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pjaysmitty

  100 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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karencampbell61133

  95 months ago
I tend to keep my make up for a year but with mascra I disgard every 3 months. I very careful with anything I put on my face and if anything looks strange or discolored I disgard
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nmchee

  96 months ago
thanks for the information. something to check in my makeup case.
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mygalsal

  96 months ago
I have not worn any kind of makeup for many, many years. It has saved me oodles of money, too.
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SCORPIO75

  98 months ago
For maybe about six months because its not that great after that amount of tine
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rlhogben

  99 months ago
mostley i keep it untill i finish the bottle with some exceptions lipstick when it starts to break of and crumble is a great time to dispose of it iregulalary go through all my makeup and get rid of out of date items or items i do not want to use any more
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hisham01

  99 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

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

  99 months ago
ages as i dont wear make-up everyday. . . . . . . .
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hailcat

  100 months ago
Wow, I don't wear makeup much-but I need this information for those rare and special days... .
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joyfawcett

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