How long should I keep my make-up for???

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Okay So I am definitely guilty of this next thing as I think many of us may be.When to know wether to keep or thow out your make-up. I decideed to writ a posy on this because i recently used a foundation that I forgot I had and used it. Well guess what it was old and it cause my face to break out :/ So here's a list of how long to keep your makeup for. Hope this helps you all.
  1. Concealer Up to 12 months.
  2. Powder 2 years.
  3. Cream & gel cleansers 1 year.
  4. Pencil eye liner Should be sharpened regularly. Will last up to 3 years.
  5. Eyeshadow can also last up to 3 years.
  6. Brushes Wash every 2-3 months
  7. Sponges Wash weekly and discard monthly.
  8. Foundation Check the ingredients: A water-based foundation will last up to 12 months, oil-based will last up to 18 months.
  9. Lip liner Up to 3 years.
  10. Lipstick Some say 1-2 years. Others say up to 4 years. What everyone agrees on is that if it smells rancid, throw it out, it's no longer any good.
  11. Mascara expires the fastest: Throw out after 4 months. tip: If you don't want your mascara to expire faster than its fresh date, don't pump the wand in and out.
       12. Nail Polish Up to 12 months, depending on the quality and how many times you use it.

So to recap, use common sense and if it smells funny or looks strange it should be thrown out. If there is ever a doubt about whether to keep it or toss it, you should always just throw it out.
The best tip is to regularly clean and maintain your makeup so they will last you longer, and keep you healthier as well. This also includes cleaning your brushes at least every month with a little dish soap or baby shampoo.

Hope you found this helpful. *Goes off to sort through the rest of my makeup collection*


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