How to Remove Eyebrow Pencil Stains

Eyebrow pencils are a vital part of many women’s toolkits, but the chemicals inside of them can cause stains that are really difficult to get rid of. Because most women do their makeup in the morning, stains are common on different articles of clothing, whether they are fabric or leather. Keep reading to learn how to remove eyebrow pencil stains from your favorite clothes.

How to Remove Eyebrow Pencil Stains

How to Remove Eyebrow Pencil Stains From Fabrics

Many times, we will drop eyebrow pencils on our favorite shirts or on a towel. Thankfully, the process of eliminating these stains are quite simple, even if you’ve waited until the end of your day to try and get rid of them.

What you will need:

  • Dry cleaning solvent (Afta Cleaning Fluid or similar product)
  • Dry spotters, preferably white
  • Ammonia
  1. Brush or blot away any excess eyebrow pencil residue, taking care not to spread the stain to other parts of your clothing or to make it larger.
  2. Flush the area with a dry-cleaning solvent and then apply a dry spotter to the stain, covering that spotter with a wet cloth. Allow these just to sit and start to absorb the stain. Change the spotter if necessary. Continue this process until the stain stops being absorbed.
  3. Do another flush, rinse, and dry the fabric thoroughly before going on to the next steps.
  4. If the stain has not disappeared, then move to the ammonia. Take a wet spotter this time and put a few drops of ammonia on it. Use gloves so that your skin does not get irritated by the ammonia solution. Soak and tamp the area several times.
  5. Flush the area with water. Make sure to do this thoroughly to eliminate any ammonia traces, and put in the laundry as soon as you can.

How to Remove Eyebrow Pencil Stains From Leather

In some very unfortunate circumstances, you may get eyebrow pencil stains on a leather jacket or belt. These are not as simple to remove as with other fabrics, but it is not impossible.

What you will need:

  • Mild soap and lukewarm water (swish to create lots of suds)
  • Sponge
  • Clean cloth
  • Corn meal or another absorbent
  • Leather cleaner or conditioner
  1. Take the lukewarm water and soap. Put the sponge in the mixture, only using the suds or foam (no water). Gently apply the foam to the affected area on the leather, several times if necessary. Pat, don’t rub.
  2. Take a clean cloth and dry off the area that you were applying the foam to. At this point, you should notice that the eyebrow pencil stains have been significantly reduced, if not completely gone.
  3. In some cases, grease or oil from the eyebrow pencil may still be on the leather. If this is the case, take corn meal (or some other absorbent, whatever you have around the house) and sprinkle it over the affected area. Lay the leather out and allow it to sit. It may have to sit overnight in some cases, depending on how badly the stain set into the piece of leather.
  4. After it is done absorbing, brush or shake off the absorbent entirely.
  5. If the stain is still there, then repeat the entire process. This usually eliminates the problem the first time, but more set-in stains may take another go.
  6. After the stain is completely removed, condition the leather with leather cleaner and/or conditioner. This will help your leather to look as if it were as good as new.