Many of you have been asking me about the period of time your makeup should be kept before it becomes toxic. Liquids are more prone to growing bacteria than powders, especially if used on sensitive areas where infections can spread easily like your eyes.
Below I’ve added a list of approximate lengths of times you should keep different items in your makeup collection. Hope they help:
Foundation: 12 months. If the foundation starts to smell weird dispose of it immediately! A good tip for acne or sensitive prone skin to replace your foundation every 6 months as the older formulas tend to irritate the skin more than newer ones!
Liquid concealer: 12 months.
Blush: 2 years
Powder: 2 years
Liquid liners: 6 months
Mascara: 3 to 6 months. Liquid products used on the eye are at most risk of spreading infection. Pencil liners can be kept upto 2 years.
Lipstick: 2 years
Lipgloss: 1 year
Eyeshadows: 2 years
In general liquid products need replacing more often than powders. Keep a close eye on the products you use. If they start to look, feel or smell different is probably best to say good-bye.
Have fun with your makeup but remember to keep your skin happy and healthy 🙂
Lots of love