- The sooner you treat the stain, the easier it'll be to get off.
- Remove as much as possible with a spoon or cloth before starting, being careful not to rub it in further.
- Pre-treat with washing detergent and wash as normal. Check this process for other makeup stains.
- Avoid tumble drying – the high heat could make any remaining stain harder to remove.
Learning how to get rid of foundation stains on clothes should be the first thing we are taught when we start experimenting with makeup as it’s an inevitable side-effect of oil-based products. Foundation stains, as with all stains, are best treated quickly. However, before you attack the stain, make sure you check the sewn-in care label on your item to determine the proper cleaning method for the fabric. If the material is delicate or listed as ‘dry clean only’, it is best to take your clothing item to a professional cleaner.