In the above photographs there are several makeup stains in the carpet. Makeup is a common carpet stain that can be very difficult to remove. Not all stains are removed the same way. Some makeup is water based and others are oil based. Water based stains are best removed with a water based cleaners. Oil based stains are removed using a solvent stain remover. So when you’re cleaning a makeup stain it’s important to identify the stain before removing it. If it’s lipstick, then its oil based and you have to use a solvent cleaner. If its blush or foundation it’s best to use a water based cleaner.
If you’re not sure what type of makeup stain it is you should start by using a solvent cleaner. This way it won’t smear or spread if it’s a water based stain. If you can’t remove the stain with either type of stain remover call a professional carpet cleaner.