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How to Get Out Lipstick Stains

It's not just lipstick on your collar; your favorite shade can turn up anywhere! That's why you need a battle plan.


  • Step 1: Place stain on a washcloth Place the garment, stain-side down, on a clean, white towel.
  • Step 2: Soak another cloth Dip a clean, white washcloth in rubbing alcohol and dab it on the back of the stain. Keep dipping and dabbing until the stain is gone.
  • TIP: If you have grease solvent at home, like acetone, you can use that instead of rubbing alcohol. Just don't use it if the item contains acetate.
  • Step 3: Wash as usual Launder as usual.
  • FACT: The late makeup guru Max Factor invented a kissing machine in the late 1930s in order to test the longevity of the company's lipsticks.

You Will Need

  • A clean
  • white towel
  • A clean
  • white washcloth
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Grease solvent

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