Unilever logo
Cleanipedia ZA logo

How to Remove Makeup Stains With Liquid Detergent

Makeup stains don't have to ruin your favourite outfits. Read!


Reading Time: 2 minutes

How to Remove Makeup Stains With Liquid Deter

Remove Makeup Stains With Skip Liquid Detergent

lives. Whether it’s foundation stains on your child’s ballet costume, mascara on your favourite dress, or nail polish on your jeans, makeup stains are a reality for us all. Are there products that can be used to remove makeup from clothing, and are there any other hacks to help speed up the cleaning process too? Luckily, the answer to both of these questions is yes! Liquid detergent is a versatile product that can be used to remove just about any kind of makeup stain. We often get asked some frequent questions about stain removal - do any of these questions ring familiar to you?

  • Can liquid detergent remove mascara stains?

  • Can liquid detergent remove liquid foundation stains?

  • Can liquid detergent remove lipstick stains?

  • Can liquid detergent remove nail polish stains?

Liquid detergent can be used directly on clothing, as a stain remover or pre-wash treatment. The key is to catch the stain early, and get the liquid detergent, like Skip Anti-Ageing Liquid Detergent, onto the stain as fast as possible.

How to Remove Makeup Stains With Liquid Detergent?

Liquid laundry detergent works well to remove makeup from clothes, by acting as a pre-wash stain remover. Read on, to find out what you'll need and how to get the best results.

What you'll need:

  • A good quality liquid laundry detergent like Skip

  • A soft bristled brush, toothbrush or soft cloth

A Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Try and get to the stain as soon as it happens

  • Pour a teaspoon or two of laundry liquid directly on the stain

  • Rub in gently with a soft bristled brush, toothbrush or cloth

  • Rinse well and wash in the machine as normal

Tips and Tricks

For those hard to remove makeup stains from clothes that don’t want to budge with just liquid detergent, try these tips and tricks:

  • Use a small amount of dishwashing liquid and rub directly into the stain before rinsing

  • For liquid foundation or base stains, apply a little shaving gel to the stain and gently massage in before rinsing

  • For nail polish stains, dab a little acetone-based nail polish remover on cotton wool and dab to the underside of the garment to remove the polish.

For more cleaning tips and tricks, visit Cleanipedia today.

Originally published