Health Check for Your Makeup Bag: When You Should Toss Cosmetics! by Susan Campbell Cross

Makeup
5 years ago
Health Check for Your Makeup Bag: When You Should Toss Cosmetics!

I’ve been on an organizing kick, and when I got to my makeup drawer, I was at a loss! How long is it safe to keep makeup? I did some research and here’s what I learned! 

  • Mascara: 2-3 months 
  • Eyeliner: 3 months
  • Eye shadow: 3 months
  • Powder/blush: Up to 2 years (but keep your brushes clean!).
  • Concealer: Liquid lasts a year, stick 2 years. 
  • Foundation: 6-12 months
  • Lipstick/gloss:1 year
  • Nail polish: If the color mixes with shaking, you’re good to go! 

Use a Sharpie or a labeler to put an “expiration date” right on the container whenever you open something new!

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