May is a month of fresh starts, new beginnings, and of course Spring Cleaning!
But I’m not talking about spring cleaning for your house… I’m talking about spring cleaning for your face.
Makeup is NOT meant to last forever!
Do you still have that purple eyeliner you bought 4 years ago as a joke and sometimes wear when you go out with your girls?
It’s time to LOSE IT! So to help you get the most out of your makeup ‘spring clean’, here it is:
The Ultimate Guide To Makeup Shelf Life:
Mascara: 3 Months
Mascara has the shortest shelf-life because it has the highest risk of transferring bacteria into the delicate eye-area. And whatever you do, don’t add water to drying-out mascara!
Dry Eye Shadow: 2 Years
Liquid Eye Shadow: 10-12 Months
Eyeliner Pencil: 6-18 Months
This one really depends on how you use it. An eyeliner pencil that is sharpened before each use and is only used to line the outside of the eye should last you a good 18 months. If you’re not as vigilant and tend to line the inside of your eyes, you should probably toss it after 6 months.
Blush: 1-2 Years
Cream Blush: 1 Year
Lipstick: 2 Years
But make sure you disinfect your lipsticks if you use them while you’re sick!
Liquid Foundation & Concealer: 12-18 Months
With foundations and concealers, it’s not the makeup that holds germs- it’s the brush. If you use a disposable applicator, great! If not, make sure to disinfect your brushes at least once every 2 weeks for optimal cleanliness.