Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. It is a fact of life that if you wear makeup, you will inevitably get some of it on your clothes. It is also a fact of life that removing makeup from your clothes can be a real pain — whatever makes your eyeliner smudge-proof on your lids makes it just as hard to remove from your white shirt. Luckily, that white shirt is not a lost cause, because with the right tools, you can remove those stubborn stains from eyeliner — and foundation, mascara, loose powder, lipstick, and other makeup — for good. When it comes to what exactly to use to remove makeup stains, “it all depends on what ingredients are in the product that stained the clothes,” explains makeup artist Sofiia Strykova. “If the product is waterproof, you would need an oil-based remover to break it down first. If it is not waterproof, then an alcohol-based cleaner is a good option. It’s all about the proper chemistry.” To find out the best products and techniques for getting makeup stains off all sorts of clothes, we spoke to seven makeup artists and cleaning professionals for their tried-and-tru...