How to Remove Mascara Stains

How to Remove Mascara Stains. When your mascara doesn't stay on your eyes, but instead finds its way to your favorite shirt, pillowcase or sheets, there is a solution. Get those pesky mascara stains out using a few simple solutions to pre-treat the stain. Even if it's already washed in, the mascara stain can still be removed.

Step 1

Put a small amount of dry-cleaning solution on a sponge, and gently dab at the stain to lift it from the material.

Step 2

Mix a 1 tsp. mild laundry detergent with 1 cup of warm water. Put on sponge and blot mascara stain with solution. Use a second sponge with water only to blot after, and repeat the steps until the stain has lifted.

Step 3

Use rubbing alcohol on a sponge, and blot the stain until it lifts. Rinse the sponge with water, and blot with the water filled sponge to rinse thoroughly.

Step 4

Make a solution with 1 tbsp. ammonia and 1/2 cup water. Blot this solution on the stain, and rinse with water. Repeat several times to remove the mascara.