When do makeup products expire?
It's important to know when it's time to toss your old makeup and restock. Keeping expired products around could be the reason why you're breaking out or experiencing skin or eye irritation.
Here are some of the *biggest* red flags to look out for in your makeup products along with the approximate shelf life of different products.
One of the biggest signs that your makeup has expired is if it's starting to carry a bad stench. Just think about how food starts to smell after a while—it's the same thing with makeup.
If the pigment in your eyeshadow, blush or bronzer isn't as vibrant as it used to be, it is definitely a sign that the product has expired.
The last major sign that your makeup has expired is if it doesn't feel the same as it normally does. Products tend to dry out and get crumbly if they have expired, and liquid ones tend to separate in the bottle. You *def* don't want to be putting products on your face that have a funky texture, because it could potentially cause a bad skin reaction.
The makeup time table
Lipstick: Expires after 24 months
Foundation and concealer: Expire after 18 months
Lip gloss: Expires after 18 months
Mascara: Expires after 6 months
Powder products: Expire after 18 months
Cream products: Expire after 18 months
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