Is your makeup expired?
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
- 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. 🙁
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.
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.
hmmm… I feel like I shouldn’t have to say much on why your lip products could have bacteria.
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.
If you have any other questions or suggestions on what kind of tutorials and some info you are wondering email me at email@example.com or comment below! Have a great weekend!
BMB Makeup | Nutraluxe Lash MD