Okay, I’m not the perfect housewife or homemaker and I don’t claim to be. I made a huge mistake. Lipstick went through the washer and then the dryer in a load of darks, which, were mostly my husband’s clothing items.
This is the inside of some grey shorts. Lipstick everywhere. I am not going to lie, he was NOT happy. I assured him I would fix it or replace the ruined items. I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money to replace. So, I figured I would find a solution for my lipstick problem.
Take a wet, warm colorfast wash cloth and gently scrub the stains. You won’t see much improvement yet, don’t worry.
Add 100% acetone to each stain. (Be of the mindset that this may not be amazing for the fabric, but it didn’t cause any issues with any fabrics I tested. Be warned.) Now scrub it with an old toothbrush. Here is where I saw results.
Apply Rubbing alcohol and scrub again.
Use a stain remover with enzymes to pre-treat anything left.
Step 6: Wash on the warmest setting the garment allows.
Now, there are many methods showing how to do this, but this is mine, and it worked well.