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TBH it rarely works.. ive tried absolutely everything.. pigments are the biggest culprit here.. i spilled black pigment all over a white carpet once! the only thing that ever works is true elbow grease! and if its a cream or emollient based product.. have fun… it always takes me at least five washes, eight tide pens plus a few resolve sprays to get the stuff out… around the collar of a shirt ive worn during a night out is always a fun sight to see the next morning..

The Tide pen is a lifesaver when it comes to these things. But it’s important to use it as soon as you get stained. I find that most powders will come off in the wash but liquids are tougher if you let them soak in – it may take a few washes, it may not come out at all πŸ™

Saturate stain in Palmolive dishwshing liquid on both sides, roll/fold the item so the Palmolive has nowhere to go except the stain, let it cure for 12-24 hours, then wash in water as hot as the item can tolerate.

Yeah I sometimes get foundation on my stark white v-neck shirts, especially around the neckline and it makes me so frustrated! Gah. I have to then immediately take it off, then grab a bleach-pen and bleach those areas. Then I toss it into the hamper. What’s annoying is that bleach, after repeated use, will weaken the fabric of my t-shirts!

Like Christine, I’m excited to here some of the answers to this question, because I need something that’s more gentle, but still effective.

There’s a bar called Fels-Naptha that is freaking amazing, it gets any stain out you can think of. It’s a laundry pre treatment, and you need it in your life.

I recently made the mistake of putting on a glossy red lip before changing into a light blue shirt, and smeared it on my shirt collar. I used my Tide to go and it came right out, thankfully!!

Tide! lol. πŸ™‚

BTW.. Do you know when the MUFE holiday collection will be coming out or a post about it by any chance?

I’m really loving Shout Color Catcher. I usually use rubbing alcohol as well but you must place a cloth under it so it doesn’t go right through.

Hairspray. I used some to remove lipstick stains from my jacket after swatching. I forgot i had swatched red lippies and it stained my jacket!

Hah. I was touching up my foundation (NARS Sheer Glow) at an especially intense and sweaty live music show and got a little on one of my favorite shirts. I’ve since been trying to get it out. Not even bleach has been able to remove the stain.

Brush Cleanser and a makeup sponge. The brush cleanser works at removing makeup from texture (like fabric) and I find it’s better used with a sponge instead of napkin/paper towel because a sponge won’t leave behind pieces of paper. Also the sponge will absorb the makeup from clothing.

That’s been working for me πŸ™‚

for anything wax based, like lipstick, i use a hair dryer and a damp cloth maybe sprayed with a bit of carpet/fabric cleanser. in the uk we have a brand called daz, and i often mix their powder stain removers with some water into a thick paste and just apply a thin layer to the stained area and then scrape off the excess and then put it in the washing machine. anything white and hard to get off gets a diluted soak in bleach.

It is very odd that most people don’t think of this! What removes makeup? Makeup remover! Wipes are the best, as they aren’t going to leave oily stains. Give it a gentle dab for a few minutes and put it in a warm wash straight away if there is still some makeup on the fabric.

I just pre-treat my clothes with spray ‘n wash max stain stick and leave it on for a few days before I wash the stained item. If lipstick falls on my carpet I just spray it with windex and wipe it with a wash cloth I delegate for this problem, surprisingly the windex works for some reason. Of course, try this at your own risk but it has worked well for me.

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