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How to Remove Lipstick Stains

How to Remove Lipstick Stains

If you’ve ever thrown on a bit of makeup running out the door and pulled a sweater over your head, you may have smeared your lipstick and felt your stomach sink. Red lipstick on cashmere? Not the best look. But we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to remove your stain:

Step 1

Remove excess

Use a dull knife to gently scrape off any excess lipstick lingering on your item..

scraping lipstick off of clothes with dull knife

Step 2

Treat stain

Dampen stain and rub with bar soap. Massage it between your fingers until it begins to lift. Rinse well and repeat as needed.

rubbing stain with bar soap

Step 3


Wash item according to the garment label, with a Stain & Odor pod and Oxi Booster pod.

adding oxi boost pod to laundry load

Step 4


If the stain is gone, feel free to dry according to the label. If it remains, soak in a sink with a dissolved Oxi Boost pod for 1-3 hours, then wash again.

setting drying time

Products to treat lipstick stains:
Stain & Odor Laundry Pods, Oxi Booster Pod