Monday, August 02, 2010

Makeup Lasts Forever?

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NEGATIVE! Contrary to popular belief, makeup does expire. Since makeup companies are not required to post expiration warnings on their labels, you have to use your judgment and be informed of the guidelines recommended by experts. As soon as a product is open, bacteria begins to grow.

For beauty and makeup enthusiasts like myself, we know that the money we spend on our stash is an investment so to make the most of  your money {makeup}be store to that all lids are closed tightly and makeup is stored in a dry cool place (so under your bathroom sink may not be the best place). See general expiration dates below but be sure to always use your better judgment, if your cream eyeliner is hard as a rock after two months be sure to toss it.

  • The first thing to go is mascara which lasts three months.
  • Oil-Free Foundation: One Year
  • Cream Foundation: One Year
  • Concealer: 12-18 Months
  • Powder: 18 Months
  • Blush & Bronzer: 18 Months
  • Cream Blush: 12-18 Months
  • Eye shadow: 18 Months
  • Eyeliner: 18 Months
  • Liquid Eyeliner: Six Months
  • Lipstick/Lip Gloss: 18 Months
  • Lipliner: One Year
  • Nail Polish: One Year
  • Cosmetic makeup sponges should be washed after each use and thrown away after one month.
  • Good Quality brushes can last a lifetime if properly and regularly cleaned


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