Every client I have has a pile of makeup in her bathroom that she “sometimes” uses….Translation: Never uses, but keeps just in case she finally learns how to properly apply blue eye shadow. Beauty products do expire.
So the following is a list of make up expiration dates. “PS”: Please keep in mind that these are estimates, no matter what anyone tells you, it’s unlikely you’ll go blind from using 2-year-old mascara but, I wouldn’t recommend it!
•Concealer- Up to 12 months.
•Powder- 2 years.
•Cream & gel cleansers- 1 year.
•Pencil eye liner should be sharpened regularly. Will last up to 3 years.
•Eye shadow will last up to 3 years.
•Sponges Wash weekly and discard monthly.
•Foundation, check the ingredients: A water-based foundation will last up to 12 months, oil-based will last up to 18 months. You may find you need two different shades of foundation each year: One for summer when your skin is naturally darker and one for winter when you’re lighter.
•Lip liner- Up to 3 years.
•Lipstick some experts say 1-2 years. Others say up to 4 years. What everyone agrees on is that if it smells rancid, throw it out.
- Mascara expires the fastest: Throw out after 4 months.