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how to get lipstick/ gloss off a dress?

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hillyhilly Mon 04-Jul-16 11:45:55

So, DD is 11, has a lip balm obsession, bought a baby lips limited edition which turns out to be bright red. Went Prom dress shopping, found a gorgeous white and blue patterned satin type dress but got lip balm on it when taking it off.
I don't know whether to try detergent wiped over the spot or make up remover - any tips gratefully received!

dontpokethebear Mon 04-Jul-16 11:48:56

I tend to remove anything greasy with washing up liquid. You need to put it in the wash afterwards though.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Mon 04-Jul-16 11:55:17

I got biro on a light blue top last week, google suggested using shaving gel to get it off and it worked a treat, might be worth a try.

Aquamarine70 Mon 04-Jul-16 15:07:24

Maybe try an oil & gease remover on the stain then wash as normal.

hillyhilly Mon 04-Jul-16 17:14:41

Eek, I don't really want to wash it if I can help it, just treat the stain - is this possible?

mariemason Tue 05-Jul-16 12:41:44

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Aquamarine70 Tue 05-Jul-16 15:23:27

The only thing with spot treating is you will end up with a water mark when it dries where you have applied the stain remover & scrubbed.

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