How to Get Wet or Dry Liquid Foundation out of a White Shirt (or Other Piece of Clothing)

Did you ever spill liquid foundation or coverup makeup on a white shirt, light piece of clothing, or any article of clothing for that matter? It’s got to be right up there with spaghetti sauce stains and lily pollen stains. Thankfully, I found a solution to liquid foundation stains on clothing that has worked every time for me so far! If you are wondering how to get a wet or dry liquid foundation stain out of your clothing or fabric, these steps should help you tremendously, even days later!

An old bottle of liquid foundation makeup splattered when I tried to get just a dab out of the bottle. It got all over my brand-new white off-shirt, of course. Here are the steps I used when it was still wet, and again today when doing laundry and I noticed I had missed a spot that had somehow gotten on the back of my shirt (?!).

How to Remove Liquid Foundation Stains from Clothing

Try these simple steps to remove both wet and dry liquid foundation splatter and stains from clothing.

1.DO NOT rub the stain into the fabric. Take off whatever garment just got splattered and set it aside.

2.Gather these materials – foam makeup wedge or spare toothbrush used for cleaning and a can of plain white shaving cream, and get set up at the sink.

3.Pour some cold water over the stain.

4.Dispense a dab of shaving cream onto the makeup wedge.

5.Use either the foam wedge or the toothbrush to gently rub the shaving cream into the garment wherever the stains are located.

6.Inspect the stained area after about 20-30 seconds. You should see marked improvement – the makeup stain should appear much, much lighter.

7.For dried foundation stains on clothing, you may need to gently scrub a little longer.

8.Let the shaving cream sit on the garment for a minute or two.

9.Rinse away the shaving cream and toss your garments in the washing machine on cold, gentle cycle, if washable.

10.DO NOT put them in the dryer or use heat to dry. This will set any remaining stains permanently.

I wish I had thought to take before and after pictures of my spot treatment but you’ll have to take my word for it. I am thrilled to say I don’t see any residue from the foundation stains. Just be careful not to damage your clothing while scrubbing! If you use this method and it works, please leave a comment below to let others know of its continued effectiveness. I’ve tried it on about three separate occasions with 100% success rate. If you have other methods of removing liquid foundation from clothing, please feel free to share those, too!


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