Get Makeup Out of Anything
Crying over spilled makeup? Here's how to get nail polish, lipstick and other cosmetic stains off of fabric -- stat
Cotton or Poly-blend:
Pam Helms, Chief Innovation Officer for the Caldrea Company, shares her advice for getting that makeup stain out of your t-shirt:
"Using a clean toothbrush, gently remove excess foundation. Apply a spot cleaner, like Caldrea Sweet Pea Stain Remover, on a dampened cloth and repeatedly dab until the stain comes to the surface. Continue to blot until the stain is no longer visible and flush with water. Cotton blouses should go immediately into the laundry."
Wool or Silk:
Professional dry cleaner Don Daley, who has been in the dry cleaning business at Huntington Cleaners in Detroit for over 30 years, recommends taking it to a professional. "I always tell people to leave a stain alone if it's on an expensive fabric like silk, wool or rayon. Ninety-five percent of the time I can get any stain out if it's left alone, but the damage that gets done when people try to fix it themselves -- I can't fix that." Even that harmless little trick of using soda water? Don't do it. According to Daley, adding water (soda or otherwise) won't help an oil-based stain like foundation, and, again, could ruin the fabric. He says you can blot the stain to remove any extra product, but don't rub it, as that can cause damage to the fibers of the clothing.
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