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How to Remove Eyeliner, Eye Pencil, and Eyeshadow Makeup Stains

Washable Fibers

Follow these steps to remove makeup stains from Acrylic Fabric, Cotton, Linen, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Spandex:

  • Brush or blot away any excess, taking care not to spread the stain.
  • Flush with a dry-cleaning solvent such as Afta Cleaning Fluid.
  • Apply a dry spotter to the stain and cover with a cloth dampened with the dry spotter.
  • Check the stain often, tamping (the method of bringing a brush down with light strokes on stained durable fabrics and materials) before changing the pad.
  • Continue alternate soaking and tamping until no more stain is lifted.
  • Flush with one of the dry-cleaning solvents and allow to dry.
  • If any stain remains, try the same procedure of soaking and tamping, using a wet spotter and a few drops of ammonia.
  • When the stain is gone, be sure to flush the area with water to remove all traces of ammonia. Launder as soon as possible.


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