Tuesday, September 30, 2008
We BGs love makeup, which means that we probably own a ton of it that needs to be tossed! I know that I have plenty of bin-worthy beauty products that are no longer good, but still taking up space in my makeup drawer.
In most cases, the expired cosmetics have been barely used or we simply don’t realize that our makeup must-haves are in need of a replacement. Wearing old products can wreak havoc on our skin and cause nasty bacterial infections that are not pretty!
BGG has gathered the facts to let you know the lifespan of the most common cosmetics.
According to various studies:
Mascara – Needs to be discarded 3 months after use
Lipstick – Toss after 2 years
Eyeliner Pencils – Replace within 3 to 6 months
Foundation – Find a new one between 6 months to a year after use
Blush, Eye-shadow, Face Powders – Get rid of after 3 years
Also, if any of your products have an odor or have changed colors, those are obvious signs that it's time to throw them away!
Do you pay attention to the shelf-life of your beauty products?