WHEN TO CLEAN OUT YOUR MAKEUP

Friday, August 22, 2014


I recently received a gift from my cousin who is a Mary Kay representative. Be sure to check out Ingrid on instagram and let her know I sent you! With the gift she included a note from Mary Kay with tips on when to clean out your makeup, today, I am sharing those tips with you. 



Some of these "rules" I already knew, some I follow, others I don't- #rebel. 

Mascara: Your mascara should be replaced every 3 months. 
Once it is opened, oxygen affects the mascara and it starts to collect bacteria. 

Eyeliner: Liquid or pencil eyeliners should be replaced every 3 months. 
Pencils should be sharpened before each use to clean and preserve them. 


Foundation: Unopened, your foundation can last 2 years, 
but once opened you should replace it every 6-12 months. 


Lipstick: Replace your lipstick or lip gloss after 1 year. 
Don't share your lip products, and dispose of them if they become dry or change in color. 

Concealer: Liquid concealers should be replaced after 1 year, while powders and sticks can last for 2 years. Keep an eye out for color change which means it has expired. 


Blusher: Blushers have the same shelf life as other powders, 2 to 3 years. 
Cream blushes have a shorter shelf life and should be replaced after 1 year. 

Powder: Powders should be kept in a cool, dry place, not your bathroom! 
Pressed powder can last for 2 years, and lose powder can last up to 3 years. 


So what do you think? Do you follow any of these makeup shelf life rules? Which do you follow? Which do you break? Let me know in the comments section below! 

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8 comments:

  1. Haha ummm none of those :P I keep stuff until they smell funny or if application gets weird. I tend to hold on to things for a lot longer than I probably should lol. They're too pretty to throw out!!! Haha

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    1. I secretly think that companies out expiration dates on their products for us to throw out purchase more haha

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  2. These are great tips and general guidelines! I'm usually pretty good about throwing stuff out because i have such sensitive skin I never want to take any chances, but some of these I definitely don't follow!

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    1. My skin is sort of really easy to work with, except that it is really dry. Nothing really makes it go crazy, so I guess I am a little lucky.. I don't throw out much but these are great to know... Thanks so much for stopping by Carly!

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  3. If I followed these rules 3/4 of my makeup collection would be in the trash! I agree with Ashlynn that I just go by smell and if it looks funky.

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    1. That's exactly what I thought.. I don't accumulate my makeup at once, and I dont go through it fast.. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  4. I don't follow most of these!! I pretty much get rid of things as they run out, unless it's lip gloss/mascara which can get weird and sticky. But this is good to know - the bacteria freaks me out!!

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  5. I'm pretty good about keeping up with mascaras and throwing them out...but everything else...not so much! LOL! But then again...a foundation has never lasted me more than 6 months and same goes for concealer.

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