Types of Makeup Stains

You're getting ready for that special night out with your friends but after carefully applying makeup, you look down only to realize that you’ve spilled foundation on your beautiful new dress! We’ve all been there. You’re used to cleaning food stains from clothing and carpets but how do you go about banishing makeup stains? Let's take a look at different types of makeup stains and ways in which you can remove them. Not only will this guide help save you a lot of stress, your clothes and carpets will thank you for it too! 

Mascara Stains

Mascara helps give you the appearance of lusciously-long lashes, but it doesn’t look so good when it ends up on your clothes. The oily ingredients coupled with the dark colouring means mascara is not only challenging to remove from your lashes, but it can be difficult to banish from fabric! If you’re on the go, you can remove mascara stains with a good-quality eye makeup remover. If you don’t have any on hand, simply dab the stain with some cold water on a cloth. It’s best to treat the item with a stain remover if the mascara has dried into fabric. Resolve® Oxi-Action Stain Remover Trigger is a powerful stain removing laundry pre-treatment that can help clear away stains in minutes. Simply spray onto the stain, covering it completely, wait 5 minutes (maximum) and rub into stain. Once complete, throw the garment in the laundry and following the care label instructions.

Foundation Stains

Foundation is a makeup staple that gives your face an instant pick-me-up. But it’s not nearly as attractive when it ends up anywhere else but your face! Many-a-carpet have been tarnished by foundation stains. Liquid foundation tends to be oil-based so it is quickly absorbed by fabric. It’s always best to address stains as quickly as possible and foundation stains are no exception. Begin by gently removing any excess foundation with a spoon. Take a clean, dry, damp paper towel or cloth and blot the makeup stain without smearing it further into the carpet. If you need something more powerful, Resolve® Oxi-Action Stain Remover Spray is the solution. It is fact acting and tough on make-up stains including foundation.

Blush Stains

Powder blush gives an instantly youthful glow to the cheeks. But it can really make you blush if it ends up all over your shirt sleeve! Use a stiff-bristled brush to remove any excess powder from the shirt. If the blush stain is fresh, dab it with a paper towel or cloth until you’ve removed as much of it as possible. Use Resolve® Oxi-Action® Liquid in your laundry to help loosen the stain and clean the fabric that the blush stained. As with all clothing stains, once you’ve washed a stain out of a garment it’s best to allow it to air dry. Tumble driers cause excess makeup to set - making it much harder to remove stains the second time around.

Makeup can help us look and feel our best - that is until it ends up somewhere other than our face!  It’s important to fight stains with stain removal as soon as you can if you want to keep your wardrobe looking cleaner for longer. Stain removal tips for make-up provides the recommended products to use with any make-up related stains.