Here are 4 signs to look out for when it's time to declutter your makeup stash. Enjoy!
1. Your Makeup Has Been Sitting On Your Vanity Since Forever
Or worse still, hidden in the drawers. Ask yourself this, would you feel comfortable slapping a dollop or two from a 5-year-old liquid foundation on your face or drawing a slick winged eyeliner with a liquid eyeliner you bought (and opened) eons ago? Any logical soul wouldn't. Think of it like how you wouldn't eat a 1-month-old burger.
Even though your makeup products may look like they're as good as before when they were spanking new, they may have already gone bad.
And this is especially so if your products have a lot of moisture in them. As a general rule of thumb, the more moist your makeup product is, the shorter its shelf life.
Also, if the colour, consistency or smell has altered, throw it out!
Here's a rough guide to how long your makeup product is good for after opening:
Mascara: 2-3 months
Liquid concealer and foundation: 6-12 months
Lipstick: 2 years
Lip gloss: 1 year
Nail polish: 1-2 years
Powder makeup such as blush, eyeshadow and foundation: 2 years
Fragrances: 6-18 months
2. You Aren't Reaching For Some Of Your Products At All
Regardless whether it's that Chanel cult foundation that all Hollywood celebrities love or that Revlon lipstick in an odd shade of pink that washes you out each time you attempt to shower it with some love, you know it's time to bid it goodbye if it isn't the one you reach for when you're dolling up. Why keep makeup products if you don't use them? Read more on herworldplus.