Remove Foundation Makeup Stains from Shirts, Hair and Carpet

What You'll Need
Rubbing alcohol
Hydrogen peroxide
Cleaning solvents, for example, mineral spirits and turpentine.
Any decent bleach that is used for all fabrics.
Chlorine bleach
Household ammonia
Clean white cloth

It’s extremely hard to get makeup stains out of clothing, carpet or furniture. Any type of makeup can easily be spilled on upholstery and then needs to be removed. There are primarily a couple of different sorts of makeup that need removing: those that contain oil and ones that don’t. The non-oily sorts are blushes and eye shadows. The oily sorts are primarily lipsticks. Each has a particular way to remove them. Care must be taken when removing these stains, and you should start on an area that is not that visible first to make sure it works.

Step 1 – Preparation

The best way to remove a stain is to eradicate it as quickly as possible. The longer you wait before trying to get rid of it, the worse it will become and the harder it will be to get it out. The good thing is in relation to makeup on clothing is that you normally notice it immediately so can address the problem right away.

Precaution is better than cure. Instead of being disappointed because of the wrong washing method on the material, make sure that you carefully study the label on the piece of clothing before attempting to remove a stain. It is possible that it might not be machine washable, in which case you will have to re-think how to remove it. For example, if you have a stain that is oil-based, this can be best sorted out by a removal stain agent before washing the item of clothing. It is important not to rub away at the problem as this may make things worse and force the stain deep into your clothing. Instead, dab the stain with a cloth and then wash in some warm water. If the stain is worse than first thought, attempt to use a detergent.

Step 2 – Removing Nail Polish

Removing this type of makeup is relatively simple. Make use of a substance that is primarily acetone in content to get rid of the stain. In addition, you can put the stain over a bowl and drip the remover over the stain, letting the liquid drip into the bowl.

Step 3 – Removing Mascara

If you want to remove mascara, a different method is required. It is oil-based and this means that an oily liquid is the best way to remove this stain. Let the substance dry and then brush off.

Extra Tip

In summary, there are a lot of various methods to remove stains from carpets or clothing. Most of the ways work equally well on both items. You should always determine which type of stain it is and then work out the best way to remove it. Ensure that you read the instructions before you begin in order to make sure you do not ruin the item in question.