We want makeup to stay on our face but not on our carpet if it ends up there. Like any stain, different kinds of makeup will require different methods to get them out. Always test the solution you plan to use on a hidden area to make sure it won’t affect your carpet. If the fiber fades or changes color, use something different. When you’re done using a water-based solution, use a spray bottle filled with cool, clean water and spray the areas to rinse the solution out and then blot to remove excess moisture and residue.
How to Remove Eyeshadow, Blush, Bronzer & Other Powder Makeup Products from Carpet
Powder makeup products like blush, eyeshadow and finishing powders that are spilled on your carpet need to be cleaned up right away. If it sits on the carpet too long it will work its way deeper into the carpet fibers and is more likely to stain and set. Place a paper towel next to the spill and brush the extra powder onto the paper towel with a butter knife. Make a solution of ¼ tsp. mild, clear dish-washing detergent with a cup of lukewarm water. Use a clean white towel and dab it in the solution. Then blot the stain with it and always work from the outside in. Let it sit for a few minutes and then repeat until there isn’t any color remaining. Always use a clean part of the towel so you’re not putting the stain color back onto the carpet!
Removing Creamy Lip, Cheek & Foundation Makeup Stains from Carpet
Creamy products have an oil base for the purpose to moisturize. The oil works to blur fine lines and reduce the amount of flaking. The downfall for your carpet with these products is that it will cling to them. The first thing you’ll need to do is take a butter knife and gently scrape as much of the extra product as you can. The solution you’ll use for this stain is a mixture of ¼ tsp. of white distilled vinegar and a cup of warm water. Start at the outer edge of the stain and blot it with the solution. Wait a few minutes to allow the acid in the vinegar to break down the creamy makeup base. If this doesn’t work, take a white paper towel and put it over the stain. Take an iron set to the lowest setting and iron over the paper towel briefly and lift the paper towel up to see if the color transferred to it. Repeat as needed until the stain is gone.
How to Remove Liquid Foundation Makeup Carpet Spills
If the liquid foundation you use is meant for 12 to 24 hours of wear than it will be hard to get out of carpet and will need stronger products with chemicals to remove it. Use a solution of 1 tbsp. of ammonia and 1 cup of water. Blot the stain with a cloth until you don’t see the makeup anymore. If this doesn’t work for you then use a dry-cleaning solvent to try and get it out. Get a white cloth damp and blot the stain to see if it will lift. If you see that it will work then go ahead and use more of the product, wait 30 minutes and then blot again. You can also try clear, waterproof makeup remover.