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Sunday, 9 April 2017

When to give your makeup the chuck | Makeup Expiration Dates

Hey everyone, if you're anything like me, then you're a bit of a makeup hoarder. I just collect my makeup and never seem to bin them, but the other day I did have a clear out of all the old products. It's important to do this because otherwise the products won't work to the best of their abilities and the product will collect bacteria. So here is a rough guide on when to bin old makeup products, and signs that your makeup is too old to use!

Mascara - 2-3 months - clumpy, smells weird, spreads bacteria
Liquid foundation and concealer - 6-12 months - separate layers or lightened - keep out of sunlight as uv rays destroy preservation
Lip stick - 2 years - dry
Lip gloss - 1 year - extra sticky
Nail polish - 1-2 years - gloopy or won't mix when shaken
Powder, eyeshadow, blush - 2 years - more dry and flaky
Fragrances - 8-10 years - smell different and lighter colour - keep in cool dry places
Lotion - change in scent or colour

Hope this post was helpful!

Jasmine x


  1. Wow, this was a super helpful post to read, I've never read anything like it! I've never chucked any mascara away, but I need to get onto the bandwagon xx

  2. Generally I just ignore the dates on any of my beauty products but I probably shouldn't, thank you for sharing this! I have completely fallen in love with your whole blog by the way, well done you it is amazing! x


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