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

Leather or Suede

Follow these steps to remove makeup stains from leather or suede:

  • Gently remove excess.
  • Mix a solution of mild soap in lukewarm water.
  • Swish to create a great volume of suds.
  • Apply only the foam with a sponge.
  • Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • If a greasy or oily stain remains, powder it with an absorbent such as corn meal.
  • Give it plenty of time to work.
  • Gently brush or shake the absorbent from the surface.
  • Repeat if necessary.
  • On leather only, follow with cleaners such as The Tannery or Fiebing's Saddle Soap to condition the leather.


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