Throw It Out! Knowing When to Toss Your Makeup
Everything is starting anew for spring and we need to freshen our beauty stock! Our favorite makeup brands are releasing their spring-inspired collections, so take time out to examine what needs to be tossed from your current cosmetic repertoire. All makeup has a shelf life and the expiration date should never be ignored. Here are a few simple guidelines to live by when it comes to your endless pit of products!
Your two of your key senses to determine whether your makeup is Michael Jackson bad or not. Take a reasonable sniff, and if it doesn't quite have that clinical aroma, toss it! Anything rancid must go. Also, simply take a long look at your product. Has the color faded? Is there a residue lurking in or around the tube? If you can answer "yes" to either questions, it's time to replenish your favorite cosmetic gem.
I know, I know. Your best friend is short on an eyeliner and you're her go-to girl for all things beauty. But guess what? Letting her use even one swipe of your fave mascara allows her eye bacteria to fester on your brush! Do not share, Vixens. It's best to just stock your homegirl's supply on those shopping trips you love to take.
Always, always, always pay attention to expiration dates!
Concealer: 12-18 months
Powder: 2 years
Blush and bronzer: 2 years
Powder eyeshadow: 2 years
Cream eyeshadow: 1 year
Eyeliner: 2 years
Liquid eyeliner: 3 months
Mascara: 3 months
Lipstick and lip liner: 2 years
Lip gloss: 18-24 months
Did we leave anything out, Vixens? What other guidelines do you swear by when it come to your makeup?