Liquid Makeup Stain Removal Methods

Stains caused due the liquid forms of any makeup are pretty easy to remove, but you should know the trick of removing the marks depending upon the surface. Here are a few tips for the same.
Makeup stains are pretty common and our carpets, clothing, and dressing tables are often the prime victims. Spilling occurs easily while applying liquid foundation, liquid eye liner or nail paint. However, you need not worry about getting these stains off the surface, as stains caused due to any liquid form of makeup can be removed pretty quickly. The only thing you need to know is that the procedure of removing stain varies according to the nature of the stained surface.


Non-Washable Fabrics
Carpet (synthetic or wool), fiberglass, rayon, silk, triacetate, wool, acetate are the surfaces that cannot be washed to remove the stains. Follow these steps to remove stains of liquid makeup.
  • Using a stiff-bristled brush, scrape off the excess liquid from the surface, onto a piece of paper. Take care not to spread it on the surface.
  • Gently dab a blotting paper on it to absorb the remainder of the liquid.
  • Use a dry-cleaning solvent like K2r Spot Lifter to loosen the material from the fabric.
  • Dampen a pad with a dry spotter and also apply the same directly on the stain.
  • Press the dampened pad hard against the stain and change it every 5 minutes.
  • Repeat the process until the stain is completely removed.
  • Flush the stain with water and allow it to dry.
Washable Fabrics
Washable fabrics include acrylic surfaces, or clothing made of fabrics such as nylon, olefin, polyester, spandex etc. Clothing is most prone to makeup stains, and hence a mere detergent wash may not get rid of the stain completely. The removal method is somewhat similar to stain removal from non washable fabrics. Follow these steps on how to get liquid makeup out of clothes.
  • Blot the excess of liquid makeup with a blotting paper.
  • Pour some dry cleaning solvent such as Afta Cleaning Fluid on a damp cloth.
  • Tamp the damp cloth on the stain with light strokes.
  • Change pad and continue the procedure using a fresh pad soaked in solvent.
  • Repeat the procedure until the mark vanishes.
Leather surfaces like sofa or shoes are also likely to get stained. The removal steps are as follows.
  • Gently dab the excess liquid makeup using a piece of cloth.
  • Make a solution of mild soap in lukewarm water and swish it to form generous lather.
  • Use a piece of sponge to apply only foam on the stained area.
  • Wipe it dry with a piece of cloth.
  • Repeat the procedure if there are remnant traces or if the area is still greasy.
It is not uncommon to give our dressing table a taste of whatever we are applying on our face. Hence, if you happen to accidentally spill your liquid makeup on a wooden table follow these steps to eliminate the marks.
  • Wipe the liquid with a cloth, without spreading it too much.
  • Mix some dish washing detergent in hot water and work large amount of lather.
  • Apply this foam on the stained area and then wipe it with a clean, soft cloth.
  • If required, polish the surface with wax.
The most important thing you should keep in mind is that the stained portion needs to be removed as soon as possible. The longer you let it stay, the difficult your task becomes.