Sunday, 27 September 2015

When To Throw Your Makeup

We often ignore to check expiry date on cosmetic products. It's very important to do so as it might damage our skin.


  • Best and easy way is to check the expiration date on the products. Make sure to check the manufacturing date and expiration date when you buy any products.
  • Do a close examination on product's smell, consistency(watery), texture.
Below is a simple table showing the life span of cosmetic items.


  1. Mascara - 3 to 4 months if not dried then can extend to a month or it depends.
  2. Foundation - 12 Months 
  3. Concealer - 12 to 18 months. Do note put the sponge in the concealer directly, take it in plate or backside of your hand then dab the sponge.
  4. Powder - 18 months for press form, loose one can be used till 2 years.
  5. Eye shadows - Powder goes till 18 to 24 months, for cream it is 18 months. Tighten the lid .
  6. Liquid Liner - 6 months
  7. Liquid gel/pencil - 2 months
  8. Lip gloss/lip glow - 18 months and 2 years if it is in a palette.
  9. Nail polish - 2 years. If, your nail polish dried up put 2-3 drops of nail polish remover and shake it well.
  10. Beauty blend - 2 years. Clean after every use.
  11. Brush - Life long. Clean well and invest on good one it just goes on