Reader: Do you have any tricks for getting a foundation stain out of clothing?
Angela: We always hesitate to answer cleaning questions because we are not dry cleaners and it is not our specialty. However, we have found that hydrogen peroxide can be very effective on these stains as well as on lipstick and mascara stains. Hydrogen peroxide can bleach some materials however, so do a spot test on an inconspicuous area before you start cleaning! An inside seam or underneath a lapel are good areas. Apply the hydrogen peroxide to a cotton swab and apply it to the stain. The tip of the cotton swab should turn dark as the stain leaves the fabric. Do not scrub, but you can blot and dab with new, clean swabs.
Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.
1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314