How to Get Rid of Makeup Stains Without Washing?

Makeup stains are a nuisance, but don't worry; there are methods to get rid of them even without washing.

Unfortunately, it can happen again and again that we find makeup stains on our clothes. There are many reasons for this, but they do not matter. The stain is there; how do I get it off? Here we show you a few tips on how to get rid of the stains even without a washing machine.

Starch and Baking Powder

Most cosmetics consist of fat and color which is why we have to remove both. It is essential to act fast because fat spreads rapidly.

Therefore, you should first dab as much makeup as possible with an absorbent cloth. To bind the remaining fat, sprinkle cornflour on the stain. And then, lightly press on the starch and let it soak in for a few minutes.

Afterward, remove the starch, and moisten the stain. Sprinkle with baking powder and let it work to remove the color. Repeat the last step until the color is gone.

White Shirt

For White Clothing

With the right products, makeup stains shouldn't be a problem even with white clothing.

  • Remove first the fat with an absorbent cloth as far as possible.
  • As soon as the stain has dried, take gall soap, moisten it and rub it into the stain. The soap removes not only the color but also the remaining fat.

Ice Cubes

Liquid foundations, self-tanners or concealers are best "scratched" away before they dry. Take an ice cube, and then rub the stain with circular movements. Dab with a paper towel now and then. Repeat the process until the color is out of the fabric.

Nylon Tights

With old tights, you can remove powders like foundations, rouge or eyeshadow. To do this, use a nylon pantyhose that you no longer apply.

First, you remove excess powder from the clothes—use either a hairdryer (cold air) or your lungs. Then brush the stain off with your pantyhose. The pantyhose absorbs the color pigments.

Once it is in the washing machine; you can use it again for the removing the next stain.


If it has to be done very quickly, bread can help with lipstick or foundation stains. We take a piece of bread or toast and rub it carefully over the stain. It works exceptionally well with dark clothes. The stain does not disappear completely, but this is a useful method if you do not have time.

A piece of bread

Cleaning Wipes

Caution: Before using wipes, always try out how the chemicals in the wipes react with the fabric in an inconspicuous place. If nothing happens, you can start to remove the stain with the cloth in circular movements. It is best to start at the edge and work your way slowly to the middle.

Once most of the stain has disappeared, you may already rinse the fabric with cold running water. Then, dab the stain dry with a paper towel.

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