LipSense at 38,000 Feet

LipSense is a nice product especially on a long flight. I took it with me on my most recent trip to Europe. This was my first opportunity to use LipSense traveling a long distance.

My my skin, especially my lips get very dry. I put on a single coat of LipSense and then add the gloss regularly and I am way more comfortable on an airplane. I was so glad I had it on my first flight from Washington, DC to London.

I pre packed witch hazel so that I would have everything I would need, just in case. I presoaked cotton rounds as well as q-tips with witch hazel and stored them in an air-tight, zip-locked container (stronger and heavier than a plastic bag). Even with the preparations I had made, I did not expect the accident I would have in flight.

The Accident

Not having flown with LipSense for such duration, I did not realize that LipSense does not do well at 38,000 feet. I was on our second flight and made the mistake of opening the color wand. This was not the first time I had used the wand in flight. I had not had any trouble using the wand on the first flight from IAD to London. (Nor had I had trouble using the color wand on a flight in the states.) On the second flight on the second day from London to Vienna, Austria, I opened the wand in my seat just as I had on the flight from IAD to London.

This time the contents popped up out of the container through the wand top, and I ended up with red LipSense all over my Kate Spade travel scarf in my lap. Since I was in my seat and we were landing, there was not much I could do but wipe up the mess with what I had in my lap. And might I add, it was a mess. Since I had my witch hazel pads already prepared, I was sure that I would be able to get some of the stain out of the scarf as soon as I got off the plane.

I was wrong. I could not get the stain to budge. The witch hazel did nothing. I am now stuck with a permanent stain on a favorite travel scarf. I am not sure it was worth it.

The Solution

When I arrived home, I asked Emily how we could get the stain out. She did a little research and found that Dawn Dish soap will do the job. I was a bit skeptical but we tried it anyway. We rubbed the dish soap directly on the stain and let it sit for an hour. The stain was gone when we checked it. I then rinsed the soap off in the sink, and allowed for the scarf to dry. It was incredible.

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      August 15, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      I know! But we did find a solution! Dawn Dish soap will get LipSense out of anything!

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