How to remove makeup stains from fabric

Have you ever been wearing your favourite dress or resting on your pillows and your makeup accidentally gets on the fabric? Don’t worry. We know how frustrating it can be to fix. This article is your step-by-step guide to removing makeup stains from fabrics, ensuring that your clothes and linens stay impeccable. From choosing the right products to cleaning techniques, we’ll help you keep your fabrics completely stain free. Continue reading to discover all the tips and tricks!

How to remove makeup from clothes without washing them

Removing makeup from your clothes without washing them is possible and even easy. You just need the right method. Start by mixing a small amount of dish soap with lukewarm water to create a slightly soapy solution. Moisten a cotton ball or soft cloth with the solution and gently dab it on the makeup stain, taking care not to rub it in. You should see the makeup lift as you dab.

After removing visible makeup, gently rinse the area with cold water and blot dry with another clean cloth. If the stain persists, you can repeat the process. Make sure you treat the stain as soon as possible, because fresh makeup is easier to remove.

When dealing with white clothing, Marseille soap is your best friend for removing makeup stains. For liquid foundation or concealer, ice cubes are an effective solution to avoid washing clothes in the washing machine. Another trick: If you have an old pair of nylon stockings, you can use them to remove powdered makeup or eye shadow from fabrics!

Tricks for removing makeup stains from pillowcases

Pillowcases often have makeup stains because they come into direct contact with the face. To remove these stains effectively, start by gently dabbing the stain with a cotton ball soaked in isopropyl alcohol to help dissolve the makeup. After dabbing, using a soapy solution, such as the one we mentioned above, can help complete the cleaning process.

Once the stain has been removed, be sure to rinse the area well and air dry the pillowcase. This will ensure that no product residue remains and that the pillowcase is fresh and clean for your next night’s sleep.

How to remove makeup stains from towels

Towels are also at risk of makeup stains, but they are easy to remove. Start by gently rubbing a small amount of shampoo or facial cleanser directly onto the stain. Leave it for a few minutes, and then rinse well with cold water.

After rinsing, wash the towel as normal in the washing machine with your usual detergent. Follow our tips for washing towels, but be sure to use cold water. Avoid hot water, because this could set the stain. At the end of the wash cycle, your towel will look as good as new!

How do you remove makeup stains from silk?

When dealing with silk garments, it’s essential to be careful so that you don’t damage this delicate fabric. Start by gently dabbing the stain with a clean cloth to absorb the excess makeup. Next, prepare a solution of lukewarm water and mild detergent. With this mixture, dab the stain gently again, but do not rub to avoid damaging the silk. This combination allows stains to be removed effectively without compromising the integrity of the fabric. Always remember to take precautions and do a test on a small hidden area of the garment before treating the visible stain.

What to use on makeup stains

When it comes to removing makeup stains from fabrics, Chanteclair Millemacchie Pre-Treatment is an exceptional ally. With its new, highly effective formula, this product offers amazing results from the very first use. The built-in Extra Power technology works effectively, even at low temperatures, penetrating into the fabric fibres to remove all traces of the stain without compromising the colour.

Chanteclair Millemacchie Pre-Treatment is also highly versatile, as it not only tackles common stains, but it is also effective against dirt on white garments. With this powerful pre-treatment, you can confidently tackle makeup stains and keep your fabrics fresh and stain free.

Take note!

Follow our 5 tips to enjoy your clothes and linens without worrying about makeup stains:

  1. Pre-treat your garments: Apply a pre-treatment directly to the stain before washing.
  2. Choose gentle products: Use products such as shampoo, facial cleanser or Chanteclair Millemacchie Pre-Treatment.
  3. Wash in cold water: Avoid hot water, especially on delicate fabrics.
  4. Be gentle: Treat the stain carefully and repeat the process if necessary.
  5. Follow the instructions: Pay attention to the washing instructions on the label of your garment.

Defeat makeup stains and keep your fabrics in perfect condition!

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