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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What's Your Cosmetics Shelf Life?

You found your perfect shade of red lipstick, and you've held onto it for a three year and a half. We've all been there and it's hard to let go, but the fact of the matter is that you must! All cosmetics have a shelf life, and besides starting to smell funny and change in texture, you could be applying a multitude of bacteria to your face and starting a breakout fest!
Find out the general shelf life of your cosmetics from the time that the seal is broken.

**NOTE - These are general estimates. If you can't remember when you bought a product, it's probably a good indication that you should toss it!

CONCEALER - 12 Months



PENCIL EYE LINER - 3 YEARS *Should be sharpened regularly.

EYESHADOW - 24 Months

FOUNDATION - Check the ingredients: **A water-based foundation will last up to 12 Months

**Oil-based will last up to 18 Months.

LIP LINER - Up to 3 Years if sharpened frequently

**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, it's spoiled.

MASCARA - 4 Months.

NAIL POLISH - Up to 12 Months

EXTRA TIPS - Cosmetic Tools!

BRUSHES - Wash every 1-2 Months in a mild detergent.

SPONGES - Wash weekly and discard monthly.

There you have it! When you know better, you do better!

Let's make it a beautiful life!

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