1. Throw away those expired Mascaras, Foundations & Powders
If not for your makeup bag, for your skin. Once a product has reached its shelf life, the bacteria killing ingredients stop working. You’re opening your skin up to all kinds of acne causing problems. Best to not risk it!
Here’s a guide to how long each product will last and if you’re not sure about something check for the symbol on the back of the product – which buy viagra kamagra will give you a clear indication (it looks like a tiny pot with a lid open and a number like 24m next to it). Make sure you keep an eye on these dates as once they’re out of date they’re not safe!
Mascara : Replace every 3 months or risk infection from bacteria breeding in the tube!
Foundation : This should last about 2 years – you’ll probably get through this before it goes off.
Powders : Powders are more resilient than liquids and creams but still go off – most last 2 years.
Lipstick : 2 years if that – smell is a good indicator with these!
Eyeshadow : 2 years – Just because it doesn’t smell off doesn’t mean its okay.
Nail Polish : 30 months
Perfume : 5 years thanks to it’s preserving alcohol
Now you have the perfect excuse to go makeup shopping! (As if you needed one.)
Words: Tabby Casto
Illustration: Dom & Ink