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Removing Makeup Foundation Stain on Jeans

I accidently spilled some BB cream (foundation) onto an expensive pair of jeans. I put it in the wash as soon as possible, but when I took it out, the area of the stain had turned white. I don't know if that means the color came off, but I would like to know if someone has any experience with this.

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January 7, 20171 found this helpful

I hope you didn't put them in the dryer. You can dab at the stain with ammonia, rinse out the ammonia, and wash again.

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January 9, 20171 found this helpful

There are several ways to remove make-up stains  one may work for you.

A lot depends on whether you put your jeans in the dryer  one may still work but dried stains are generally set and more difficult to remove.

I keep a container of shaving cream in my laundry room for just such mishaps.

Maybe you have a can available  spray cream on the spot and wait a few minutes (10-15).

Carefully wipe the shaving cream off the spot (try not to smear it) and wash as usual  cold water may be best. You can also mix a touch of alcohol to the spot if shaving cream alone fails.

If that fails; mix one part ammonia and one part dish detergent (Dawn is good) mix it up and dab (or spray) it on the spot  wait 10 minutes  wash as usual.

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If you do not have ammonia you can substitute peroxide and that works well also.

I do not believe that any of these methods will harm your jeans but if these are  like you say  very expensive  you may want to take them to a dry cleaners and be sure to explain what happened.

Good luck - hope something works.

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