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How to Remove Eyeliner From Clothes (Quick and Easy)

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Are your clothes stained with eyeliner? Then, I will help you remove it effectively. You should be very careful when applying eyeliner. However, no matter how careful you are, you will end up dropping the eyeliner, which is more dangerous if it lands on your clothes. If such happens, continue reading this guide to know how to remove it.

No matter the kind of eyeliner stains, the best method is to pretreat the cloth using a cleaner or product that will break down the oil and pigment. Some products you can use include stain remover, dish soap, laundry detergent, and dry cleaning solvent.

But how do you use these products to remove eyeliner efficiently? What about water-resistant eyeliner? What’s the best way to get it off your clothes? All of this will be explained in this post. I’ll also show you how to get eyeliner out of your carpet.

How to Remove Eyeliner from Clothes

Below are the methods you can use to get rid of eyeliner from your clothes:

Method 1: Using Dry Cleaning Solvent Solution

A solution of hydrogen peroxide and isopropyl alcohol is used as a dry cleaning solvent. Many types of stains, including blood, can be removed using this treatment.

To remove the stain from your garment, follow the steps below:

After washing the clothes in cold water, soak them in a large tub of cold water with 6 drops of hydrogen peroxide.

Take the out of the water and dry them by hand.

Apply a tiny amount of isopropyl alcohol to the stain with a clean cloth and rub it in.

The clothes should then be washed three times in warm water. If you want this to work, wash your garments in hot water. Although this should remove the majority of your stain from your clothes, keep in mind that some eyeliner stains will remain, especially if your garments have been worn for a long time.

Because the stain isn’t removed from the clothing, use a toothbrush or a scrub brush to rub it into the fabric.

Method 2: Using Soda

Eyeliner stains on clothing can be removed with the soda method. If you don’t want to use a stain remover or a commercial stain remover, this method is a quick and easy solution to remove your eyeliner stains.

Mix equal volumes of water and white household vinegar. The ratio between the two should be three to one. If you have some stains that haven’t faded yet, this is a fantastic option. It can also get rid of dried-on pastes like lip gloss and eyeshadow stains.

Mix these two solutions and then about 5 drops of liquid dishwashing detergent and set aside for 10 minutes before you start to remove the stain. Before washing it with cool water and light detergent:

  • Rub or brush it again.
  • Soak it in water until the stain fades completely.
  • Rinse it with warm water.

Wear rubber gloves to safeguard your hands from the staining effect of lemon juice.

Method 3: Using Rice & Salt

You can apply this method by using a solution of 1 part salt and 2 parts white rice flour into stained garments of any hue. This will easily remove the spots.

If you’re having trouble getting the stain out with this procedure, try to apply a piece of cotton directly to the spot, and then wait a while to see if the rice flour clears the stain.

Method 4: Using Vinegar & Toothpaste

In a bowl, mix equal amounts of vinegar and toothpaste. Soak them in the soiled clothing for around 30 minutes to remove all the stains. After 30 minutes, wash them using your normal washing process, but with hot water and no detergent or fabric softener.

This can be tough, but it works well for removing eyeliner stains off your clothes and other face spray-based items like lipsticks, eye shadows, and anything else with comparable components.

Method 5: Using Glycerin Cream (Vaseline) Method 

Glycerin is a thick white-ish solution used as a moisturizer and a skin protectant. To remove eye makeup stains from wood furniture, carpets, and clothing, use glycerin cream with other goods such as cosmetics.

It is suggested that the glycerin cream be applied to the affected area and allowed to absorb all of the stains. In most cases, this procedure will take some time to work. Just be careful not to pile too much on one location. Allow 30 minutes for the glycerin cream to settle on your stained garments before washing as usual.

Method 6: Using Eucalyptus Oil 

If you have some time, Eucalyptus oil is a popular cure for removing garment stains. It works by permeating the fabric and dissolving oily spots. It also has antibacterial characteristics, making it a good choice for stain removal on textiles and carpets.

Eucalyptus oil is best used in instances when you want to be able to go about your regular activity without worrying about odors or stains. For several hours, this cure can be applied by rubbing a clean cloth soaked in eucalyptus oil over the soiled area. Finally, clean with normal soap and water at a lower temperature. At this point, do not use detergent or fabric softener products.

Method 7: Using Lemon Juice

Lemon juice can remove stains from clothing, carpets, and wood furniture, among other things. The nice part about this procedure is that it does not require the use of any chemicals. It’s an excellent treatment if you only have a short amount of time and want to get back to your normal routine as soon as possible.

Just rub the lemon juice on the stain and allow it to rest for between 30 minutes and 2 hours before washing with detergent or fabric softener products at 30 degrees Celsius. Do not soak your clothes or rugs at this point.

Method 8: Using Salt

Salt can be used to remove stains from various surfaces, including carpets, clothing, and wood furniture. Because salt comes in a variety of forms, make sure you go for one that is safe to use on fabrics as much as possible; some salt products are not suitable for materials such as wood and upholstery, as they lead to discoloration, visual distortion, and even material damage.

