Sunday, November 18, 2007

How long should we keep our makeups?

I was so shocked to know the real answers to all these. I dumped quite a fair bit of my cosmetics today. So how about you? When was the last time you dumped those lipsticks, blushers...? For those cosmetics that did not indicate expiry date, it is best that you jot it down so that you can estimate the lifespan of your cosmetics.


So far lipsticks is one of the make-up that have longest life-span. Lipsticks cannot be kept more than 2 years. It is very easy to distinguish when to throw away lipsticks and one should stop using to prevent any side effects. You should stop using the lipstick when it taste or smell waxy.


Some as long as three years because most powders don't have water.

~Liquid Foundation/Cream Foundation

One year. If it is unopened, it can be kept for maximum 2 years. If the smell or texture starts to change, it is time to buy a new one.


Mascara have the shortest lifespan. 3months to 6 months. ( I was so sad when i heard this and i dumped quite a few today, heartpain, sobz..sobz). As our eyes are the most delicate and sensitive, so it is best to discard it after 3-6 months because every time when we use the mascara, we are contaminating it because our eyes are warm and wet and this can cause bacteria

~Eye Shadows

A year. 2 years for those unopened. If color or smells change, same thing "Throw away".

~Eye Cream

3 - 6 Months.

So is it time for you to clear your old cosmetics? Get rid of those that you should...