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pjaysmitty

  116 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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nmchee

  112 months ago
thanks for the information. something to check in my makeup case.
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SCORPIO75

  114 months ago
For maybe about six months because its not that great after that amount of tine
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hisham01

  115 months ago
wow that is fascinating, i am not a big make up person but do wear it here and there, so this is good bit of informations.
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ck_AnneJ

  115 months ago
I do not use makeup, so don't have to worry about them keeping.
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yummymummy1231

  115 months ago
ages as i dont wear make-up everyday. . . . . . . .
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joyfawcett

  116 months ago
i usually keep mine for six months after i ae opened them then throw them away
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pokecheck

  116 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

  116 months ago
i dont buy make up, but for other stuff its usually a year
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snickers440

  116 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

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