Getting ready is stressful enough without a splodge of foundation, a blob of mascara or the chalky residue of eyeshadow staining your outfit before a big night out. It’s enough to send any makeup user into a tizzy.

Thankfully, with the use of the Oxi Action formula from Vanish, makeup stains can be a problem of the past, from oil-based to powder products. The multi-benefit formula can tackle stains and odours while still brightening the colour of your fabrics – so they look great for even longer. Thanks to the deep hygiene action* your clothes will get an amazing deep clean in-wash.

Read on for more information on how to remove make up stains from your clothes and fabrics.

*removes stains for a hygiene boost.

How to remove makeup stains from clothing

To remove makeup stains from cotton, denim or other washable fabrics, a good soak will do the trick. Say goodbye to foundation, powder or eyeliner stains with Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Gel Simply follow these instructions:

How to remove makeup stains from clothing


Oxi Action Multi Power Gel

Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Gel

Oxi Action Multi Power Gel

Oxi Action crystal white gel


  1. Pour 100ml onto the stained item, gently rub and then soak in 4L of water.
  2. Soak colours for 1 hour max.
  3. Soak whites for 6 hours max.
  4. After soaking, wash as usual or rinse thoroughly.

How to remove makeup from carpet

It pays to act fast when you need to remove makeup from your carpet. Whether the cosmetic is an oily or non-oily substance, take a clean, damp paper towel or cloth and blot the makeup stain until you have removed as much as possible. Then follow these simple instructions using Vanish Gold Oxi Action Carpet & Upholstery Spot Treatment Spray:

Makeup stains on carpet


Oxi Action Carpet Care & Upholstery Stain Remover Spray

Vanish Gold Oxi Action Carpet & upholstery spot on spray


  1. Spray the stain with Vanish Gold Carpet Stain Remover, keeping the nozzle 15cm from the surface.
  2. Wait for a maximum of 5 minutes for the Vanish Gold Carpet Stain Remover to work.
  3. Blot and rub the area with a clean absorbent sponge or towel to remove the liquid and staining makeup residue.
  4. Important: While the Vanish formula will take the hassle out of removing unwanted makeup stains from most carpets, do not use it on silk or oriental rugs or for brocade and carpets that are unsuitable for wet cleaning. And remember to always read the label on the pack before using.

Tips on tackling makeup stains

Air dry only: As with most stains, once you’ve washed the garment it’s better to allow it to air dry than tumble drying it. This is because tumble driers will cause excess makeup to set into the fabric – making it much harder to remove stains the second time around.

General advice

- Please refer to the packaging for specific product usage and advice.
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Store the product only in the original container and always fasten the lid.
- Do not expose product to direct sunlight.
- Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric, rug or carpet.
- For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.

Additional stain removal tips