How To Clean Makeup Off Different Objects

If you are thinking it’s time to deep clean your home, you will need to get rid of all the miscellaneous stains you’ve been dreading cleaning until now. Makeup has become a staple in our lives, and because we use it so much, it’s inevitable that sometimes it can go on places other than our faces. With that in mind, we made a list of the ways in which you can remove makeup stains from different objects. Here are the tips you need to know if you need to remove makeup stains:

How to clean makeup off carpet

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Perhaps it’s time for spring cleaning, or perhaps you just can’t stand looking at those makeup stains on your rug. In either case, this is what to do if you stained your carpet with foundation:

Items needed:

  1. Spoon or butter knife
  2. Dishwashing liquid
  3. Microfiber cloth


Firstly, you will need to take the spoon or butter knife and scrub away the dried foundation that’s stuck on the carpet. Make sure you do It carefully so that you don’t spread the stain further. Then you will need to mix some dishwasher soap with some warm water. Take the microfiber cloth, dampen it in the soapy water and start rubbing the stain off the carpet, moving from the outside in. Repeat that until the stain is gone.

What to do if you stained your carpet with eyeliner or mascara:

Items needed:

1. A teaspoon of vinegar

2. Microfiber cloth


Similar to the method for removing foundation stains off the carpet, you will need to mix the teaspoon of vinegar with ½ cup of warm water. Damp the cloth in the vinegar solution and start rubbing the stain again moving outwards in. Once the stain is removed, damp another cloth in some fresh water and rub the carpet to get rid of the vinegar. If the smell is still potent, check out our blog post on how to make your house smell nice.

If even after all these attempts the stains don’t seem to be going anywhere, you might want to consider getting professional carpet cleaning, which will get rid of any stains in no time.

How to clean makeup off the wall

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We know that makeup seems to end up everywhere, even on your walls. If you don’t want the makeup stains to remain, all is not lost. Here is what to do if you stained your wall with makeup:

Items needed:

  1. Vegetable oil
  2. Microfiber cloth
  3. Dishwashing liquid


Firstly, you will need to remove the excess makeup using a clean cloth. Once that’s done, apply some vegetable oil on the stain (this will work miracles on oily makeup products such as foundation and lipstick), leave it on for about 10 minutes and then start rubbing it off with another clean cloth until the stain is completely gone. 

Once that’s done, get another cloth dampened in soapy water and gently remove the oil from the wall, without scrubbing too hard, otherwise you might take off the paint off the wall!

How to clean makeup from fabrics

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What to do if you stained your clothes, or other fabrics like pillow cases, with makeup:

Items needed:

  1. Shaving cream
  2. Cold water


You may, or may not know, that shaving cream is good at lifting stains from fabrics! All you will need to do is to apply a generous amount of shaving cream on a stain and let it sit on it for at least 10 minutes. You can after rinse the shaving cream and stain off with cold water and voila, your fabric will look brand new.

How to clean makeup off leather or suede

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What to do if you stained leather or suede with makeup:

Items needed:

  1. Gentle hand soap
  2. Sponge


As leather can be a tricky material to clean, it’s best to use gentle products on it. Put a generous amount of hand soap in lukewarm water and start stirring it until it creates foam. Then with the sponge, take only the foam and start rubbing the stain until it’s clean. Wipe the leather off with a dry cloth after.

If you’ve got trickier stains on your leather, our post on best leather car seat cleaning products could be a lifesaver!

How to clean makeup brushes

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When it comes to makeup brushes, most of us probably don’t clean them as often as we should. If you want to protect your skin and practice good care of it, this is how you can clean your makeup brushes.

Items needed:

  1. Gentle hands soap
  2. Your hand


When it comes to cleaning makeup brushes the process is quite simple. Turn on the tap to get some lukewarm water. After getting your brushes wet, squeeze some hand some on them and rub the brush on your hand using circular motions. Repeat the process until your brushes are clean and no more product is coming from them. If you don’t want to use your hand, there are some special brush cleaning gloves or pots, but your hand will also do just fine.

If you are struggling with any tough stains which just don’t want to go away, feel free to get in touch!

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