Four Simple Steps to Get Rid of Lipstick Stains

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Your favorite lipstick color looks amazing when worn on your lips. But just when it makes its way to your shirt collar, sleeve or any other place it becomes a nasty sight. Imagine the fresh launch crimson red on a crisp white office shirt or a purple hue on your lemon yellow t-shirt sleeve. Get the picture?

Yes, we know a lot of us have faced this problem at least once and it is definitely a battle to get rid of it.

Today on our blog we will learn easy Do-it-yourself ways to eradicate lipstick stains over any fabric. Here’s what you would need-

  1. Rubbing alcohol- order a bottle of rubbing alcohol from an online site or your nearby grocery store. Keep it stashed in your grocery cupboard to save you from blotching accidents such as these.
  2. Toothpaste- we recommend using the white toothpaste and white toothpaste only. Do not use any colored variants at all.
  3. A toothbrush.
  4. A white face towel.
  5. A white washcloth.

Before we start, an important piece of advice here would be to check the label of your garment carefully. If your garment is marked dry-clean only, you will have to give it away to a professional Garment Dry-cleaner who would be able to do the job at a nominal cost. If your garment’s care manual allows for it to be hand/machine washed, simply follow the steps below-

Step 1: Invert and Place

Place the garment; stain-side down on a clean white towel.

Step 2: Dip and Dab

Dip the white washcloth in rubbing alcohol and dab it on the back of the stain. Keep dipping and dabbing till the stain has disappeared.

Step 3: Time for Toothpaste

Invert the stain side up and apply a generous amount of toothpaste over it. Wet the toothbrush and scrub generously until the stain vanishes.

Step 4: Final Wash

In the last and final step, put your garment for the final wash. You may hand wash it or simply put it in the washing machine, depending on your comfort level.

If you are still struggling or you find these steps too time-consuming then we suggest you call a Home Laundry Service for immediate pickup. The more you wait, the more difficult it will become to get rid of the stain.

That’s it, by following these four simple steps you can get rid of lipstick blotches permanently and your clothes will never speak for the accident you just dabbed away.



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