How Long You Should Keep Your Makeup

Hi everyone. I was cleaning my makeup drawers and started to throw some products away and I thought I’d share with you when you should toss out your makeup.

Foundations: 1 year (Water Based), 18 months (Oil Based)
Eyeshadow: 3 years
Blush/Bronzer: 12-18 months
Mascara: 3 months
Concealer: 1 year
Lipliner: 3 years
Eyeliner: 3 years (Pencil), 6 months (Liquid)
Lipstick: 2 years

Tips To Make Your Makeup Last Longer:

  1. Keep makeup away from direct sunlight
  2. Do not pump the mascara wand too much, it lets in more air and bacteria which can grow and dry out the mascara in the tube
  3. An old trick for lipstick is to keep it in the fridge
  4. Sharpen pencil eyeliners and lip pencils regularly
  5. If water based foundation gets dry before its time to discard it, you can add a alcohol-free toner

I hope this is helpful 🙂


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