Is your makeup expired?

Is your makeup expired?

If you are like me you use the same 5-7 products daily. #1 because it’s easy, #2 because you know it looks good together, and #3 you know where they are. But what about the rest of your makeup? The ones that are at the bottom of your drawer, or in the back of your cabinet… how long have they been there? One month or five years? I guarantee you I have some eye liner or lip gloss from high school. Let’s clean our makeup out! 
I cleaned my makeup out this weekend and couldn’t believe how much I had!! And I can hear my husband in the background “Don’t buy anything until this is gone” ha ha…. Well now it is gone. There will always be a new product I NEED!
Unlike food, makeup companies aren’t required to put expiration dates on their products. So I’ve put together a few standards of how long you should keep your makeup and believe it or not every item is different. Some items may have a date on them, an M (month), a Y (year), this is the date that applies AFTER you open it not buy it. If there is not a date, try to remember when you got it. If you can’t remember, it probably should be tossed!

 When to throw out makeup

  • Mascara – 1 year
  • Powder Foundation – 12-18 months
  • Foundation – 1 year
  • Concealer – 12-18 months
  • Powder – 18 months- 1 year
  • Blush/Bronzer – 18 months
  • Cream Blush – 12-18 months
  • Eye Shadow – 1 year
  • Eye liner – 1 year
  • Lipstick – 18 months
  • Lip Liner – 1 year
  • Sponges – wash after each use, then toss after 1 month

Why?

  • Mascara, Eye Shadow, Eye liner

These items are applied around sensitive areas, so we must be extra cautious. Mascara tubes are dark and wet, bacteria loves this. (yuck I don’t want that on or near my eyes) Try swirling your mascara brush instead of pumping it, which causes bacteria to be shoved in. And I know most of you like to use your fingers to get your eye shadow on… (it’s so much faster) that’s fine just make sure you wash your hands before you do that. This can prevent bacteria from growing in your eye shadow…. or your lids. 🙁

Keep a look out for color changing in your shadows, this means they are old.
Just think of this bacteria infecting your eye… pink eye? stie? Oh no! If there’s a way to prevent that I am all for it! 
  • Foundation

Water-based (again…. bacterias love them). Keeping your make up out of your car during the warmer months can prevent these high temps from encouraging bacteria growth in your makeup.

-For your powder foundation- I like to put mine on after I have primed my face with a tinted moisturizer. If you do the same make sure your moisturizer or primer is dry before applying powder foundation. This way your brush stays dry and dirty things won’t stick to your brushes. 
If your powder foundation starts cracking that’s a sign too.
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  • Concealer

Concealer is made to cover blemishes. Not promote them! ….did a light bulb just go off in your head? This could be the reason for those annoying break outs that you have tried so many different face washes, treatments, Dr. visits for, etc.

Concealer will sometimes shift in color and you will know it has gone bad.
  • Lips

hmmm… I feel like I shouldn’t have to say much on why your lip products could have bacteria. 

What if you had a cold or something, even the flu. Before you knew you had this you were using your favorite lipstick. Well, now that lipstick has a little left of your sickness on it. :
-Your glosses will become streaky and you will know it is time to find a new favorite.
  • Brushes

Your brushes will last as long as you take good care of them and they are good quality. You will know they are bad when they have lost their normal shape, bristles are falling out, your brush is stiff, or it even smells bad. Clean your brushes regularly and store them in a glass container or some kind of container where they can sit up right and dry out. Also when you wash your brushes don’t let them dry on a towel, towels can be prone to mildew. Instead put them in their upright container.

how to store makeup brushes

If you have any other questions or suggestions on what kind of tutorials and some info you are wondering email me at britanymarshallbeauty@gmail.com or comment below! Have a great weekend!

