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How to Remove Lipstick Stains from Clothes: Quick and Easy Solutions

Lipstick stains on clothes can be a frustrating nuisance, but fear not! With the right techniques and a little patience, you can effectively remove those stubborn marks and restore your garments to their former glory. Whether you’re dealing with a fresh smudge or an old stain, follow these simple steps to tackle the problem head-on.

Act Quickly

The key to successfully removing lipstick stains is to act fast. The longer the stain sits, the harder it will be to remove. As soon as you notice the mark, grab a clean cloth or paper towel and blot the stain gently to remove any excess lipstick.

Choose the Right Method

There are several methods you can use to remove lipstick stains from clothes, depending on the fabric and the severity of the stain. Here are a few options to consider:

Method 1: Dish Soap and Warm Water

  • Mix a small amount of dish soap with warm water to create a soapy solution.
  • Dab the solution onto the stain and gently rub it in with your fingers or a soft-bristled brush.
  • Rinse the fabric under cold water to remove the soap and lipstick residue.
  • Repeat the process if necessary, then launder the garment as usual.

Method 2: Rubbing Alcohol

  • Moisten a cotton ball or cloth with rubbing alcohol.
  • Blot the stain with the alcohol-soaked cotton ball, working from the outside in to prevent spreading.
  • Continue blotting until the stain lifts.
  • Launder the garment as usual to remove any remaining residue.

Method 3: Baking Soda Paste

  • Mix baking soda with a small amount of water to form a paste.
  • Apply the paste to the lipstick stain and gently rub it in with your fingers or a soft brush.
  • Let the paste sit for 10-15 minutes to allow it to penetrate the fabric.
  • Rinse the fabric under cold water and launder as usual.

Lip Makeup: Prevention Tips

Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to lipstick stains. Here are a few tips to help minimize the risk of stains on your clothes:

  • Blot your lips with a tissue after applying lipstick to remove any excess product.
  • Avoid rubbing your lips against fabric, especially light-colored clothing.
  • Consider using a lip liner to create a barrier between your lips and your clothes.
  • Opt for long-wearing or transfer-resistant lipstick formulas to reduce the likelihood of stains.

Removing lipstick stains from clothes may seem like a daunting task, but with the right approach, it can be relatively simple. By acting quickly and using the appropriate method for the fabric, you can effectively eliminate stains and keep your wardrobe looking fresh and clean. Remember to take preventive measures to minimize the risk of future stains, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different techniques until you find what works best for you. With a little effort and know-how, you can say goodbye to lipstick stains for good!

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Product Review: DRINK maple

I don’t write many food and beverage reviews on my site, but if I run across something new or unique that might appeal to my audience, I don’t hesitate. I recently got a case of maple water from the folks over at DRINK maple and thought I would give it a try and share my thoughts. Maple water is not necessarily a new thing, but with the recent success of coconut water, the opportunity seems ripe for similar water alternatives.


I am primarily a water guy. I will occasionally pick up a sports drink to mix it up, but water is my bread and butter (especially during and after physical activity). While water serves the purpose for me on most days, sometimes I like to mix it up with something with a bit more flavor along with some added nutrients to aide the replenishment process. I am not a huge fan of coconut water, mostly because of the taste, so I decided to take this opportunity to give maple water a try. Let’s get into my thoughts!


I was most curious about this. DRINK maple is very clear that their product is straight from the tree. With that being said, I didn’t know if it would have an overly sappy taste or texture. These were my preconceived notions, but honestly, having never tried maple water before I didn’t know what to expect. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised. What I liked most about it was that it had a very clean taste, similar to that of spring water. In addition, it had a slight sugary taste with a hint of maple, but wasn’t overbearing at all. It was just enough to provide me with the different taste that I was looking for without being over the top.
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Product Review: Arc’teryx Cerium LT Jacket

After months of unseasonably warm weather, the bone-chilling cold looks like it is here to stay in Salt Lake City.  While I don’t normally rejoice in this type of weather, it does finally give me a chance to review my Arc’teryx Cerium LT jacket in proper conditions.  Let’s take a look shall we?

DISCLAIMER: Arc’teryx provided me with this jacket for the purposes of this review, but Ultrarunner Joe cannot be bought!  My reviews are always as unbiased and honest as possible!


The Cerium LT was recommended to me when I was looking for a lifestyle/everyday wear type jacket to wear during the winter months.  In addition, Arc’teryx markets it as a mid-layer to use in dry conditions.  As I am not a skier, I can’t comment much on it’s use as a mid-layer during activity, but I will talk to the ways I have used it later in the review.  Before we get into that, here are some of the key selling points (from the Arc’teryx website):

  • 850 fill European goose down
  • 9.3 oz (super light and packs down to a small footprint)
  • Down Composite Mapping strategically places synthetic insulation in areas where moisture may buildup; down in the core and the collar gives maximum warmth.  In essence, this provides maximum amount of warmth with in the lightest jacket possible.
  • Water Repellant
  • Hood model also available (I went without the model without the hood based on my preference.
  • Two zippered pockets with a stuff sack inside the left pocket.

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