Ladies, we spend
a lot of $$ on makeup. Because we are too afraid to throw out
something so expensive, we begin to hoard makeup. Truth is, makeup goes
bad. It can harbor bacteria that can cause infections and breakouts not
to mention it takes up way too much bathroom storage space. Here’s a
way to keep the clutter down.
Bad makeup is most noticeable when...
There is an odd noticeable odor.
Separation, clumping, or change in texture occurs (Don’t just add water!! These are a signs of bacteria.)
Expiration dates — beginning from the time you first open these products
Powders and shadows: Can last years
Cream shadows: 12 to 18 months
Foundation: 1 year
Lipstick: Can last 2-3 years
Lip gloss: 18 months
Mascara & eyeliners: 3 months
Makeup brushes: Clean weekly using a mild detergent
Makeup sponges: Replace weekly, or when sponge becomes soiled
Bottom line? Only buy what you love and love to use.