Lipstick looks sexy on lips, but kind of gross on glassware. "Not wearing lipstick" may seem like the obvious solution, but with all the holiday cocktail parties coming up, that's unlikely to happen. Luckily, there's a quick fix for this problem: give the glass a little lick. Photos by Laura Lewis and Claire Lower.
I was a little dubious that saliva would do the trick, so I put on some lipstick, poured myself a bourbon, and performed some side-by-side sips.
The left glass was licked, and as you can see there is very little lipstick on it. The one on the right was not, and as you can see there is a lot of lipstick on it. So, if you wear lipstick, and wish to keep it off of your glass, just give the rim a lick. (It may seem a little gross, but your mouth is going to be all over that thing anyway.)