Jeans Care - Remove Lip Gloss Stain From Jeans
My daughter left her lip gloss in her jeans pocket and I didn't realize it until after they came out the dryer. I couldn't believe the mess it made and was sure I'd never get the lip gloss stain out of her jeans.
The first step to any kind of stain removal is to asses the stain. Knowing the base of the stain is the key to it's removal. In this case our stain is lip gloss and that is grease based.
One of the best, simplest products for grease based stains like lip gloss is Dawn dishwashing detergent. It may be necessary to use hot water, something I don't normally recommend as it will set a stain if you don't get it all out. Greasy stains are one of the exceptions because hot water is usually the only way to get grease to lift. A good scrub brush can be especially useful for removing a lip gloss stain, it gets into the fibers of the jeans to help prevent the color from the gloss leaving a ghost stain.
Mechanics hand de-greaser also works great for these types of stains (lip gloss, lip stick, lip
balm). My husband keeps some right at our kitchen sink, I tried it on a similar spot and it worked like a charm. You can get this type of soap for just a few dollars at any auto parts store. Also, many grocery stores carry it, if they have automotive items.
A lip gloss stain that hasn't been through the dryer is much easier to deal with and may only need your normal everyday dishwashing soap and scrubbing. To avoid having to deal with a set in stain make sure that the lip gloss stain is completely removed before drying the jeans.