Patricia Stark with Craving Confidence discusses how to build confidence by removing deodorant stains. A clean makeup sponge can help clear deodorant stains off of dark colored materials, like dress shirts or little black dresses. The makeup sponge grips onto the deodorant trail and soaks it up. You can even dampen the makeup sponge if necessary. The rubber consistency of the makeup sponge won't break apart like a paper towel or leave lint like a wash cloth or a towel will. Makeup sponges are inexpensive and are easy to keep on hand for easy cleanup of deodorant stains on your clothing.