Lipstick & Lip Balm Stains

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  • Lipstick

    Kiss them goodbye

    Advice from our experts
    02/25/16 94502
  • Makeup

    Don't lose face

    Advice from our experts
    02/25/16 47335
  • Lip Balm

    Don't get cracked up

    Advice from our experts
    02/25/16 11863
  • Lip gloss stains: Your questions

    Another reader question – this one about lip gloss left in a pocket during the wash. “I washed a load of jeans with some cargo pants at the laundromat. Everything was fine with the pants after I looked at them when they finished washing,...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/25/07 731
  • Removing wax lip balm from clothing

    Is there a way to remove lip balm from clothing that it melted onto in the wash? Wax can be easily removed from many fabrics by heating it slightly so it will transfer from the fabric and absorb onto a brown paper bag. If the clothing has been throug...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    07/06/12 512
  • How do I remove lipstick from my sofa?

    How do I remove lipstick from my sofa? The technique I recommend for removing lipstick from a garment will only work on your sofa as long as the lipstick stain is on a cushion cover that can be removed. It is also necessary that the fabric be machine...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    02/09/15 1
  • Chapstick Stains

    I’ve washed and dried my Chapstick inside my pants. Other clothes were also affected. What should I do to remove the oily spots? Not so good news for you here. That solid Chapstick that melted in the dryer is now a “permanent” part...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/02/08 4207
  • Treating lipstick marks

    Whether under the mistletoe, at midnight or just after a big kiss from Grandma, lipstick marks are a frequent holiday stain! Lipstick is a combination stain of a greasy/oil part and dye, and you have to treat the oil portion of the stain first. To s...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/28/12 201
  • Lipstick Stains

    My husband decided to help around the house, and accidentally washed a load of clothes with one of my lipsticks. He didn’t notice until after the dryer had set the stains in good. Is there any product that will remove this mess from a whole loa...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/29/09 215
  • Stains: Nuts & Bolts

    I look at a bad stain as a challenge that can usually be overcome. One of my most memorable stain-saving situations occurred the night before the Berkeley Ballet Theater’s performance of The Nutcracker, near San Francisco. One of the volunteers had ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    06/12/06 19