How to clean up Halloween make-up stains

By Purex | Oct. 2, 2014 | Stain Lab

The weather is cooling off and trick-or-treating is around the corner. Children have been debating their costume choice for weeks. Will they be a goblin or a witch? Will they wear a mask or make-up? If they pick make-up, don’t be worried about all of the stains that may appear on their costume! We have some tips for you to use!

For non-oily make up stains such as eye shadow and blush, lightly brush the powder off the clothing or costume, then blot the stain with a damp cloth and launder with your favorite detergent. Purex Baby Liquid Detergent is a great option if you are looking for a hypoallergenic detergent. If the stains are from oily makeup, gently blot the stain, and do not rub! Then pretreat with liquid detergent. Let the stain sit for five minutes and launder as usual. In both cases, check the stained area before transferring the clothes to the dryer as the heat from the dryer will set the stain and make it very difficult (or impossible) to remove the stain.

For stubborn stains, rub a little mineral oil on to the stain. Let it sit for approximately twenty minutes, then launder as usual. Before using mineral oil on the stain, apply a bit in an inconspicuous area to make sure it does not alter the fabric or color. This should help to loosen the stain and allow it to wash out.

For white fabrics, you can also add chlorine bleach to your wash. For colored fabrics, please use some color-safe bleach such as Purex2 Stain Fighter & Bright Booster.

As always, happy stain fighting! Happy Halloween!

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