Okay girls, we’ve all done this. We’re all dressed in the perfect outfit, and then we make a boo-boo while getting our makeup on. Now you have to change your clothes AND worry about how you’re going to get that stain out. Well, never fear ladies, because you’ve got game. Here’s how to deal with those unfortunate makeup spills.
1. The Foundation Trick
You found the perfect foundation shade, but that doesn’t mean you want it on your white t-shirt. Well, this makeup guru swears by one odd trick for removing foundation from her clothing: shaving cream. For real! After treating the stain, wash as normal and it should come out.
2. Blush Buster
Did you drop your makeup brush and get blush or bronzer on your new shorts? Grab some Scotch tape to lift out most of the powder, then try a deodorant sponge (they do exist!) for the rest.
3. “Eye” Goofed
Nothing like dropping your mascara brush or eyeliner (hey, at least you didn’t poke yourself in the eye — or did you?). While the smudge is still wet, use a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover (as long as it’s oil free). If you didn’t catch the mark before it dried, try a dish soap known for cutting grease to treat the area before washing.
4. Lip Service
For lipstick, gently scrape the mark first. Then, if it still feels waxy, put the clothing item in the freezer (yes!) for about 20 minutes. You should be able to scrape off the rest and then pre-treat with your favorite stain remover and do your regular washing.
5. Nail Polish
Oh no. But believe it or not, nail polish (like oil-based skin care serums and self-tanners) require the same treatment as a greasy stain. Rinse as much of it away as you can, then apply your detergent to the stain and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rise the spot again, and repeat as many times as you think necessary before washing.
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