How to remove lipstick stains

Lipstick traces on your blouse collar or on any item of clothing leaves an unwanted touch of colour on your outfit. The worst thing about lipstick is it contains dozens of ingredients that all leave different types of stains on your shirt, like oils, waxes and pigments. And these all respond to different kind of stain removal treatments. Oils come out with degreasers, waxes with solvents, and the pigments left behind also require oxidisers to get completely removed. In fact, these pigments can actually dye fabric permanently, but if you’re quick to act, your shirt can be saved. Use a washing detergent, like Ariel, with active ingredients to remove all stain types. Follow our Ariel stain solutions to remove lipstick stains.

Removing lipstick stains

  • 1

    Remove excess

    To get lipstick out of clothes, scrape off any excess lipstick stains from the garment before rinsing inside out under warm, running water.

    Remove excess
  • 2

    Pre-treat

    For optimal lipstick stain removal, pour Ariel Original Washing Liquid directly onto the stain.

    Pour
  • 3

    Load

    Place the garment into the wash along with any other similar items.

    Load
  • 4

    Load

    Add the lipstick-stained garment directly into the drum of your washing machine alongside similar clothes in terms of colour and fabric type, using the palm trick to determine if your load is the right size.

    Wash
  • 5

    Dose

    Your Ariel pre-treat cap is also the perfect way to dose liquid detergent. Just fill with the correct dose and place the pre-treat cap directly into the drum of your washing machine, on top of your dirty clothes.

    Dose
  • 6

    Wash

    Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated by the instructions on the garment’s fabric care label.

    Wash
  • 7

    Unload

    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

    Unload

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

Lipstick stains are not the only thing in your makeup case that can leave behind unwanted stains. Makeup stains and mascara stains can also become a challenge when it comes to stain removal, but luckily with Ariel, you’ll see outstanding stain removal results from the first wash.