Lipstick leaves an oily waxy stain on clothing that can be difficult to remove. This is a guide about removing lipstick stains on clothing.
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If you get a lipstick stain on your clothing, try pretreating it with cold cream or shortening. Then rub a little grease fighting dish detergent into it and launder as usual.
If Mom has makeup, even only for rare occasions, the lipstick will one day become the lip, face or clothing smear (of course only on the children's best clothing, not the play clothes which could go easily in the rag bin). It may also become a stain on the most obvious spot in the whole house, in the middle of the living room carpeting.
Lipstick On Carpet: Take a small amount of Skin so Soft and a soft rag and gently work it into the rug, gently not rubbing it deeper into the fibers, this can be dabbed until little is left and a good spot cleaner can remove the residue left behind.
Lipstick On Face: For the beautiful faces of lipstick, a soft wash cloth and skin so soft will do the trick without the tale tale clown look left for days.
Lipstick On Clothing: Spray or pour a small amount on the clothing, dab lightly rub, and launder the former reminder for years away and no one will no the lipstick culprit had struck again.
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Here are questions related to Removing Lipstick Stains on Clothing.
My daughter's first communion was yesterday and someone got lipstick on the front of her dress when giving her a hug. The dress says it's 100% polyester and can be washed in cold. She has to wear it again soon for pictures. How do I get the stain out?
By Marilyn from St. Charles, MO
I've had great luck using hair spray. Just saturate the area, leave on for a couple minutes, then rinse. Repeat as necessary. It works on ink too.
I got red lipstick on a white silk dress, how can I get the lipstick off?
By furch from CA
By Sandy 08/30/2009
Victoria's Secret sells a product specifically for lipstick and other oils on lingerie. I think it was $10 but a little goes a long way and it really does work.
I have white jeans stained with lipstick in the dryer. How do I treat the stain?
By sarah bajan 10/09/2012
Try adding warm water with detergent and see if that helps.
I dropped a lipstick on a white shirt and now I have a huge mark. How can I clean it off? I haven't done anything with it yet.
By Colleen M
I've removed lipstick (and other oil and wax based) stains from my cotton and cotton blend dress shirts by doing the following. Will it work on other materials or your stains I can't say.
What you need:
Good old fashion Rubbing (Isopropyl) Alcohol
Liquid Dish Soap (amazing Dawn works well)
A clean cloth or two (face cloths works well)
Wet a section of the cloth with alcohol
Blot stain with wet section of cloth. Keep blotting using clean wet cloth sections until stain lifts (large stain do in sections)
Next blot the area with some liquid dish soap and
Keep in mind
Read the care tag on the shirt (Dry Clean Only - take to your Dry Cleaner)
Never Rub - Blot Only
Longer the stain has been - the harder to remove
If the shirt and stain has been laundered it may be too late
Never use hot water or heat dry the stain.
If all else fails, and as a last resort you may want to (and as crazy as this sounds) replace the Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol with "WD-40".
How do you get lipstick out of a white, gauzy nylon blouse?
By joan 09/04/2011
I watched a gal use plain white toothpaste to remove lipstick from a synthetic dress.
How do I remove a lipstick stain from my clothes? It was in my kid's pocket and transferred in the dryer to everything! Please advise.
By Sara M.
By am-am 06/22/2011
I would say try to boil water when its boiling pour it into basin and mix with tide powder and then put your stain clothe maybe the lipstick will come off from your clothe..Sometime my aunt do this way and it was working for her.
How do I wash lipstick out of a full load of clothes that got lipstick all over them from the dryer. They are formals and dress clothes and made from a variety of fabrics.
By Tamaria from Tacoma
By Grandma J 03/06/2011
You have to consult the dry cleaners on this if you don't want to screw it up. My granddaughter just did this to my clothes and dryer. A scented and dyed lip gloss. I had to use Amway Trizyme, Amway SA8 in the washer on hot water to remove it.
How do I remove red lipstick from leather?
Nancy from California
By marieaa65 05/28/2006
Wipe it clean with WD-40. Won't hurt the purse.
How do you remove lipstick stains from clothing?
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I am trying to get lipstick out of white clothes that was washed and put in dryer.
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