After battling an eye infection last year, I started thinking about how careless I’ve been with my face and makeup. Up until then I haven’t giving much thought to eye care or how old was the makeup I put on my face daily. But turns out, makeup has a definite expiration date and it’s not just when you find a melted lipstick in your purse. Read on to find out when to throw away makeup.
How old is my mascara? When did I change my eyeliner? How long have I had that eye shadow? Why haven’t I thought about a makeup shelf life before?
So, I went through my makeup and tossed items that were more than a year old. It felt good. Do you have tons of old makeup lying around? Get rid of it! If you’re not sure, check out the handy infographic below to help you decide what should stay and what should go. Now, go and throw away some makeup.
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This is a good timeline! Thanks for sharing
This is so helpful! Now I need to go throw out some makeup!
And then buy some new makeup too!
THIS is awesome! Great to know, I always worry about the bacteria build up in my makeup so I’ll keep this post as s guide to refer back to!
I’m so glad it was helpful to you!
Very helpful! I did a YouTube video on this a few years ago. I’ve noticed I keep my glosses for waaaaay too long, I love buying them but def. don’t wear them often enough and when they smell funny I know it’s def time to toss them but I should toss them sooner haha.
Omg you’re so right! I’m so guilty of keeping glosses forever!
This is so helpful! Ugh I have separation anxiety though- pretty much ALL MY STUGG is within these throw-away ranges but I just can’t bring myself to do it!!!
I know, I had to toss some Chanel makeup. It was hard.
Wow this is beyond helpful! I definitely need to be better at washing my brushes. Thanks for sharing! xo Dayna // http://daysbyday.com/
It’s so easy, but I’m so bad at remembering to do it too!
THANK YOU FOR THIS! Seriously so handy. I never know when to throw my make-up out. This graphic is extremely helpful!
It was so helpful for me too!
Oh wow! I thought mascara was one month! These are good to know. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I would be so broke if mascara was one month, ha ha!
Ooops! I am so guilty of this! Thank you for the reminder that I have to be careful as well!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
Yes, I think we are all guilty of keeping things too long