Eyeshadow, like most other makeup products, can easily stain your carpet and leave it looking unsightly and unattractive. Luckily, there are quite a few ways to remove eyeshadow from the carpet and make your carpet look new again. Follow these six easy steps on how to get eyeshadow out of the carpet back to its previous state in no time.
The 6 Best Ways to Get Eyeshadow Out of Carpet
1) Blot stain with a paper towel
This is important because spreading your eyeliner on your carpet will only make it more difficult to clean up. So don’t do that First, blot excess eyeshadow from your carpet with a clean piece of paper towel. If any stain remains, work up a small pile of baking soda on top of it, and let it sit for a few minutes before sweeping it away with an old broom or vacuum cleaner brush. This helps loosen pigment from fibers so you can wipe away remnants without effort.
2) Use acetone nail polish remover
The first and most important thing you can do is act fast. As long as there isn’t a big blob of eyeshadow on your carpet, you should be able to salvage your carpet and get that dark stain out. Clean up whatever color you can with a paper towel or rag, then immediately start rubbing acetone nail polish remover onto it with an old toothbrush. The best thing about acetone is that it’s colorless, so if you don’t see any black coming up right away, don’t panic. It may still work you just need to keep rubbing and working at it.
3) Squeeze liquid dish soap onto the stain
Dish soap is designed to break up oil, so it’s best for removing greasy stains like eyeshadow. That’s how those little bottles help remove grease from your hands. Because dish soap is specially formulated for removing grease, it makes an ideal spot remover for oily spots on the carpet. Just squeeze a bit onto a cotton ball and blot onto eyeshadow residue. Blot until you can no longer see any discoloration and then let dry completely before vacuuming away any remaining moisture. If that doesn’t work, try using hydrogen peroxide instead. Hydrogen peroxide has bleaching properties, so it’s often used to whiten clothing or clean teeth after tooth whitening procedures at the dentist.
4) Let sit for several minutes
Most people will immediately start scrubbing their carpet when they notice a stain. But you want to prevent that, as it can make matters worse. Instead, give your eyeshadow stain several minutes (depending on how large it is) to sit so that it can solidify a bit. This will make removal much easier and less time-consuming when you do get started.
5) Scrub the area using a wet brush or cloth
If you’re lucky, all you need is a little elbow grease and hot water. If you notice any color coming out when you apply pressure, scrub away at it. Rinse with clean water. Let dry completely before attempting to re-carpet that area.
6) Dry carpet with towels
The first thing you want to do is get as much of that eyeshadow out as possible with a dry towel. Don’t rub at it, but use the towel to blot any excess makeup that may have gotten on your carpet. Repeat until no more color comes off on your towel. Once that’s done, try using baby powder. Sprinkle a generous amount over whatever was stained and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Use a stiff brush or paper towels to gently remove any excess powder and color from your carpet and repeat until all traces are gone. Make sure you use plain white baby powder anything scented could stain even further. Afterward, vacuum up any residue (and make sure not to vacuum it back into clean areas).