How to Get Makeup Out of Fabric

Remove make up stains from upholstry.

If you’ve ever gotten makeup on your car interior or upholstered furniture, you’re not alone. Makeup stains can be tough to remove because they contain both pigment and oil. OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover isn’t just for laundry. A solution of OxiClean™ VSR will help you get makeup out of fabric.

How to Get Makeup Stains out of Upholstery

Your clothes aren’t the only place that can wind up with makeup stains. Sometimes you’ll get a makeup stain on your upholstered furniture due to any number of mishaps related to spills or other oops. Since you can’t throw your couch or favorite armchair in the washing machine, you need a versatile and effective method to remove makeup stains from water-washable upholstery.

OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover uses the power of a color-safe, oxygen-powered stain fighter to help break down and remove makeup stains from upholstery:

  1. Blot up excess liquid makeup, such as foundation, concealer, or mascara. Take care not to rub or you risk pushing the makeup further into the fabric fibers. The faster you can treat the stain, the easier it will be to remove.
  2. Fill the scoop that came with your OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover to Line 1 and add it to 16 ounces of water. Make sure the powder fully dissolves.
  3. Do not apply the solution directly onto the upholstery stain. Instead, apply it to a clean white cloth, and use it to blot the stain. Continue applying solution to the cloth and the cloth to the upholstery until the stain is no longer visible. Use small, gentle strokes to avoid spreading the stain. Do not allow solution to dry on fabrics.
  4. Once the stain is gone, dampen a second clean white towel with water and blot the area to rinse.
  5. Let dry naturally.
  6. Only use OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover solution on water-washable upholstery. Always test OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover on an inconspicuous area first. Safe on colorfast fabrics only. Always refer to packaging for instructions.

Remove Makeup Stains From Your Car’s Interior

Sometimes makeup stains are found on your car’s interior seats or seat belt straps. It might be from applying your makeup while on the way to work in the morning or freshening up after a quick workout. Makeup stains can also wind up on your car’s seats just from contact with your face. Soon, a smudge can become a magnet for other dirt and grime.

You don’t have to live with a makeup stain on your car’s upholstery. Follow the procedure outlined above to make a solution of OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover to help remove makeup stains from your car’s interior and keep your auto’s upholstery looking fresh and clean.

Remove Makeup Stains from Washable Seat Covers

If your upholstery is machine-washable and can be removed, you can also soak your fabric in OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover to remove larger stains or wash the entire fabric. Here’s how to get makeup stains out of washable fabric in four easy steps.

  1. Mix a solution of OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover and water. Fill the scoop to Line 2 to Line 4 per gallon of water. Follow the instructions on the package and mix until completely dissolved.
  2. Submerge makeup-stained fabric or seat covers in the OxiClean™ solution, as long as the item’s care instructions permit.
  3. Soak for 1-6 hours. For best results, soak for the full 6 hours.
  4. After soaking, rinse and wash according to the fabric’s care instructions.

Always test OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover on an inconspicuous area first. Safe on colorfast fabrics only. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for water temperature and cleaning. Do not use on wool, wool blends, silk, silk blends, leather, or on fabrics labeled dry clean only.