Expired Cosmetics Mean It’s Time To Spring Clean Your Makup Bag
Is your cosmetic case overflowing with stinky makeup? Time to spring clean!
The shelf life of your makeup depends on several things. If you have a rancid odor always throw the product away.
Make sure to keep your eye and lip liners sharpened regularly. This prevents any unwanted bacteria.
Unused makeup should be kept in a dark area without extreme temperatures.
Always keep your containers clean and properly screwed on.
- Concealer- 12-18 months
- Powder- 2 years
- Eyeliner- 2 years
- Eyeshadow- 2 years
- Mascara- between 4-6 months depending on usage
- Foundation- 12-18 months depending on whether it is oil or water based
- Lipliner- 2 years
- Lipstick- always check for a rancid smell as an indicator to throw it away. Experts say between 2-4 years
- Lipgloss 18 months
- Nail Polish- 12 months
Wash your brushes regularly every 2 months in baby shampoo or a mild detergent and your sponges weekly. –Brigitte Bigeard
From super-sized train cases to sweet little makeup bags, we have you covered to keep you cosmetics in order:
Lead makeup case photo:istock
Brigitte Bigeard is a professional makeup artist from Chicago working with an international team in Paris, France. Providing exceptional service for over 15 years in film, television, print, special events and weddings worldwide. Brigitte shares her beauty expertise at her blog Pretty One in Paris.