It’s a myth that make up doesn’t go off. It’s so sad but so true, and almost tragic. Lets not kid, make up is not cheap and we all want to get our monies worth so we disregard the fact that the packaging label says 12 months and keep it for 24 or even longer – naughty, naughty.
It’s kind of like this special relationship between you and your products, I mean, it’s like being on diet and eating a chocolate, we just can’t resist. So I thought a little bit of education might be needed as to when its time to part with your all time fav products.
LIPSTICK/ LIPGLOSS/ LIP TINTS:
If it doesn’t say fragranced and its starts to smell like an old crayon, the relationship is over. These are probably the easiest to figure out that its by-passed the expiry dates. I know that it’s the absolute worst when you love a product and its been discontinues or out of stock so my Top Tip would be to buy 2, and keep one in the fridge to extend its lifespan.
LIQUID & CREAM FOUNDATION & CONCEALORS:
If it doesn’t look like the colour you originally bought or its started to separate, its time to throw it out. Cream foundations and concealers tend to last a little longer than liquids. The liquids might become either very runny or very hard and the creams will definitely become very hard. Once again, if it starts to smell. This is a key indicator that times up
Mascara is tricky. I say this because we all want out lashes to be thick and luscious. Technically a mascaras lifespan is about 6 weeks. I know that there are some people who love old mascara as it gives your lashes that VERY thick look. However should you detect dryness, and you will know this by how many coats you have to put on, it’s probably time to give up on that tube. When I think my mascara may be “dying” I test it on my hand to if the content is still coming out.
POWDER BLUSH & EYESHADOWS
Finally some products that actually have a longer lifespan. These products don’t have a tendency to “go off” and you’ll probably use them up before they expire. However if you have had a product for a number of years and its changed colour or has a tendency to break and spilt, for hygienic reasons rather buy a new one