How to get make-up out of clothes? We have the tips!

Did you get a make-up stain on your favourite dress or blouse? For example, foundation on the collar of your blouse, lipstick on a sleeve, or mascara on a scarf: make-up stains on clothes are difficult to avoid. But...don't worry! Fortunately, make-up stains on clothes can almost always be removed. On this page, we tell you how to remove make-up from clothes with HG. We give tips on how best to deal with lipstick stains, mascara stains or foundation stains.

How to remove make-up from clothes with HG?


how to get make up out of clothes Your garment looks bad because of a make-up stain? Naturally, you want to get rid of this make-up stain as quickly as possible. You can with HG stain away no. 5. HG stain away no. 5 is an effective stain remover for make-up, amongst other things. 

Complete the following steps to remove make-up from clothes with HG stain away no. 5:

  1. Test an inconspicuous part of the fabric of your garment for colourfastness first.
  2. Then remove as much of the make-up stain without rubbing.
  3. If it is large stain, fill a dish with HG stain away no. 5 and put the part of your garment with the stain in it. Leave this to soak for 10 to 15 minutes. If it is a smaller stain, put your garment on an absorbing white surface, such as a tissue. Then use a cloth drenched in HG stain away no. 5 to dab the stain. 
  4. Rub the fabric against the fabric and rinse properly with warm water. 
  5. The stain is still there? Repeat the treatment if necessary.

Besides HG stain away no. 5, there are other DIY products to remove make-up from clothes. The products to use depend on the type of make-up stain.

Remove lipstick stains from clothes

how to remove make up from clothes

Do you like to wear lipstick? Then you will be familiar with the problem of noticing a stain in the colour of your lipstick after putting the garment on or taking it off or when you wrap a scarf. It is not easy to remove lipstick stains from clothes but it is not impossible. HG has HG stain away no. 5 for this problem. This HG product is perfect for removing a make-up stain, such as lipstick. There are alternative products for removing this type of make-up stain from clothes too, including alcohol, ether, clean spirit or hairspray. In the article ‘How to remove lipstick stains from clothes? Tips for removing lipstick stains’ we explain how and we tell you what not to do.

How to remove mascara from clothing?

Mascara is one of the most stubborn make-up stains to remove from clothes, because mascara is greasy. While other make-up stains are best removed when they are still wet, mascara is an exception. Wait with removing mascara until the mascara has hardened a little. The top layer can be peeled off very carefully. 

We have HG stain away no. 5 to remove mascara from clothes quickly and effectively. If you don't have this product at home but you still want to remove this make-up stain from your clothes as quickly as possible? Perhaps one of the following alternative products is an option:

  • Alcohol
  • Shampoo
  • Ox-gall soap

You can read the best way to use HG stain away no. 5 or the alternative products in the article 'How to get mascara out of clothes | 4 tips for how to remove a mascara stain'.

How to remove foundation stains from clothes

Foundation is available in different types. For example, there is powder foundation, blush or cream-like foundation. The most important aspect for foundation stains is that you should not wait too long to remove the stain and above all, you should never rub the stain. With HG stain away no. 5 it is easy to remove all foundation stains from your clothes. Other products, such as white vinegar, shaving foam or washing-up liquid are also suitable for foundation stains. In the article 'How to take foundation stains off clothes | Tips for how to remove a foundation stain' we deal with the various methods.

How do you get make-up out of a white shirt?

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Do you have make-up stains on your white clothes? Everything we have mentioned in this article, also applies to removing make-up stains from white clothes. Whether the clothes that have the make-up stains are white, black or coloured makes no difference to the HG products.

First aid for removing make-up stains

How to get make-up stains out of clothes largely depends on the type of make-up. However, in a nut shell:

  • Be quick, let wet make-up not dry out. Mascara is the only exception.
  • Always dab. Do not try to remove a make-up stain by rubbing, smearing, scrubbing or wiping. It will only make it worse.
  • If the stain is dry? Wet it again.

If you have the best tip for how to remove make-up stains, please let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions about how to remove make-up stains from clothes

How do you get make-up out of white clothes?

First rinse the make-up stain in your white garment with cold water. Then turn the garment inside out. Take a sponge and daub the stain with some washing-up liquid. Then wash the garment normally in the washing machine.

What about foundation stains?

Are they powder foundation stains? Blow as much powder as possible from the garment. Then there are all types of products to remove the stains:

  • White vinegar, white wine vinegar
  • Shaving foam
  • Washing-up liquid

How do I get mascara stains out of my clothes as quickly as possible?

Mascara stains are the most stubborn make-up stains. If you don't have an HG product available, choose one of the following options:

  • Alcohol
  • Shampoo
  • Ox-gall soap

Can I remove lipstick stains from clothes?

You can. Lipstick can be removed from clothes with the following products:

  • Alcohol
  • Ether
  • Clean spirit
  • Hairspray

Which HG product do I use to remove make-up stains from clothes?

HG stain away no. 5 is the solution for removing make-up stains from clothes. HG stain away no. 5 is suitable for removing stains caused by foundation, lipstick, mascara and eyeshadow.



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