin of coconut oil but I just might give this a try as well! Thanks, Muse!

  • Flaky

    I remove liquid lipstick by applying a heavy layer of chap stick over top of it. It breaks down the lipstick enough to wipe off with a tissue or napkin & then I just wipe off the messy chap stick. Removes it well enough to either reapply a fresh coat or switch to another lippie.

    • Isabella Muse

      awesome tip flaky and a lot less to carry around too! I’m going to try that!

  • danadoo

    I usually tote a travel size pack of neutrogena face cleansing wipes, the pack is quite small and I keep it in a ziplock bag inside my purse. I’ve tried soooo hard to like long wearing liquid lipsticks but I HATE the way they ALL eventually make my lips look and feel!