When does makeup expire

In no case, Makeup should be compared to milk, but that does not mean that beautifying products does not have an expiration day.
It is important to know when the life of your beauty products comes to end in order to take care proper care of them.
The problem in this situation is that not all of them have written the exact expiration date on the package.

Each cosmetic product has a shelf life, which should be given the greatest attention. Once a product is opened, and start using bacteria invade and contaminate the product, which in turn has an adverse effect on the skin.

Every woman, even those who rarely put makeup, have at least basic makeup products, which stands in the dressing quite some time. The woman herself sometimes does not remember when has acquired a lipstick or cream. She decided to use it again and then comes the surprise. Puffy face or rash is the least that can happen to you too. If you want to know how long you should use a product and when to throw away, here are the answers to these questions:


With proper care, quality of lipstick can last up to two years. If however,
it has an odor or has formed droplets on the surface, you should immediately discard it!

Average life of most lipstick: 6 months to 1 year

-Face powder and Blush

To prevent ingress of bacteria and other microorganisms in your face powder and blush it is better to
clean the sponge or makeup brush with which you apply the product as it is the main link between compact and your face.
If the texture of the product changes it color or texture it is also a sure sign that it’s time to part with it and buy a new one.

Average life of most powders: 6 months to 2 years


Your foundation waterborne are a wonderful environment for breeding bacteria.
Over time and exposure to the sun or heat, the consistency and texture change.
Another sign that you need to replace the ointment is the emergence of unusual odor or color.

Average life of most of most foundation: from 6 months to 1 year


The mascara is probably one of the most used beauty products. Almost every woman has one in her makeup stash.
Mascara contains volatile substances for which it dries faster and this is the reason why this product has the shortest shelf life.
If you notice that your mascara already crumbles or smells strange, throw in the trash bin.

Average life of most of most mascara: from 3 to 6 months

-Nail Polish

When the nail polish is too thickened or when the texture became layers that do not disappear even after you shake the vial stable, his life is over. After three years of use, even the best nail polishes are not fit for use anymore. Dilution with nail polish remover only changes the intensity of the color and texture. If the texture of your nail polish is rarer than you need it and does not look good when applied, you need to throw it away.

Average life of most of most nail polish: from 2 to 3 years


Eyeshadows are among the beauty products with the longest shelf life. Still, if you feel any discomfort after putting them on your eyelid, just don’t use them anymore and throw them in the bin.
When your Liquid eyeshadows become too sticky it is definitely time to say goodbye.

Average life of most of most eyeshadows: from 2 to 3 years

-Face Cream 
For Face creams shelf life ranges between six and twelve months, depending on whether you use a jar,
tube or bottle with a pump. The cream in the jar should be used only with clean hands. The expiry date is indicated on each package.
Creams are usually with no strong preservatives and their life is only three months.

Average life of most of most face creams: from 3 to 6 months


The truth is that we should be approaching carefully to this issue because any negligence can bring you health problems such as allergic reactions, eczema, eye irritation, acne, skin irritation, and others. Most cosmetic products which had already expired,
have changes in the texture, they have a strange odor or different from their original color. Proper storage of makeup is an essential condition to be preserved longer and do not damage the skin. Make sure that your makeup stash is well placed in a dark, dry and low-temperature storage.


Let us know in the comments below when do you throw away your beauty products.

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