Cleaning your room or cleaning out your desk maybe a normal thing to do, but how about cleaning out your make-up? Not many people know that make-up does in fact go off. In this post I’ll be giving you the basic rule to when to start thinking about throwing out your make-up.
Lots of make-up artists give different advise and I’ve been told a lot of different things by a lot of different people so I decided to put the degree i’m paying for to good use and do my own research.
Some make-up can be expensive so when we do spend the extra bit of cash on particular product we want to get the most use out of it we can. Sometimes make-up companies only release items as limited edition and we want to keep it, but unfortunately make-up does have an expiry time.
Most make-up companies don’t print an expiry date on their products and nor do they have too so I’m here to help tell when to bin it.
Right lets get started….
-From what I gather from around six weeks of research for this post; Mascara and Liquid Eyeliner should not be used after three months of opening. After three months these products will start to grow bacteria and you don’t want to put that near your eyes.
-Liquid and cream, foundation and Concealer should only be kept for up a year. Many people I spoke to suggested discarding after six months but many other websites and people said up to a year is fine.
-Powder Foundation can last up to two years if you keep it dry.
-I read on many places that most things powdered (eye shadow, Blush) can be for two or three years but that all depends on how often you clean your brushes and on that note many people have suggested cleaning your make-up brushes two to three times a week.
–Lipstick and Gloss only keep up too a year if you use it straight from a tube but if you apply from a clean brush every time it can last around 2 years.
–Pencils items such as eyeliner and lip pencils can last up to a year, but this all depends on the brand. TIP: when it stats going hard and crumbly ditch it.
And here are some tips to make items last longer:
– don’t pump mascara to get more, just dip it in.
– sharpen you pencil products at least once a week.
– don’t touch your make-up with your hands if you can help it. (or use an antibacterial before you do)
– keep your make-up out of sunlight.
Disorganized, excessive, expired makeup is bad for your skin and could be bad for your health so throw out old make up.