Sunday, November 7, 2010

Does Make-up Expire?

Hi all:
Yes...make-up has a shelf expires. Same with skin care and even hair care products. Using expired products can definitely have an adverse effect on your skin. So please follow package instructions or these guidelines you've probably read about many times. Since its been written about several times and on several websites I just thought it would be easiest to 'share' the info. (Click on link below, or cut and paste the URL to read the full article).  This is a good article because it tells you 'why' you need to toss these products and not just when.

Here are the basics to remember:
  • Toss mascara every 2-3months.
  • Toss eyeliner about every 3 months.
  • Toss eyeshadow about every 3 months.
  • Toss lipstick/lipglosses about every 12 months.
  • Foundation should be tossed every 6-12 months.
  • Concealer should be tossed every 1-2 years.
  • Replace face powder at least every 2 years.
  • Powder blush should be replaced every 1-2 years; cream blush, every year.
  • Throw out nail polish after it becomes dried out or doesn't mix well when you shake it.
  • Brushes and applicators should be washed with brush cleaner (or baby shampoo) every 2 wks; good tools can last for years if cared for properly. Inexpensive sponges should be replaced after 2 uses. Powders and creams often come with their own applicators, but you should still buy replacements for them.
Hope this is helpful.

Be blessed. Be beautiful.

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