Clean Up Your Makeup Messes
Whether it’s powder spills or lipstick stains, we’ve all experienced at least a few makeup messes. When I’m getting ready in a rush, my bathroom is left looking like a tornado went through it (of course a very colorful and glamorous tornado). Even though I’m not a neat freak, I do have to get around to cleaning these makeup messes that result in stained towels, shirts, and even sheets. Bella Sugar provides us a handy guide on removing our makeup-laden tracks. Just remember that their suggestions work best when they are used right after the spill happens.
Check out these handy tips on how to clean up our makeup product stains:
Lipstick- Sometimes, I feel like lipstick stays on everything but my mouth. If you get lipstick on your clothes, spray the area with hairspray. Let it sit for a few minutes before dabbing it with a sponge, and then carry on with your regular wash cycle. Powders can also absorb the oil and wax in the lipstick, so you can apply some baby powder or baking soda for a lipstick stain fix.To remove lipstick off of your wineglass, just use a bit of salt before washing.
Eyeliner- Like lipstick on the wineglass, if you get eyeliner on glass (like your bathroom mirror), wipe it away with a bit of salt.
Waterproof Mascara- To get rid of waterproof formulas, use a makeup remover on the stain before washing. Stick to oil-free removers.
Foundation- I always seem to get my face makeup over everything from spilling my powders over white towels and accidentally brushing the collar of my shirt on my face. To get these stains out, use shampoo to blot the spot before washing.
Self-Tanner- Those orange stains all over your sheets are a notorious beauty faux-pas. While our skin looks better with our fake bronzed glow, our sheets, towels, and clothes can probably do without the sun-kissed look. Bella Sugar suggests rinsing the orange mess with cold water, then grabbing a sponge with some dish detergent on it, and dabbing it (going from the outside in). The dish detergent should work to get the oil from the self-tanner out. To treat the orange color, use hydrogen peroxide; just test it out first to make sure it doesn’t create light spots in the fabric.