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Caring For Your Beauty Products: An Amazing Guide

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How To Care For Your Beauty Products

Did you know that makeup comes with expiration dates? Makeup does expire. I, like many women are obsessed with makeup. I buy and buy throwing it in my makeup box. In my mind, I knew that it needs to be replaced but it’s not food so I never really took it seriously.


Why You Need To Toss Expired Beauty Products

Using products that have expired has consequences. For one thing, it doesn’t work as well so what would be the point. Mascara will be clumpy and upon applying you will notice the difference. Not only that but it is terrible for your skin.



Many products offer protection from the sun or SPF and over time the molecules break down and it becomes ineffective. There is also the risk oaf developing an allergic reaction which can result in Dermatitis and swell. Bacteria is also a concern. Eye makeup, especially Liner and Mascara that is expired can cause eye infections like pink eye.

Here is guide to when you should replace your makeup:

Mascara: 3 Months


Eyeshadow: 6 Months



Lipstick: 1 Year



Eyeliner: 6 Months



Blush: 2 years


Foundation, Concealer, and Lipliner should all be replaced within a year.

Caring For Your Tools


I never realized how important it was to keep your beauty products and tools super clean. You know you put on your makeup and you forget about it. There are germs on everything you touch so just imagine the germs especially if you aren’t keeping these things clean and enclosed in a clean area or storage bin.


You need to pay close attention to your tools. The brushes and sponges are what actually touch your skin. Some blending sponges are simply disposable after a few uses. Some can be cleaned. Makeup Artists clean their brushes after every use and most agree that you should use Anti-bacterial or Organic soap and water.

So maybe for the average person it can be time-consuming and excessive to clean your brushes after every us but definitely once a week.


You wouldn’t wash your face with a dirty cloth so why use tools that get used every day and not cleaned? Pay attention to how old your makeup is so you don’t face health risks and skin discomfort down the line. Be your own kind of beautiful!

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  • Aish Padihari October 12, 2016

    This is one helpful post. Even though I don’t use a lot of make up except for eyeliners and lipsticks, I end up buying a lot and then they expire. making a note from your post about expiration.
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  • Skipah October 12, 2016

    Six months on eye liner???? No wonder I can’t find the “look” anymore when I go out on the town! Three months on mascara? Now I know why everybody looks at me like I have bathed in acid when I go out to dinner. Thanks for the tips! Psssst…..I’m really a guy :), but did forward this to my girlfriend.

    • Heidi October 12, 2016

      You are clearly “wackadoodle” haha well I don’t know too many women who would call themselves Skipah 🙂

  • Susan October 13, 2016

    I am notoriously terrible at following these guidelines. I promise I have never replaced a mascara in less than 6 months. Thanks for the reminder, I am due! I’m pretty good at keeping my brushes washed, though, so I score some points there!

    • Heidi October 14, 2016

      We all are that was originally why I researched it. Thanks for reading

  • Rosemond October 16, 2016

    Really helpful post! My makeup drawer is due for a good clean out!

    • Heidi October 16, 2016

      Thanks, I know it;s something we don’t think about enough

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