If someone’s ever planted their pucker on your cheek with freshly-applied lipstick (hello, Aunt Bea!), or if you’ve been a little bit too overzealous with your Halloween makeup, you can understand how difficult wiping away a heavy lipstick stain can be. The next time you’re in a crunch and don’t have any makeup remover handy, try this trick.
Dissolve the lipstick by dabbing the area with lip balm, which is gentle on delicate skin (especially handy if you’re remove the stain from a child’s cheek). Use a tissue or a baby wipe for cleaning away any remaining color. No lip balm around? Petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) works just as well.