Is it time to clear out your make up bag? Check out the below guidelines for how long you should keep your make up products – some of them are rather surprising (5 years!). Hey, any excuse to buy new make up!
- Mascara – 3-6 months
- Foundation (pump formula) – 1-2 years
- Concealer – 1-2 years
- Eye liner – 5 years
- Eye shadow – 2 years
- Lipstick – 2 years
- Lipgloss – 2 years
Note: if any of your products change colour or start to smell that is a warning sign to toss them!
And don’t forget about your brushes! Wash them at least once a week in warm soapy water (or with make up brush cleanser) to prevent product build up and spreading of bacteria.