This is how you remove makeup stains from your clothes

12 May 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

This is how you remove makeup stains from your clothes

© Editors Marie Claire How to remove make-up stains from your clothes

Stains on your foundation pants and red lipstick on your white blouse ... Recognizable? Nothing is more annoying. But, don't worry! With these tips your clothes will be shiny again in no time.

Eye makeup

Nice on your eyes, less fun on your clothes. Mascara, eyeliner, eye pencil and eyebrow powder often contain a lot of fat. So it is best to wait a while before dabbing until it has dried completely. Then you can dab with a detergent intended to remove grease, such as dish soap or shampoo. Do you still see the stain afterwards? Then dab with a little water-based make-up remover.

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Foundation and powders

Ai, foundation on spilled your pants? Foundation is one of the most stubborn stains and is best removed with some water and vinegar. Mix this together and dab with a cloth on the stain. Shampoo and shaving cream would also help to remove the stain. Do you have a powder-based foundation? Then vacuum the top layer with the vacuum cleaner and then dab with a make-up remover on the stain.


It is better not to use water for stains from lipstick. This only makes the stain bigger and it ensures that the color absorbs even faster. The trick is to drip a little bit of pure alcohol on a cotton ball and dab it on the stain. A layer of Vaseline would also help.