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pjaysmitty

  98 months ago

How long do you keep your makeup products?
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Foundation and concealer
After you’ve opened the bottle, you can keep these around for 12 months-- max. When air hits a product, especially one that’s water-based, bacteria starts to form immediately. If the liquid starts to smell funny or separate before 12 months time, drop it in the trash.

Mascara and liquid liner
Every time you coat your lashes with the mascara wand or liner brush and dip it back into the product, you're spreading bacteria. Be strict with yourself about replacing these products every four months, even if they’re not empty or you risk an eye infection.

Pencil eye and lip liner
If you sharpen your pencils every two to three weeks, which is the best way of “cleaning” them, you can keep a pencil around for up to three years.

Pressed powder
Eye shadows, blushes, bronzers, and face powders can last up to two or three years if you keep them closed and dry. If you notice dark spots or bumps, it’s time to discard.

Lipstick
Lipstick with a wax-based formulation can last up to four years. A creamy lipstick can last two years at the most. If a lipstick is dry, crumbly, or has a dubious scent-- you know what to do.

Lip gloss
Gloss has a much shorter shelf life than lipstick-- one year. To extend the life of your glosses, use a makeup brush to apply them instead of your finger. You’ll add another year as you’re keeping the bacteria away.
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pokecheck

  98 months ago
Thanks for posting , I love Cosmetics and order most of them over the internet, mineral make up and others. Usually when I have to reorder my stash is almost gone. I just love to experiment with makeup. , as I am a hair dresser . Most of my stuff lasts a year, but I do replace mascara and lip gloss sooner then other stuff.
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winchestergirl

  98 months ago
i dont buy make up, but for other stuff its usually a year
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lisagl

  98 months ago
I do not buy or use a lot of make up. I have heard that you should not keep them too long because of the bacteria.
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snickers440

  98 months ago
till they run out. I did throw a mascara away a few months ago because I had real bad irratation in my eyes and it went away. Never came back so was a good move
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lcurts38

  98 months ago
SInce I am a man I can't answer that question.
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PJ5

  98 months ago
I wear very little makeup. I buy what I need and no more. so most of the time it is used up after a couple monthes.
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susanwilletts

  98 months ago
I only buy lip gloss out of that list and it never lasts a year.
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dreamfinder

  98 months ago
I keep my makeup until I've used it all up or I've got fed up with it. Guess it is a real bio-hazard inside my makeup bags!
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NickyCo

  98 months ago
Ah, good to know. To be honest I'm not someone who wears make up, only very rarely on special occasions. I have a little make up bag in the bathroom and everything in it was bought when I was a teenager, and I'm now 31, so guessing I should probably chuck it then...!
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terri102066

  98 months ago
I dont wear alot of makeup and the makeup i have i have no reason to store .
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