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How to Remove Foundation Stains from Clothes?

How to Remove Foundation Stains from Clothes?

Oh no! You woke up this morning and spotted a foundation mark on your favorite dress and you have no idea of removing it. And for the past few days, you have been continuously searching on how to remove makeup from your favorite shirt, but it is so confusing that you failed to choose the right one. Isn’t it? Don’t worry! Makeup stains like foundation marks can be easily removed. All you need is to use the correct strategy and good quality cleaning products such as detergents that have stain removing properties.


Well, there are three useful tips for removing stains, but you need to take some initial steps before following them. So, you should  check the label of your clothing on which the stain is spotted as sometimes a brief detail of proper cleaning methods could save you in the long run. For example, if it states dry cleaning, make sure you do that only. However, it is imperative for you to be careful before applying any kind of cleaning method to your favorite apparel.

Thus, here are three helpful tips for you to remove those foundation stains from your clothes in an effective way.

  1. Liquid foundation gets rapidly absorbed into the fibres of your clothes. To avoid it, gently remove it with a blunt knife or a spoon. If you go with a knife to remove it, be very careful in order to avoid injuries. It’s better if you remove the stain when you are not dressed in that particular dress. Then, blotch the stain gently with a paper towel using a lifting motion to wipe out the foundation without smearing it deep into the fabric. Remove as much makeup as possible from your cloth using this blotting method.
  2. Laundary detergent that has stain removing properties is considered a beneficial one. If you are using it, make sure you use the a pre-treatment that you put directly onto the stain and leave to act as recommended (usally 5-10 minutes)
  3. Then (if your clothing can be put in the washing machine) place in the washing machine with stain remover added and turn on that machine.


These were the three quick and productive tips to remove foundation stains out of the clothes. Now don’t worry about your favorite shirt that has been ruined by the innocent hugs of your loved ones. Try any of the tips and feel free from foundation stains.  


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