Getting makeup on your clothes, for most of us, in an inevitable part of life.
Even if you go makeup free for the day, your best pal giving you a hug can result in foundation marks all over your crisp white shirt or dress.
But fret not, as there is way to get removes stubborn makeup stain from your favourite gowns.
Here’s what you need to know:
How do you remove makeup stains from clothes?
Seeing as makeup is created with pigments and oils designed to be long lasting on the skin, they’re often hard to budge from clothes, too.
Martin Terbekke, Scientific Communications, P&G Fabric Care told OK! Online: “It’s important to treat the stain as fast as you can to avoid it settling in and use a detergent that targets greasy stains.”
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But as we all know, that’s not always ideal. But nonetheless, there should be a way to get your gowns good as new.
He said: “For foundation, mascara, lipstick, sunscreen or eyeshadow, pre-treat with a powerful detergent such as Ariel Liquid and pour enough directly onto the stain, to cover it.
“Spread it over the stain with the pre-treat cap. Then dose with a detergent such as Ariel 3in1 Pods that specifically target tough greasy stains, but also enhance your whites to leave them bright and pristine, and set your wash on the warmest temperature allowed as per the garment’s care label.”
Can nail varnish stains be removed from clothes?
It seems like an impossible task, but it can be done! martin said: “For nail varnish stains, first let the nail varnish spill dry and then scrape off any excess from the garment. “
“Use an acetone-based remover to gently remove the stain (checking first that the solution does not discolour the fabric by testing on a seam or less visible part of the garment) gently dab the stains without scrubbing or wiping. Then follow the wash instructions above.”
How about on delicate fabrics?
With any item, you should always check the label before you put it in the wash regardless.
So when you get lipstick on your velvet dress, ensure you check it out before just throwing in the wash,
Martin said: “If your new velvet jacket says dry clean only, it’s probably pure velvet, made from cotton or silk, so don’t clean it yourself just to be safe! Some velvets are safe to wash however, such as crushed velvet and polyester blend velvets made from an easy-care fabric.
“Depending on the label instructions, it can be preferable to wash velvets on a cooler temperature, to avoid shrinkage or affecting the shape or delicate fibres.
“Turn the item inside out to avoid fibre abrasion and try a detergent such as Ariel Excel Gels that removes greasy cosmetic stains, but on a cool wash, to keep your fabrics intact.”
Also check out how often you really need to wash your jeans, and often how many wears you should ideally chuck your bra in the wash.