Quick Question: What's The Most Devastating Beauty Stain You've Ever Gotten On Your Clothes?

More importantly, how the hell did you get it out?
Publish date:
October 18, 2013
Quick Question, makeup, skin, nails, stains, hair dyes, laundry

Usually, I'm pretty vigilant about checking out my clothing before putting them on. Does it need ironing? Is it pilling? Is there a hole that can't pass as "cool" hole?

But it wasn't until I was already dressed and doing a last minute once-over twirl in the mirror that I saw this...

There! The spots that look like blood but aren't! TWO STAINS! Hair-dye stains!

This is the sweater I wore to go auburn earlier this year, and some of the color apparently dripped onto it. Blargh!

It was too late to change, and when I wear my hair down, it covers it, but I'm still annoyed. Did I wash it without even noticing, therefore not pre-treating, thus making the stains permanent when I threw it in the hot dryer? I mean, at least it's an inexpensive sweater, but dammit, I really like it.

Of course, I've ruined--temporarily or permanently--many a garment by dropping lipstick, hair serum, foundation, and pretty much everything else on myself. But this feels like the worst EVER because it's freshest in my mind. I suppose I'll survive.

So today's Quick Question: What's the most devastating beauty stain you've ever gotten on your clothes? Probably a more important question: What are your best tips for getting makeup, oils, nail polish and hair dye out of your clothes?