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Your make-up wasn’t designed to last forever!
OK we know that make-up is not cheap and this is probably not something you want to be reading. Because you’re probably wondering why on earth we’re talking about tossing your expensive beauty products when you’re not done with them. Well, because all make-up have an expiry date, whether or not it’s written on the pack. And you could be putting yourself at risk by extending the use of these products.
When you use expired beauty products, your skin could suffer severe irritation and allergy that can cause serious damage.
This guide below will help you prevent that.
Liquid And Cream Foundations – Within Twelve Months To Eighteen Months
Anything longer than this and bacteria might begin to breed. You don’t want your face to be their destination.
2. Powder Make-Up – After Two Years
Make-up products that have a powder consistency like face powders, powder blushes, highlighters etc are able to last longer because they don’t contain any moisture content in them.
3. Lipsticks – After Two Years
But always keep them away from heat.
4. Eye Pencils and Lip Pencils – After Two Years
5. Liquid Eyeliners And Mascaras – After Three Months
Keeping these make-up items longer than this can make you susceptible to an eye infection. And it is best not to share them with anyone. Also, throw out mascaras as soon as they become dry. Adding water or any liquid to them could introduce bacteria to it.
Also to avoid skin irritations, be sure to throw away any cosmetic product if the smell goes bad and if the consistency or texture changes.