The fabric-safe salt is gray and has a granulated texture. It contains no borax or white crystals. Apply a little salt to the stained area; however, this should be done with caution since salt can damage fabrics. Allow at least 30 minutes for the salt to settle on the stained area before washing with detergent or fabric softener; Do not soak your clothes at this point.

How do you Remove Black Eyeliner from White Clothes?

On white clothing, black eyeliner can leave a stain that lasts a long time. This also happens with other colors of eye makeup, so it’s not just black. The stain will be stronger the longer the makeup remains on the clothes, especially if you do not remove it soon after returning home from work or school.

If the black stain isn’t on a white shirt, the best option is to take it to a professional dry cleaner and get it cleaned. If the stain is on a white blouse or dress, rub the stain with lemon juice and then wash with ordinary detergent or fabric softener.

If you don’t have time to go to the dry cleaners, you can use special fabric cleaning products to remove permanent stains from clothing; however, because these products are made of strong chemicals, it’s better to seek advice from a professional first.

How do you remove Waterproof Eyeliner from your Clothes?

Because waterproof eyeliner does not simply come out of the fibers, it is one of the most difficult stains to remove from clothing. The major reason it’s so difficult to remove is that waterproof eyeliner was applied to the garments directly rather than in a liquid form, which makes the stain more difficult to remove.

In most circumstances, soaking the clothing in hot water and washing it with standard detergent or fabric softener solutions will help remove the stain; however, this only applies if you are certain that waterproof eyeliner was used in your clothes. If there are long sleeves, sweaters, or coats, do not avoid this method as it makes them distorted while being washed.

Some people try scraping or cutting the stain out to remove waterproof eyeliner. This is not the best way since it will damage clothes fibers, causing them to lose their firmness and perhaps causing pilling. If you’re concerned about your garments being ruined, the best choice is to have the stain removed by a professional dry cleaner or laundry company.

How do you remove Eyeliner from Jeans?

In most situations, eyeliner is applied to jeans for a quick fix, but it might be tough to remove it under the right circumstances. If you’re having trouble getting eyeliner out of your jeans, you should discover how to remove eye makeup stains from denim.

To begin, you need to know that the best technique to remove eyeliner is to dry clean the area where it was placed. The jeans should then be soaked in cold and warm water, washed with detergent or fabric softener, and dried as normal.

You might also soak the jeans in a solution of baking soda and vinegar, followed by a thorough rinse with cold water. Dry your jeans for 5 minutes before washing them with detergent or fabric softener; then, let them air dry fully before putting them back on.

You might alternatively massage the spot with a bar of soap before washing the jeans with detergent or fabric softener. After that, the jeans should be dried before being worn again.

If you can’t get the eyeliner out of your pants, you’ll have to figure out where it went and wash them separately. You should take your garments to a professional dry cleaner or a professional laundry business if you don’t want to risk spoiling them.

How do you Remove Eyeliner from Carpets?

Carpets are one of the most difficult areas to clean if stained. If you want to remove eyeliner from carpets, clean the carpet with a vinegar and water solution first.

The hairs should then be removed from the carpet with a vacuum cleaner or a brush. After that, add carpet cleaning chemicals and let them soak for 20 minutes before brushing them with a vacuum cleaner or broom. Finally, leave them to cure overnight because stains are easier to remove from an air-dried carpet.

If you still can’t get eyeliner out of your carpets, it’s best to take them to a professional dry cleaning or laundry business.

Are Eyeliner Stains Permanent?

Eyeliner stains may be more difficult to remove than other stains. On the other hand, Eyeliner stains should not be permanent if treated and washed quickly. However, if the clothes have already been dried and the eyeliner has melted into the fabric, it may be far more difficult to remove and may even be permanent.

If you want to avoid permanent eyeliner stains, treat the stain and wash the item as soon as you get eyeliner on it. However, some varieties of eyeliner are more difficult to erase than others, and the type of eyeliner used might affect how long the stain lasts. Liquid eyeliner, for example, can be more difficult to remove due to its ability to sink deeper into the fabric. The easiest to remove is pencil eyeliner.

Will Eyeliner Come Out in Wash?

Because eyeliner contains colors, pigments, and oils that are difficult to remove off clothing with just water, it is tough to remove. Because the water doesn’t easily break down oily substances, it’s unlikely that eyeliner will take off if you wash your clothes, especially waterproof eyeliner, which isn’t meant to be washed away.

The laundry detergent may partially remove the eyeliner, but it is unlikely to be fully removed. It won’t be as successful at removing it as it could be because it’s so diluted with water. That’s why it’s crucial to pretreat the stain. Pretreating the stain allows it to be broken down to the point where it can be eliminated before washing or broken down to the point where washing the clothing will remove the rest.


At this point, you must have understood how to remove eyeliner from clothes and other fabrics. The above methods are effective on eyeliner stains that can be removed easily. I believe this guide will also help you remove hard and stubborn eyeliner stains from your garments.

Finally, I hope you have enjoyed reading this article. Share it with your friends also if you found it helpful.

Next, you can check out my complete guide to removing all makeup stains.


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