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Makeup: Silk

The Solution

We've all been there – the days when you catch concealer on your collar, lipstick on your lapel, or mascara on your towel. Luckily, mastering makeup stain removal is easier than conquering the cat eye.

Apply product: Our Wash & Stain Bar is ideal for removing powder-based makeup stains such as foundation, blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow. Stain Solution is excellent for removing mascara, lipstick, eyeliner, gloss, and other dyed, wax-based makeup.

Work the stain: Create a lather using the soap and gently work it into the material. Make sure to use cool to warm water. Alternatively, apply Stain Solution directly to the affected area and work into the fabric using your finger or the Stain Brush.

Pour water on the stain: For added cleaning power, put the affected area under the faucet and let the pressure of the cool to warm water help work the stain.

Reapply or repeat as needed: If the stain is not completely gone, repeat this process until satisfied.

Soak up to 30 minutes: Soak item in a basin filled with cool to warm water. To remove odors, add 1/4 cup of Scented Vinegar. to the basin. Never soak silk items longer than 30 minutes. Launder the item: Wash according to our instructions.


Our recommended stain and odor removal methods are solely intended for use with The Laundress products. Our products are safe for colors, darks, and whites. We cannot guarantee the safety or success of products from other brands.

We don't recommend using chlorine bleach on stains or odors, ever.

Do not iron stained items.