How to Get Makeup Out of the Carpet [Full Tutorial]

In this article, we are going to go through the different methods on how to get makeup out of the carpet. From eyeliner to eyeshadow, we’ve got you covered.

Makeup is such a wonderful invention. But unfortunately, it can also get everywhere if we aren’t careful. Usually, our goal is to get the makeup on our faces, but oftentimes it will get all over our hands and everything that we touch. Not to mention it can get on our floors and if someone has carpeting, it can get ground up into the carpet. The makeup can make such a huge mess depending on what it is.

A good tip would be to buy a makeup rug that specifically would go under your makeup chair or wherever you apply your makeup. This way it doesn’t get on everything when it falls. If you drop makeup on your regular carpeting it can be a hassle to clean compared to a cheap makeup rug that you can either clean or toss.

If you are wondering how to get makeup out of the carpet, you are in the right place. We will teach you how to remove eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, and more from your carpeting. So, if you would like to know how to get makeup out of carpet, continue reading.

 

How to Get Eyeliner out of Carpet

If you need to learn how to get eyeliner out of the carpet, there are three different methods that you can try.

 

Method 1

  1. Apply a dollop of shaving cream onto the spot where the eyeliner stain is.
  2. Blot the shower cream into the eyeliner stain with a white towel.
  3. Rinse the towel with warm-to-hot water and then blot the stain some more.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 until you notice that the stain is gone.

 

Method 2

  1. Mix one tablespoon of ammonia in ½ cup of warm-to-hot water.
  2. Dip a white towel into the mixture.
  3. Blot the eyeliner stain with the towel until the area is saturated.
  4. Continue to rinse the towel and blot the area until the stain is gone.

 

Method 3

  1. Take some warm-to-hot water and drop of Dawn dish soap and put it in a little bowl. (Dawn works the best!)
  2. Take a white towel and dip it until the mixture.
  3. Blot the area where the stain is at with the towel.
  4. Rinse the white towel and repeat steps 1-3 until the stain is gone.

 

Tips:

  • Use a Q-tip to clean in between the fibers of looped carpeting.
  • Always use a white towel because colored ones have the potential for the color to run onto the carpet making an even bigger mess.
  • Never apply the cleaning solutions directly onto the carpet because you can make the eyeliner stain.
  • With old-bashed eyeliner, always remember to use warm-to-how water. Cold-water could cause the stain to settle into the carpet.

 

Removing Eyeshadow From Carpet

Eyeshadow can sometimes be messy and get everywhere. If you are looking for tips for removing eyeshadow from carpets, continue reading below!

  1. Mix one tablespoon of Dawn dish soap with two cups of warm-to-hot water.
  2. Take a clean white washcloth or towel and dip it into the mixture.
  3. Blot the stain – and never rub – with the cloth or towel.
  4. Rinse the towel with warm-to-hot water.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 until the stain is gone.

If the stain hasn’t completely lifted continue below for more instructions.

  1. Mix one tablespoon of ammonia with ½ cup of warm-to-hot-water
  2. Dip your white towel into the solution or get a brand new clean one. If you use the same towel, make sure to use the sides that have not gotten the eyeshadow on it. A new towel may be desirable.
  3. Blot the area – and never rub- with the towel.
  4. Rinse the towel in warm-to-hot water.
  5. Repeat steps 7-9 until the stain has lifted.

 

Tip:

  • NEVER mix ammonia with bleach because the fumes can become toxic.

 

How to Get Mascara out of the Carpet

Mascara can be a tricky one to get out of your carpet unless you use the right methods. Using the wrong methods can sometimes cause the stain to get worse and occasionally it can even get ground into your carpet. If you want to know how to get mascara out of carpet, please continue reading below.

 

Method 1

  1. Apply eye makeup remover onto a clean white cloth or cotton ball.
  2. Blot the stain and remember to never run. Otherwise, you might ground the stain into the carpet even more.
  3. Repeat steps 1-2 until the stain is gone.
  4. Rinse the area with warm water after the stain has disappeared.

 

Method 2

  1. Apply nail polish remover onto the stain.
  2. Blot the area with a clean white washcloth. DO NOT RUB.
  3. Repeat steps 1-2 until the stain is gone.
  4. Rinse the area with warm water after the stain has been removed.

 

How to Get Makeup out of the Carpet: Lipstick

Lipstick is a wonderful invention that lets you put the spotlight on your lips. But sometimes we can accidentally drop our lipstick onto our carpet. It happens. But don’t fret. There are ways to remove the stains. If you would like to know how to get lipstick out of carpet, continue reading below.

 

Method 1

  1. Pour rubbing alcohol onto a plain white paper towel or you can use a clean white washcloth.
  2. Blot the area and remember not to rub the stain. You should press down gently.
  3. Repeat steps 1-2 until the stain is gone.
  4. Rinse the area with warm water after the stain has lifted.

 

Method 2

  1. Mix some laundry detergent with a little warm water to create a paste.
  2. Dip a clean washcloth into the paste.
  3. Apply the paste to the stain.
  4. Blot the area and very gently wipe from the outside perimeters of the stain toward the inside.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until the stain has lifted.
  6. Rinse the area with warm water once the stain is gone.

 

How to Get Makeup out of the Carpet: Powder Eyeshadow

Powder eyeshadow can sometimes be a bit messy when we are applying it. The little particles seem to get everywhere at times. If you accidentally get some on your carpet, continue reading below to see how to get powder eyeshadow out of carpet.

 

Method 1

  1. Vacuum the area but be sure not to get the vacuum wheels on top of the stain. The pressure from the wheels can press the powder into the carpet making it harder to clean. Better yet, you can try using the vacuum hose instead!
  2. Mix 1 tablespoon of Dawn dish soap (Dawn works best, but you can alternatively use whatever you have available!) with 1 cup of warm-to-hot water.
  3. Take a clean white towel or cloth and dip it into the mixture,
  4. Blot the stained area with the cloth. You don’t want to flood the area. So, make sure not to pour the solution directly onto the carpet. It could cause the stain to get worse.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until the stain is gone.

 

Method 2

  1. Apply makeup remover onto a clean white cloth.
  2. Blot the area with the cloth.
  3. Repeat steps 1-2 as needed until the powder is gone.

 

Tip:

  • If you have pre-moistened makeup remover pads or cloths, you can blot the area with just that and the stain has disappeared!

 

Now That You Know…

Now that you know how to get makeup out of the carpet, you no longer have to worry or have the embarrassing stains on your floors. These are easy DIY remedies and you most likely have the supplies in your home. If you don’t, the supplies are relatively cheap and can even be found at most dollar stores. You can apply these same home remedies to other types of makeup that have not been listed.

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