Sunday, September 7, 2008

How Long Should You Keep Your Makeup??

Take a look in your makeup bag. See anything in there that's been there for a while? Well you may not know, but like food, makeup can go bad and be a breeding ground for bacteria. I've been asked recently how long was really ok to keep certain products. So today I have the answers for you :-) Most of the time you can use your personal judgement. But if something is giving you a warning sign before the official life span, then obviously disregard the toss times below and toss it right then and there.

• Life-span = 6 months to 1 year
• Warning signs = thickening, altered color, or change in odor

• Life-span = 1 to 1 ½ years
• Warning signs = color change or thickening

Brush, Face powder, Eye-shadow:
• Life-span = 3 years
• Warning signs = texture change when applying, dryness or change in color

• Life-span = 3 to 4 months
• Warning signs = Change in odor, texture, or color

Pencils: (for eyes or lips)
• Life-span = 3 to 6 months
• Warning signs = Change in odor, texture, or color

• Life-span: 2 years
• Warning signs = taste or odor change, stickiness

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