10 Tips and Tricks for Removing Makeup Stains from Clothing
You deserve to look your best but what happens when your makeup and other beauty products find their way onto your clothes? Here are 10 great tips and tricks every stylish woman needs to know to remove makeup stains from blouses, pants, jackets, skirts and other apparel.
Makeup and beauty products such as mascara, lipstick, perfume and foundation can be stubborn. These products are advertised as "long-lasting" after all, but when it comes to stains on your new blouse, you want to make them disappear. Using some OutRageous Stain Remover, and a bit of care, those pesky make-up stains will be history!
Here's your complete how to guide for removing makeup stains from clothing – to help keep your clothes looking like new!
1. Lipstick Stains
Lipstick kisses are romantic on mirrors but a small nightmare on your clothes.
Whether you prefer bright red or subtle neutral tones, here’s how to remove lipstick stains from your (or your loved one’s) clothes and keep them looking as good as new!
- Wearing gloves, use a tissue to dab OutRageous onto the stain to help remove excess color.
- Wet the item with warm water.
- Using a brush, work more OutRageous into the stain.
- Let it stand for about 10 minutes.
- Rinse and repeat until the stain has vanished.
See? That wasn't so bad, now back to your makeup routine.
2. Liquid Foundation Stains
It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind and try on one outfit after another, right?
There’s just one little problem: the curse of the liquid foundation smudge! Those orangey brown marks on your clothes, as you pull them over your head, are enough to make anyone’s heart sink.
OutRageous to the rescue! For best results, treat the makeup stain as soon as possible.
- Start by removing any excess foundation with a plastic spoon.
- Saturate the area with OutRageous and work it into the fabric with a brush.
- Launder the item as normal.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’re happy with the results.
- Air drying the item is your safest bet as heat can set the stain.
“This is the best stain remover I have ever used. I have gotten stains off of clothes with OutRageous that had been on them for a long time. Every stain I have tried it on has come off. No more throwing away stuff because you get some nasty stain on it.”
- Gwen Ellison’s 5-star review, Amazon
3. Mascara Stains
A sneeze or a simple slip of the hand can mean your mascara meets your favorite blouse or dress.
Well, maybe not, use a little OutRageous and you’ll be just fine.
- Pre-treat the item by working OutRageous into the stain with a brush.
- Launder on the hottest wash safe for the fabric.
- Inspect the garment before placing it in the dryer – air-drying is a safer option.
“This stuff is The Bomb! Really, really like it!”
-Suzzie’s 5-star review, The Home Depot
4. Blush, Eyeshadow and Powdered Foundation
The right blush and powdered beauty products can really brighten up your face, but ruin your day when they land on your clothes!
Here’s how to take care of those stains quickly so that you can get back to the business of looking beautiful.
- Dampen the area with some cold water.
- Saturate the stain with OutRageous and dab the stain with a white cloth to lift as much of the colored product off the item as possible.
- Launder the garment.
- Check before drying to make sure the stain has vanished and repeat steps 1-3 if necessary.
Quick. Easy. Outrageously Effective.
5. Fake Tan Stains
You’re never fully dressed without a tan!
A fake tan is a safer option than tanning in the sun, here’s what to do when that tan spray or cream sneaks onto your clothes threatening to ruin them forever (gasp!).
- Wet the stain with cold water.
- Pre-treat the stain with OutRageous Stain Remover.
- Gently work it into the stain with a brush, taking care not to damage the fabric.
- Launder as usual and check before drying.
Now you can enjoy that glow on your skin without your clothes joining the party – phew!
“My go to product for laundry stains. I haven't found anything that this doesn't get out. I had dye transfer on 3 shirts, and this got that all out. Great on organic stains like perspiration, blood, cooking oil, etc. It has saved so many of our clothes.”
- SN Shoemaker’s 5-star review, The Home Depot
6. Hair Dye Stains
If you've ever dyed your hair at home, you'll know it's a messy business. Drips and spills often leave stains on clothes, towels and linen.
Here’s everything you need to know about treating these tricky stains the smart way!
- Treat the stain as soon as you can – this will play a big role in saving your garment!
- Soak the item in cold water.
- Wearing gloves, use a clean cloth and dab the stain with OutRageous to remove as much of the dye as possible.
- Launder the item on a cold wash and check before drying.
Repeat the steps until you’re happy with the results.
7. Nail Polish Stains
Okay, what you need to know about Nail Polish stains is that you will seldom be able to remove them completely. This fact may be the universe encouraging you to treat yourself to Mani and Pedi's at the salon (wink!)
Here’s how to get the worst of the stain out.
- Place the stain face down on paper towel.
- Saturate the back of the fabric with nail polish remover – the idea is that it will flush out most of the nail polish onto the paper towel.
- Pre-treat the area with OutRageous.
- Launder as usual.
TIP: Depending on when the spill happened, wear gloves to protect your freshly polished nails as you treat the stain.
“This product has saved me from having to take a lot of time to scrub. It works tremendously and gets the stains out. Just follow the directions for the best results. I love this product.”
-Judy’s 5-star review, The Home Depot
8. Deodorant Stains
Want to know how to smell like a flower without those yellowy-brown deodorant stains ruining your lighter clothes?
You’ve come to the right place.
- Saturate the stain with OutRageous Stain Remover.
- Let the garment stand for about 10 minutes.
- Launder as usual.
TIP: For older deodorant stains, gently work the OutRageous into the stain with a soft brush. Let the garment sit for up to 30 minutes before heading to the laundry. You’ll be AMAZED at the results!
9. Perfume Stains
The invisible yet unforgettable accessory.
Here’s what to do when perfume stains your clothes (due to oils and dyes) because not using perfume is simply not an option!
- Treat the stain with OutRageous Stain Remover, completely saturating the area.
- If the stain is quite dark in color – blot the stain with a white cloth to remove as much perfume as possible.
- Launder as usual and admire the results.
“Stains gone in seconds!”
-Malgosia’s 5-star review, The Home Depot
10. Perspiration Stains
Girls don’t sweat, they glisten and glow!
But all that glistening can leave its mark – here’s how to handle perspiration stains and keep your clothes looking as good as new!
- Pre-treat the stain with OutRageous.
- For darker stains, use a soft brush to work the product into the fabric.
- Launder on the hottest wash safe for the garment.
Bonus: OutRageous pre-wash treatment has a lovely fresh smell to make your stain-busting experience that much more enjoyable!
Well, now that you know how to handle the top 10 makeup and beauty product stains that matter to women, you never have to worry about looking glamorous!
In the words of Shania Twain:
“Let’s go, girls!”