“Hot Tip Tuesday” by Make Up Like A Pro
How long does your Makeup last?
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Ok, so do you guys know that you shouldn’t keep your makeup forever? Or do you think that if it’s kept in a cool dry place and kept closed then you might be able to keep it forever!? Well, here’s some news for you… let Make Up Like A Pro tell you that makeup expires and it might be sooner than you think or sooner than you’d like! J As soon as you break the seal on your makeup, the bacteria begins to grow
You have to use your own judgement because makeup companies are not required to post expiration warnings on their labels and you should also be aware of the guidelines that experts recommend
By keeping your makeup cool means that you give the preservatives that help to fight off bacteria, more of a chance to stay intact so that will help your makeup stay fresher for longer
NEVER re-use your makeup after an eye infection as the bacteria will spread and infect anything else that it comes into contact with. That’s another reason to clean your brushes regularly (I clean mine after EVERY use when I’m working). And if your makeup starts to smell or looks like it changes colour, then get rid of it!
Here’s a guideline indicating the approximate length of time that you should keep each piece of makeup in your makeup bag:
Mascara approximately 3 months
Makeup sponges should be washed after every use and thrown away after 1 month
Oil free foundation approximately 1 year
Cream foundation approximately 1 year
Concealer approximately 12-18 months
Powder approximately 18 months
Blush and Bronzer approximately 18 months
Cream blusher approximately12-18 months
Eyeshadow approximately18 months
Eyeliner approximately 18 months
Liquid eyeliner approximately 6 months
Lipstick and Lipgloss approximately 18 months
Lipliner approximately 1 year
Nail polish approximately 2-3 years
By Make Up Like A Pro