When Should You Throw Away Your Makeup…

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All of us buy makeup products continuously, but very few of us throw products away when we should!

So after reading today’s post, print out the page and stick it in your bathroom because you may be keeping your products for too long.

It’s important to keep track of when products are first opened because in cosmetics there is no requirement for an expiry date, so if your memory isn’t the best or you have too many products to count, then a bathroom sharpie is a must.

Looking out for signs of gloopy gloss, separating nail polish and smelly lipstick is a good way to start, however there are some guidelines that you can follow.

1. Foundation

Liquids, creams and mousses will last around six months before they need to be thrown away.

Powders, concealers, blush and bronzers will last a little longer and range from about 12-18 months at most.

Remember, your makeup sponges need to be washed after using and should been thrown away after one month of use.

2. Mascara

Mascaras should be thrown away every three- six months, if they last you that long.

3. Eyeshadow and Liner

Shadow and pencil liners will last roughly 18 months, while liquid eyeliners should be used for up to six months at most.

4. Lip texture

Lipstick and gloss can last up to 18 months while lip liners will last you one year.

5. Nail Polish

Nail polish will also last you about one year.


So there you have it, a possible answer to your skin problems and a great excuse to buy and try new things more frequently!

Mirenesse xx


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