Makeup has become an undeniable part of our lives. It’s not defined by gender anymore and it has now become a form of art. With the competition of makeup bigwigs hot and heavy, the race to have the most pigmented formula, blinding highlighter and the blackest mascara is in its full swing. But what happens when some of this super high quality, pigmented eye shadow or blush drops out of your hand, on to the carpet? What if someone accidentally tramples on your beloved palette and sends the pigment flying across the fabric of the carpet?
This is nothing short of a nightmare. The good news is that you don’t have to start panicking just yet. We’ve tried and tested some of the best ways to remove these stubborn makeup stains and spills from the carpet. If you’ve just undergone this disaster yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn all the ins and outs of properly removing all traces of makeup from your carpet in no time.
We do recommend spot testing the cleaning methods we’ve listed down first. Every carpet fabric is unique so do go over the manufacturer’s manual before using just any cleaning liquid on your carpet.
How to Remove Foundation Spills From Your Carpet
Foundation or the base is a makeup code of law that must be followed before anything else goes on the face. There are thousands of foundation brands available now and they all have one thing in common – they’re liquid and easy to spill. We’ve all spilled some foundation on the floor at some point in our life. Here’s the best way to get those stain spills out.
You’ll need to have a spoon or a butter knife with you along with simple dishwashing liquid. Cold water, microfiber cloths and a vacuum cleaner are additional tools you’ll be using.
Tend to the spill as quickly as you can. Begin with scooping up all the foundation with a spoon or a butter knife to remove all the excess. If you leave this for a long time, the foundation liquid could seep through the carpet and become harder to remove.
Next make a solution of dishwashing liquid in cold water and apply it using a microfiber cloth onto the stain. Dab the cloth on the foundation spill till it’s completely gone. Use a dry microfiber cloth or paper towel to dry the area and wipe the area. We recommend vacuuming the carpet as a final touch to really get your carpet back in its original shape.
How to Get Rid of Eyeliner Marks From Your Carpet
The eyeliner is another staple makeup product that completes your look. Although there are many different options available for eyeliner from pencil versions to gel, it’s the liquid eyeliner that can really cause a spillage nightmare. If you’ve accidentally knocked over your bottle of eyeliner, it’s time to act fast. Get half a cup of lukewarm water and a teaspoon of vinegar along with microfiber cloths.
Mix the teaspoon of vinegar into the warm water to get a simple, clear solution. Soak your microfiber cloth into this mixture and dab it onto the stain. The vinegar should act as a stain remover and continuous blotting will eventually remove the stain. This might require a few rounds of cleaning and blotting but the results are always great. Again, you can dry the area with a fresh and dry microfiber cloth along with vacuuming in the end.
How to Remove Eyeshadow Stains From Your Carpet
Eyeshadow palettes are probably the fastest growing makeup product today with new beauty influencers releasing their own versions every year. The most pigmented formula always takes the lead but this pigment can also be a pain to remove if it gets on your carpet fabric. That’s because these eye shadows are usually oil-based and cleaning them with simple water doesn’t always produce great results.
For removing eye shadow stains, you’ll need hydrogen peroxide, some water and microfiber cloths on you. Hydrogen peroxide works best on carpets that are light in color because it has a bleaching property. Do spot test it before using it to clean the stain.
With a dropper, apply a few drops of hydrogen peroxide on to the eye shadow stain. You’ll only need a small amount and you can spread this by using a clean microfiber cloth. Try not to rub too hard or scratch the carpet while you’re at it.
Let this solution sit for a while and then wash it with water to completely remove the stain and hydrogen peroxide. Use a fresh cloth or paper towel to wipe the carpet surface dry.
How to Get Rid of Mascara Stains from Your Carpet
This one is easiest. All you’ll need are your trusty makeup remover wipes and some cold water. Gently use the wipes directly on the stain. If you have a liquid form of the remover, apply it on a microfiber cloth and use it to dab the stain. Next, soak a fresh microfiber cloth in cold water and apply this on the carpet to remove any remnants and you’ll be all done.
If you’re still having trouble removing stains from your carpet, consider giving Dashing Maids a call. Our team of professional house cleaners serving the Denver market will get that makeup product out of your carpet fabric in no time!