When it comes to my clothing, I’m very careful about NOT getting makeup stains on them; however, I recently received some lipstick samples and in a fit of excitement opened the cap and this fuchsia shade flung out of it’s packaging and ricocheted all over my white, antique fainting couch (I know, how does that even happen?). Only me… So when I received an email regarding an article from the May 2012 issue of ShopSmart magazine (the same publishers as the Consumer Reports), I wanted to share their advice to help you prevent and remove makeup stains and deodorant marks from your clothes, for all of you out there who have felt my pain at one point or another.
ShopSmart Tips for How to Get Makeup Stains Out:
- Prevent a stain. It might look silly, but putting a polyester scarf over your head before pulling on a dress or top can prevent makeup and hairspray stains in the first place. It won’t muss your hair and it helps tight stuff slide on easily. Or spring for a reusable nylon makeup mask, which costs about $4 at most drugstores.
- Nix deodorant marks. To remove those unsightly white streaks from your little black dress or other clothing before they set in, you can buy special texturized sponges made just for the job. Or grab that pair of ripped panty hose you were going to toss and use it to rub away the marks. No panty hose? Try a nylon sock or a used dryer sheet.
- Sponge it up. The foam that often comes on hangers from the dry cleaner can also lift deodorant marks and foundation. Wrap the foam around a finger, then press and gently brush on the stain to lift it without smearing. Still there?