Saturday, April 24, 2010

When to Throw Away your Makeup?

It isn't always easy to throw away makeup that has gotten old. "Oh! that lovely shade of brown lipstick. This was my favorite eye-shadow. This shade of foundation was just perfect." I know, I know. Been there, done that.

It can get very hard. But you need to remember one thing. Old makeup is not good for you and your health. Your skin and other organs will thank you for getting rid of it. You don't want to end up with allergies and other problems. So decide that you need to clear out your makeup kit frequently, and have the will-power to do it.


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Here are a few time-lines, which will help you decide when to throw away your cosmetics.

Foundation -1 year
Concealer - 1.5 years

Powder - 1.5 years
Cream Blush -1.5 years
Powder Blush - 1.5 years

Eyeliner - 1.5 years
Liquid Eyeliner - 6 months
Mascara - 3 to 6 months

Lip Gloss/Balm - 8 months
Lipstick - 1.5 years
Lip Liner - 1 year

Nail Polish - 1 to 1.5 years


When in doubt, it is better not to use. Another thing you could do is check with people who are in cosmetic departments in any cosmetic store. They will guide you for sure.

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Stay beautiful- Mind, body and soul !  
- Rox

3 comments:

Gee on May 7, 2010 at 6:18 AM said...

LOL! I never thought these cosmetics have such a short life span. This means I have to throw almost all my make up (except for the foundation & sample make up kit given by my hubby last Christmas). Uh-oh.

Bdw, thanks for the visit. Happy weekend Rox.

TheAL on September 13, 2010 at 8:07 PM said...

This is a great reminder. Sometimes I forget to keep track, but the mascara is the most crucial to keep current.

TheAL on June 12, 2011 at 11:15 AM said...

Great reminder, Thank you! Natural makeup and personal care has an even shorter shelf life. Thankfully most of them come with expiration dates.

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