DIY: Every Way to Get Makeup Off Your Clothes

By Sydney Cook
Posted On May 26, 2016
DIY: Every Way to Get Makeup Off Your Clothes


There you are happily applying your makeup (contours left cheek, and now right). Just as you’re beginning to apply your Better Than Sex Mascara, your hourglass-shaped wand falls – bam!

Mood: killed.

But fear not, makeup gods to the rescue! We’ve got the secrets to removing makeup for those times when it lands anywhere but your face.


Spritz some hair spray on your kiss imprint and let it sit for a few minutes. Then dab (do not rub) the stain with a couple wet paper towels. Beware that if you were rocking a red lip, you may need to repeat the process.

Power Makeup

When it comes to blush and eye shadow, instead of trying to brush it off with your fingers, ultimately smearing the stain, quickly blast the dust off using the cool setting on your hair dryer. If that doesn’t complete the job, grab a pair of nylon stockings and lightly rub them over the spot to pick up the remains.

Liquid and Cream Makeup

Products like liquid foundations and creamy concealers soak into fabric as fast as lightning. The sooner you can tend to the stand, the better. Start by scrapping off any excess product with a knife or spoon, then rub an ice cube over the spot until it begins to melt. Cold water helps lift stains and using an ice cube is much easier than soaking the entire shirt under the sink. Finally, blot the stain with a paper towel.

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Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Eyeliner and Mascara

With a small amount of makeup remover on a cotton ball, lightly dab the spot. Then, take an ice cube and wash away the remaining remover.

Self-Tanner and Bronzer

Wet the stain with cold water – depending on the size of the stain you may be able to use an ice cube, if not, place the article of clothing under the faucet. Then use a sponge and a small amount of dish detergent to gently rub the spot to reverse the stain.


While the antiperspirant may not be makeup, it stains our clothing all the time. Rub the spot with a dryer sheet or a pair of nylon tights, and voila – the mark should immediately disappear.

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