It seems that with the rise of artists like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and others who are considered influencers in today’s social sphere, more and more women in many parts of the world are experimenting with and gradually moving towards bolder and more “in your face” lipstick colors. These lipstick shades demand attention. They are not going to settle for anything less. These colors are large and in-charge. Followers of these artists are inspired to put on makeup that mimics their favorite singer’s look just to show their admiration and their support.
Interestingly enough, there is a cross-current happening at the same time. As lipstick colors in many major areas of the world become bolder, the rise of K-pop has also presented a very stark alternative. It turns out that Korean women are heading in the opposite direction as far as lipstick color selection and overall levels of experimentation and boldness go.
They tend to go for radiant colors or even pastels that tend to be softer on the eye. The soft lip colors are the “in” thing in northeast Asia and, given the strong cultural influence of K-pop, it is not a surprise that more and more women in other parts of the world are looking to this Korean lipstick color sensibility as an alternative to the bold colors that they are used to. Today, Korean TV series have proliferated and fill every home such that we are bombarded with Korean artists who showcase their all-natural makeup look. A lipstick that’s barely there but speaking volumes, nonetheless. The Korean lip tint is the key to this look.
If you are using Korean lip tint, though, no matter how good it looks on your lips, please understand that at some point, you are going to have to remove it. It is important to note that this type of lipstick has the same stain power as your typical matte lipstick product.
Looks can be quite deceiving though. When you look at Korean lip tint, they tend to have a lighter shade. At the back of your mind, you are thinking: Ok, this lipstick tends to be on the lighter end of the spectrum, so it is probably easier to remove.
This product is designed to have the same stain power as a matte lipstick. It’s not supposed to smudge; it doesn’t come off easily and that’s why a lot of women find themselves in a jam when it comes to getting rid of Korean lip tint. After all, after wearing any kind of lipstick for 16 hours in a day, you must give your skin its much-needed rest. No matter how natural this lip tint looks on you, it still has to come off. Do not forget to remove it just because it’s barely there.
Here are some basic tips on how to remove Korean lip tint. They are a combination of the kinds of lipstick removal techniques that you normally use with other types of lipsticks with a little bit of customization to deal with Korean lip tint specifically.
Option #1: Use petroleum jelly
This method pretty much gets rid of Korean lip tint or any other kind of lipstick product quickly and easily. You just have to go through the process the right way.
First, you need to prepare your lips by using a cotton ball dipped in cold water. You need to gently scrape off as much of your lipstick as possible with one pass.
Next, you wipe again with a dry cotton ball. At this point, a lot of your lipstick should stick to the cotton ball’s surface.
For the third pass, you are going to apply petroleum jelly. This is the most important part. You can’t just rush through the petroleum jelly by applying it and quickly following up with scrubbing your lips with a cotton ball.
You must let the petroleum jelly sit on your lips’ surface for at least 5 minutes. This is important because you must allow the petroleum jelly to bind to whatever is left of the lipstick. At this point, you are just dealing with hard to remove residue that may be in the nooks and crannies of your lips’ surface.
Once enough time has passed, wipe the lipstick off by gently running the dry cotton ball over your lips.
Option #2: Olive or cooking oil
You can use the same method above with petroleum jelly, but this time substitute olive or coconut oil. Again, the key is to let the thin layer of oil sit on the lipstick residue for a long enough period so what remains of the lipstick has enough of a chance to bind to the oil. This makes removal with 1 or 2 passes of the cotton ball easier.
Option #3: Eye makeup remover
This is what’s a little bit distinctive when dealing with a Korean lip tint. Most women don’t use this type of product to get rid of lipstick. But it does a great job when handling Korean lip tint.
Use it on your lips like you would on your eyes. Just make sure that you go through the right sequence when removing lipstick residue.
Option #4: Body lotion
Review the process for petroleum jelly but this time around, use body lotion. There are a lot of commercial preparations out there. Look for a product that is especially gentle on your skin.
You don’t really need a lot of the chemical additives that some of the harsher body lotions bring to the table. Since there might be some of these additives to the body lotion solution, you might want to use a gentler rubbing motion when using cotton balls.
Whatever you do, do this afterward
After you remove the lipstick and lipstick residue from your lips, use some sort of a lip balm to let your lips heal or rest. From time to time, you might want to scrub your lips to exfoliate them, and then moisturize your lips right after. This helps preserve the overall health of your lips.
Keep the tips above in mind if you are serious about removing Korean lip tint the right way the first time around. Eventually, you will get used to this process and you should be able to do it quickly.