Purchase below:
BMB Makeup | Nutraluxe Lash MD 


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Easy Valentine’s Day Hair

Valentine’s Day Hair

With Valentine’s day right around the corner I’m sure you are wondering what to wear and how to do your hair. So I’ve put together some hair ideas for you.
 I hope you like them. Also, here’s the dutch braid tutorial to get you ladies started on!
It’s so awkward putting your voice let alone yourself on a video so bare with me ;).
Have a great week!

XO,

Britany

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Easy Valentine’s Day Hair

Valentine’s Day Hair

With Valentine’s day right around the corner I’m sure you are wondering what to wear and how to do your hair. So I’ve put together some hair ideas for you.
 I hope you like them. Also, here’s the dutch braid tutorial to get you ladies started on!
It’s so awkward putting your voice let alone yourself on a video so bare with me ;).
Have a great week!

XO,

Britany

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BRITANY MARSHALL BEAUTY CURL

(A.K.A Beach Waves or Wavy Curls)

This is the BMB curl tutorial you’ve all been asking about. I’m always doing this on all of my clients, when they ask :). It can be as messy or as sleek as you make it. These pictures are imitating in-between the two. 
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Step 1: Start with dry hair. Then spray all over with your favorite thermal protector, I like Wella or Kevin Murphy because they work well and both smell AH-Mazing! 
Step 2: Separate each layer of your hair starting with a mo-hawk section on the top of your head. Do this by grabbing some hair with your fingers, twisting, and clipping. (Like you were Jennifer Aniston in the 90’s but with smaller sections.) Like below.

Step 3: Your sections should be about  two fingers width and depth (like the diameter of a nail polish bottle) If you have thicker hair you may have to take less. Spray with a strong hold hair spray and curl each piece with a Babyliss 1 1/4 inch curling iron (or whatever you prefer). I suggest keeping the heat around 250 degrees, unless you want to make it onto Ellen like that cute blonde girl did! If you have coarse hair you can bump it up a little…. a little!!! Start from the top of the section, close the curling iron onto the hair close to the root, twist the curling iron around while opening and closing the “clamper” until you’ve reached the last 2 inches of hair and then remove the curling iron. Always leave out 2 inches, this makes the wavy look happen.

Step 4: If your hair tends to fall easy you can set it by pinning each hair up. Twist the hair into a circle going the same way as the curl and just push a bobby pin into it. You can also use double prong clips, but I bet most of you already have bobby pins if that works for you.

Why do I set curls? 

Because when the curling iron comes off of your hair your hair is hot. It’s going to fall easier with it still being hot. So if you pin your curls up while they are still hot they will cool down and stay all day. 🙂

Step 5: Continue these curls with each piece of hair. When you are done with the first horizontal section drop down the next. Until you have reached the top. If you are wondering which way to curl the hair I like to curl away from the face on the top of your head and the front sides. I will do all the other pieces away from the face and meeting at the very back or switch it up with every other one. You can take bigger pieces for a softer look or smaller pieces for a tighter curl/wave. You can even do different size pieces around all of your head to mix it up and make more of a messy, non-uniformed look.

Step 6: After you have curled and pinned all of your hair up leave it for about 3 minutes or even better, do your make up, make your lunch for the day, or whatever else you need to do before you leave. You can do another round of hairspray if you feel like you need some extra hold.

Step 7: Now take all your pins out and shake your head like you are on an Herbal Essence commercial. It helps if you say Yes!…. Yes! Ha ha. Just kidding, but feel free. If you want your look to be wavier you can run your fingers through it a bit while moving your hand horizontally from side to side as you go down your hair. Then spray those beautiful curls with some more hair spray and/or a texturing spray. Kevin Murphy’s Hair.Resort.Spray works the best for this and it smells like heaven on the beach.
See these are away from her face like Farrah Fawcett 🙂 ^^^
Step 8: Take a selfie and tag @britanymarshallbeauty on Instagram so I can see :). 

Thank you Katey McFarlan for being such a gorgeous model for me :)! 


XO,Britany

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