The Countdown On Your Makeup Bag

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but makeup products that we spend countless of dollars for, Do Not Last Forever! Guess what, your makeup products Do Expire.

I just wonder if your makeup has surpassed the test of time, lol!
Now we must take into account that the skin on our face is a lot more sensitive than the skin on the rest of our bodies. Makeup contains chemicals such as preservatives and even Spf that over time can break down which can cause the products to not work as well along with being a host to harboring bacteria that can be harmful to your skin.

I want to share a general guideline to how long you should keep your makeup.

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* Mascara 3-6 months
* Powder (blushes, bronzers and shadows) 2 years
* Eyeshadow cream 1 years
* Foundation 1 year
* Lipstick 1 year
* Gel liner 3- 6 months

Please take note that products that are used around the eyes generally have a shorter life span. Expired makeup products used on the eyes can cause irritation, redness or even an infection.

Products that are powders are hard for bacteria to grow in so if cared for properly these items can last well over a year. For all of my palettes I spray 99% alcohol after every use to rid any bacteria.

I don’t know if this will help many of us to stop Binge Shopping…. Maybe…. Hopefully… Ok let’s be real maybe Not! It was a good thought!

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