Removing lipstick stains from clothes requires a little bit of patience and the right tricks. Browse through this article and explore how to remove lipstick from clothing.

How To Remove Lipstick From Clothing

Lipstick is one of the most essential make-up items, found in the handbag of almost every woman. In fact, it is one of those cosmetics that most of the women wear only a daily basis, just like perfume. If you are a regular wearer of lipstick or your wife or girl friend loves to apply it, then you must have experienced the case of lipstick stains on your clothes at least once. Unless your clothes require dry cleaning, you can treat lipstick stains at home only. In order to help you out, we have provided tips on how to remove lipstick from clothing, in the lines below.
Removing Lipstick Stains From Clothes
Items Needed 
  • Alcohol
  • Clean, White Cloth
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Ammonia
  • Cotton
  • Hairspray
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Baking Soda
  • White Toothpaste
  • Eucalyptus Oil 
  • First of all, you need to check the label of the stained garment. If it is dry-clean only, then you should refrain from treating it at all. Rather, take it to the professionals straight away.
  • After you have determined that your garment is a regular-wash one, it is the time to start applying the right tricks.
  • Alcohol is one of the most common cleaners used to remove lipstick. Take a clean, white cloth and moisten it with alcohol. With the cloth, lightly dab the alcohol on the stain, but do not rub.
  • You can also go for a dishwashing detergent. Dab some detergent on the stain and let it set for 10 minutes. Now, moisten you fingers and rub the detergent into the stain, from the outside edges, inward.
  • Ammonia is another cleaner used for removing lipstick stains. Take a cotton swab and moisten it with ammonia. With the swab, lightly dab the ammonia on the stain, but do not rub.
  • If you feel that the fabric can withstand it, use hairspray. Spray it directly onto the stain and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Now, take a clean cloth, moistened with water, and wipe the stain away.
  • You can also try petroleum jelly for removing the stain. Rub in a little petroleum jelly at the stained and massage gently. If you feel that a greasy stain is left behind, sprinkle some baking soda on the area.
  • Massage the stain with white toothpaste, for a few minutes, and blot dry. Take a cotton swab and moisten it with eucalyptus oil. Wipe the area with it. It will help remove the remaining stain.
  • After you have succeeded in removing the lipstick stain from your clothing, it is the time to wash it, in warm soapy water. Rinse it in clean water thoroughly and let it air dry. 
  • If the stain doesn't go away with any of the above-mentioned methods, it is the time to go to the dry-cleaners.

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