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Hacks To Remove Make-Up Stains

Try these awesome DIY hacks to remove tough make-up stains from your clothes


Hand holding a white shirt with a lipstick stain on the collar

We all want to look and feel fabulous, which is why many women choose to wear make-up. Wearing make-up has often been compared to putting on war paint, a habit in ancient global tribal customs. Many tribes would apply specific facial markings to signify their readiness for an upcoming battle. Much like these warriors, women apply make-up as a sign that they are ready for whatever the day brings.

But what if your make-up smudges onto your beautiful outfit? Don’t worry the Skip Detergent's team of fabulousness is here to help.

Here are 3 easy ways to remove make-up stains in your home, so that your look can stay on point, even if your make-up doesn’t stay put.

1. Foundation:

Love your flawless skin, but hate the foundation stains that come up on your collar? This hack is for you. Step 1: Wet the affected area with a damp cloth. Step 2: Grab your favourite powder detergent mix with a little bit of water to make a paste (because it cuts through the oil in the foundation to help lift the stain). Apply this paste directly on the stain. Step 3: Let the detergent work its magic for 2 - 3 minutes Step 4: Rinse the affected area and wash with Skip Intelligent Washing Detergents or Liquid as normal.

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2. Powders:

Blush, eye shadow, and base all come in powder formats. What to do when you spill some on your pants before you leave for work? Easy! Say goodbye to powdery patches. Grab a hairdryer and just blow the dust off the fabric using a sideways angle (so you don’t push it deeper into the material). Voila! You will be astounded at how well this trick works.

3. Lipstick:

Removing lipstick from your clothes is a cinch with hairspray. Most of us have some hair spray lurking in the back of a cupboard. Now it’s time to put it to good use. Step 1: Spray hair spray onto the affected area. Step 2: Let the hairspray get to work on the stain. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Step 3: Wet a cloth with warm water. Dab at the stain until you’ve removed most of the hair spray. Step 4: Wash the item, as usual, using a detergent that is designed to take care of your fabric (like Skip Intelligent Detergents).

For more laundry care tips, visit Skip today.

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