A bottle of liquid lipstick has found it's way in the dryer, and now all our clothes have spots of red on them.

What is a good way to remove them?

Here's the bottle:

Lipstick bottle

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Since the lip gloss is probably oil based, try rubbing a spot or two in an inconspicuous are with an oily stain remover such as Lestoil or liquid dish-washing detergent. However, since it is also a pigment-based colorant, i.e. contains opaque particles, rather than just a soluble dye, a lot of scrubbing using a toothbrush will be needed to remove adhered particles. Simply putting the garments in a solvent will not be enough.

Note that rubbing may raise the nap or otherwise damage the clothes, so test on one spot on each garment.

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    With dishsoap and a good rubbing, this seems to be working pretty well.
    – Fredy31
    Feb 1, 2018 at 15:45

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