There are two types of makeup–oily and non-oily. Non-oily makeup stains come from eye shadows, blush and powdered makeup. For oily makeup stains (like cover up), usually liquid dish soap or shampoo will remove these makeup stains, but when it won’t sprinkle baking soda directly on the makeup smudge, then brush the area with an old wet toothbrush until the makeup is gone. Oily makeup products include mascara, liquid makeup, rouge and lipstick. Most makeup can be removed from clothing if treated properly. Avoid staining your clothes when getting dressed by hanging a handkerchief over your face before pulling on a shirt or using your hand to hold the collar away from your face. Be careful not to stretch the collar, though.
If the garment is dry clean only, use “Energine Cleaning Fluid” directly on the spot. There are several things you can try to remove lipstick stains from clothing. First try rubbing the stain with a non-oily makeup remover. Select a cleanser suitable for your skin type that has also been tested for the removal or breakdown of makeup. Some soaps and cleansers don’t thoroughly cleanse your skin of makeup. First, remove eye makeup. Using a cotton ball or wash cloth, apply a dab of eye makeup remover, and gently cleanse the eyes and area under the eyebrow. Clean until all traces are removed. This is helpful with taking off eye shadow, eye liner, and mascara. Remove waterproof mascara and eye liner using baby oil or baby shampoo.
Second, cleanse the face. Do not cleanse face or neck with soap. Splash your face with lukewarm water, the best temperature for lathering up and facilitating the breakdown of makeup. Cleansing the face should also include the neck and area behind the ears because oils can accumulate. Apply the lather to your entire face and rub gently, concentrating on the places where you applied makeup. Spend about a minute retracing your path to ensure that you’ve cleaned all areas. Lipstick is an oily dye stain, so rub in vegetable oil with a cloth. You can also use mineral oil or WD-40 lubricant. A non-oily stain might come out when rubbed with a baby wipe or a clean cloth that has been dipped in liquid detergent. If that doesn’t work, moisten a rag with shampoo or dish soap and try dabbing at the stain.
Makeup removing tips
1. Cleansing the face should also include the neck and area behind the ears because oils can accumulate.
2. First, remove eye makeup. Because some eye makeup is extended wear, water alone will not remove all traces.
3. Remove waterproof mascara and eye liner using baby oil or baby shampoo.
4. Second, cleanse the face. Do not cleanse face or neck with soap.
5. Rinse your face multiple times to ensure the removal of the cleanser and makeup residue.
6. Pat your face dry with a towel.