Every woman on earth buys and uses makeup to look beautiful. Makeup prices can range from ultra-cheap to very expensive branded products that only the elite can afford. However, not many women realize that makeup can also and does expire, and when that happens no matter how expensive that makeup is you are supposed to dispose of it immediately. Bad or expired makeup can cause a lot of trouble on your skin, so you need to be careful to read the expiration label on your makeup box.
Face Makeup for Far Too Long
What women should know, but many do not know is that their makeup can literally become too old. Some women never have to worry about their makeup becoming too old because they wear it so often that they replace it regularly. However, some people who have a large load of makeup or only wear it every so often tend to hoard their face makeup for far too long.
Your Health and Your Skin
Many women will keep the same lipstick, the same eyeliner, the same blush, the same eye shadow, lip liner, and mascara for years and never even realize that it could be dangerous. What you may not realize is that face makeup that is old tends to hold dangerous bacteria that can be harmful to both your health and your skin.
Your Makeup Bag and Determine
Therefore it is essential to know when face makeup becomes too old to use and when it is time to throw it away, and then replace it with new. Use this guide to help you sort through your makeup bag and determine what to keep and what to throw away.
We Purchased our Makeup
Not many of us know when we purchased our makeup, particularly if we don’t purchase it very often. A good tip for that is to take a marker and mark in an area of the makeup the month and year that it was purchased. This can be a great way to remember when it is time to throw away. An alternative is to mark the month and year that it should be thrown away, this saves you from having to figure it out later.
Eye Shadow and Eye Liners
Eye Shadow and Eye Liners the general rule with eye shadow and liners is that if it is liquid, it should be replaced a maximum of six months after purchase. For liner pencils and powder eye shadows, should be replaced within a year.
If you have gotten an infection of the eye, you should make sure you immediately throw all eye makeup away and purchase new.
•Your lipstick should be thrown away two years after purchase. If the smell or color changes, or you happen to notice beads of oil building up on the bullet of the lipstick it is time to throw it away. Loose Powder Loose powders should be thrown away a year after purchase.
Concealer and Foundation Both foundations and concealers should be thrown out six months after purchase. However, if you notice a funny smell or separation of the liquid you should throw it out immediately.
- Powder Blush should be discarded a year after purchase. If you happen to know clumping or flaking of the blush, then you should throw it out and replace it.
- Mascara has the least amount of shelf life. It should without a doubt be thrown out three months after purchase.
Your overall health and skin health depends on your makeup and sorting through it routinely. So the next time you go over to the store to buy your makeup make sure to look for the expiration date on the box or bottle of the product. This will ensure that the makeup you buy has a long enough expiration period that will allow you to finish the product before it expires.