Makeup stains are the bane of any dresser’s existence. Whether it’s the result of an accident or just the nature of the makeup itself, getting makeup out of clothes can seem like an impossible task. But fear not! With the right techniques and knowledge, you can get makeup stains out of your clothes and restore them to their former glory. In this ultimate guide, you’ll find five easy tips to help you get makeup stains out of clothes quickly and easily. From pretreating the stain to choosing the right laundry detergent, you’ll learn everything you need to know to banish those pesky makeup stains. So, don’t wait any longer; read on to discover how to get makeup stains out of clothes!
The longer the stain sits on the fabric the harder it will be to remove, so act fast! If you are out and don’t have any stain removing products with you, run the stain under cold water. If you are home, start pretreating the stain immediately.
Pre-treating the Stain
Pretreating is essential for getting makeup stains out of your clothes. Before you attempt to remove the stain, you should thoroughly pre-treat it. To pre-treat the stain, you can use prewash stain remover, detergent, and baking soda. Simply apply the product to the back of the stain. Gently rub the pretreatment into the stain with a finger and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. When it comes to makeup, you’ll find that different ingredients may require different methods for stain removal. For example, oil based makeup like lipstick is notoriously difficult to remove and may require a stronger stain remover during the pretreatment step.
Washing the stained clothes
Once the fabric has been pretreated, wash the garment in cold water. You can do this by hand or in a washing machine on a cold setting. If the stain persists try adding more stain remover or detergent to it and then wash on a warmer setting. Continue this process until the stain is gone. It is important to remember that different fabrics may react differently to makeup stains. Some fabrics might require a few pretreatments and washes before the stain lets up. Do not place any clothing that is still stained into a dryer as this will set the stain.
Use high quality products
It goes without saying that high quality products will yield the best results. If you stain your clothes frequently, invest in some high quality stain removers from brands like Oxyclean and Shout. In addition, be sure to use high quality detergent like Tide, this is essential in lifting stains. Using cheap products can actually risk setting makeup stains, making it harder to remove.
Household Products that remove makeup stains
Speed is a key factor in successfully removing makeup stains from clothes. If you are not at home or near washing facilities then consider these products and methods that ar easily available in most homes:
Clear Rubbing alcohol
Alcohol is best for removing lipstick from clothing since it helps break down oily products. Dab the stain with an alcohol soaked cotton ball. Now leave the stain for 5 to 10 minutes before blotting with a damp (clean water) cloth.
If you get foundation on a favorite white top or dress then apply standard foam shaving cream to the area.Leave for 5 minutes to allow the cream to break down the foundation. Now gently rub the material against itself to ensure the cream is fully absorbed. Now rinse the area under the cold tap and pad it dry.
Always use a hair dryer on a cool, gentle setting to remove powder that has spread to your clothing. Never brush the area with a cloth or your hand. Just gently blow the powder away with the gentle use of the cool air.
Always keep a small bag of makeup wipes with you in your purse or coat. They not only work on the face but they will work on most fabrics for removing makeup stains. Take a fresh makeup remover wipe and blot the product that is on the fabric as soon as you notice the fresh stain. Use a cloth damp with cool fresh water to help remove any residue.
Makeup stains can be tricky to get out of clothes, but with the right tips and tricks, it doesn’t have to be a lost cause. Be sure to always act fast, pretreat the stains where possible and always use high quality products. If in doubt and you happen to stain one of your favorite articles of clothing you can always bring it to the dry cleaners. So next time you get a makeup stain on your clothes, don’t worry because our tips have you covered!
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