Beauty, makeup

Time to Clean Out That Makeup Drawer

Are you aware of what the shelf life is for your most common makeup products? I know often we can be so proud of making a product last for so long, or we covet a certain shade that is no longer available and cannot be replaced.  However due to bacteria build up it is a good idea to replace your makeup on a fairly regular basis. Here are some of the most popular items and when you should be replacing them:

3 months:

  • Mascara (do not pump the brush in the tube! This will cause it to dry out sooner than 3 months)

3 – 6 month:

  • Gel & Liquid Eyeliners

6 – 12 months:

  • Lip Gloss (if it’s in a squeeze tube you can wait up to 12 months before replacing!)
  • Face Wash
  • Serums
  • Eye Cream

12 – 18 months:

  • Pencil Eyeliner
  • Lipstick
  • Liquid Foundation, be sure to apply to a brush or sponge rather than using your fingertips to avoid contamination
  • Cream eye shadows
  • Nail Polish
  • Concealer (12 – 18 months), like foundation be sure to use a sponge or brush
  • Eye Brow Gel
  • Sunscreen

2 years:

  • Powder Eye Shadows
  • Powder Blushes
  • Powder Bronzers
  • Powder Foundation

Makeup brushes can last 1 – 5 years depending on quality and how well you take care of them. Keep your tools clean! This will increase the life of your product as well.

Are you ready to make the purge? Let me know how it goes (I’d be happy to recommend new products as well!)