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Beauty Products

Beauty Products

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.



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