3. Peel it off! Once the stain is fully dry, a top layer of the stain will start to peel away on its own if you move your lips or at least, look like a separate layer from your lips. Gently grasp an edge of the stain and pull away from your lips. If the lip stain wasn't fully dry when you attempt this step, you might get a some stain on your fingers or if you happened to accidentally paint outside of your lip line, you can use regular makeup remover to clean up those spots. Sometimes I have even used the makeup remover on a q tip to get a better looking edge around my lips if I wasn't particularly good that day at applying the stain.