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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

When To Throw Out Your Makeup

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I was cleaning out my bathroom this morning and came across an old eyeshadow palette from high school. I rarely used this palette and apart from its low pigmented shades, the fact that it was from Claire's explains a lot. I knew it was too old to be used, so I made use of it by drawing an eye and sprinkled pigment on it.

When To Throw Out Your Makeup


And that got me wondering, when do you throw out makeup?

A lot of cosmetics do contain expiry dates, but there are plenty of brands that don't.

So here are the general rules:

Foundations
Powders
Eye shadows
Blushes
Moisturizes
Good for: 12 - 18 months

Lipsticks
Good for: 12 months

Eyeliners
Mascaras
Good for: 3 months

Makeup that has deteriorated often goes pale or changes consistency - possibly pooling oil - and can even start to smell.

8 comments:

BeautybyDee said...

that's an interesting tip. i haven't experienced anything that smells yet... I sure hope I don't.

Gem said...

Nice post. Will keep your suggestions in mind!

Natalie Nguyen said...

Hey thanks for the follow~!
I'm going to follow you too.. because I am officially in LOVE with your blog! You talk about skincare!! My love addiction that will continue to drain my bank account XD.

Natalie Nguyen said...

Omgosh.. I just noticed your upcoming tea oil review! I've been dying to know about that!! Haha, I hope you don't think I'm a creeper hahahaha!

Hachii said...

ahh i dont pay attention to expriry dates, apart from mascaras..

anway, i love this peice of art!

MilknCookiie said...

Amazing drawing! ♥♥♥

Jae said...

Thanks, everyone!

SKayylove said...

Heyy =)
Theres an award for you on my blog<3

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