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DIY: Every Way to Get Makeup or Deodorant Off Your Clothes

By Sydney Cook
Posted On Feb 10, 2021
DIY: Every Way to Get Makeup or Deodorant Off Your Clothes

We’ve got the secrets to remove deodorant from dark clothing or makeup mishaps for those times when cleanup is a must.


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.


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. Or for deodorant buildup try our easy video on how to remove deodorant from dark clothing below!

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.


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.