Types of Makeup stain

We've all been there. You're getting ready for that special night out with your friends but after carefully applying makeup, you look down only to realise that you’ve spilled foundation on your beautiful new dress! You’re used to cleaning food stains from clothing but how do you go about banishing makeup stains? Let's take a look at different types of makeup stains and ways in which you can remove them. Not only will this guide help save you a lot of stress, your clothes and carpets will thank you for it too!  


Mascara Stains

Mascara helps give you the appearance of lusciously - long lashes, but it doesn’t look so good when it ends up on your clothes. The oily ingredients coupled with its dark colouring means mascara is not only challenging to remove from your lashes, but it can be difficult to banish from fabric! If you’re on the go, you can remove mascara stains with a good-quality eye makeup remover. If you don’t have any on hand, simply dab the stain with some cold water on a cloth. It’s best to treat the item with a stain remover if the mascara has dried into fabric. Vanish Oxi Action Gold is a powerful stain removing range that can help clear away stains in just 30 seconds. Simply pre-treat or soak the item with the powder to see stain removing results. Follow the pack instructions for more detail.

Foundation Stains

Foundation is a makeup staple that gives your face an instant pick-me-up. But it’s not nearly as attractive when it ends up anywhere else but your face! Many-a-carpet has been tarnished by foundation stains. Liquid foundation tends to be oil-based so it’s quickly absorbed by fabric. It’s always best to get to grips with stains as quickly as possible and foundation stains are no exception. Begin by gently removing any excess foundation with a spoon. Take a clean, dry, damp paper towel or cloth and blot the makeup stain without smearing it further into the carpet. If you need something more powerful, Vanish Powershot is just the ticket. After removing any residue, spray Vanish Powershot from about 15 cm from the foundation stain. Immediately blot with a clean white absorbent cloth and repeat if necessary.

Blush Stains

Powder blush gives an instantly youthful glow to the cheeks. But it can really make you blush if it ends up all over your shirt sleeve! Use a stiff-bristled brush to remove any excess powder from the shirt. If the blush stain is fresh, dab it with a paper towel or cloth until you’ve removed as much of it as possible. Pour a few drops of Vanish Gold Pre Treat Powergel onto the stain and use the rubbing head to work the gel into the stain in a circular motion. Let the area dry for five minutes and wash as normal. As with all clothing stains, once you’ve washed a stain out of a garment it’s best to allow it to air dry. Tumble driers cause excess makeup to set - making it much harder to remove stains the second time around. You can always give the fabric a quick blast of the hairdryer if you’re in a real hurry.

Makeup can help us look and feel our best - that is until it ends up on our clothing!  It’s important to get to grips with stain removal as soon as you can if you want to keep your wardrobe looking fresh for longer. Mascara may be a little tricky to remove from your lashes but you can get rid of its stains in as little as 30 seconds by pre-treating your clothing with Vanish Oxi Action Gold. Remember that oil-based foundation stains on the carpet need not be a hassle with Vanish Powershot spray. Powder blush stains won’t cause embarrassment if you dab them with Vanish Gold Pre Treat Powergel.