Is that fierce red lip wreaking havoc on your outfit? It happens. No matter the fabric, read on for tips to beat the stain.

How to Remove Lipstick Stains

For Cotton
This one is pretty easy. Head to the nearest sink and grab some dish soap, which will attack the oil-based beauty product. Soak the stain in the soapy water, then launder according to the label. Not near any Palmolive? Spritz a little hair spray on the spot to neutralize it until you can tend to it later.

For Silk
In this situation, it may be best to take a quick trip to your trusty dry cleaner. But if you’re feeling daring, there is an at-home option. Take a piece of tape, lightly smooth it over the stain, then rip it off. Repeat until you’ve seen the last of the red.

For Leather
You’ll want to be on your most delicate behavior for this one. Use a non-abrasive tool, like a plastic spoon, and gently scrape off the excess lipstick. Dab (don’t rub) what’s left with a clean, dry paper towel. Still stuck with the smudge? Break out the rubbing alcohol and pour a small amount onto a lint-free, white cloth. Gently blot the stain with the towel (you’ll want to test it on a hidden spot first), then leave to air dry. For any leftover greasy marks, sprinkle on cornmeal or talcum powder and leave overnight.

And now that your lipstick-wearing fears are no more, simply grab your favorite hue to gear up for the season.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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June 11, 2015

Blood-red lips. It’s one of the most classic makeup looks in the book. A simple swipe of red lipstick, and boom – you instantly exude sex appeal (see: Marilyn Monroe). The only hard part? Picking out the right shade for your pout.

Red Lipstick

I’ve spent hours by the makeup counters testing out red lipsticks. Should I go blue-based? Or maybe more orange-toned? After puckering up for shade after shade, they all start to blend together and I wind up going home sans lipstick. Tragic, I know.  But, as if in answer to my prayers, Vogue has just rounded up the ten best red lipsticks out there – and just in time for all my holiday parties. Now I just need a few teeth whitening strips, and I’m good to go.

See the ten best lipsticks on Vogue.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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December 2, 2013

Bright lipstick made a big impression on the Spring 2014 runways. The key to rocking the look? Choosing a color to complement your complexion.

Bright Lipstick

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