So, your favorite shade of lipstick travels with you everywhere you go and your more attached to your mascara than you are your boyfriend. Well, if it’s been over six months, it may be time to cut ties.
Just like food, makeup will spoil, grow mold, and serve as a petri dish for bacteria. If you’ve ever had pink-eye, your mascara or eyeliner may be to blame. How about a cold sore? Yup, you can probably blame that on your lipstick. And if you share your cosmetics-which is a big No, No- your severely increase your risk of infection.
So, when should you throw away your makeup?
Toss your mascara after 6 months.
Cream foundations, liquid foundations, concealers, cleansers and moisturizers should all be tossed after 8 months.
It takes about a year for loose powder, pressed powder, blush, eyeshadow, lipstick, lipgloss, and toner to go bad.
Your eye and lip pencils can last up to 18 months if you keep them sharp. Sharpening your pencils not only makes for a better application but it also removed the top layer of color that may be riddled with bacteria.
If any of your cosmetics smell bad or taste funny, toss them away immediately. You wouldn’t eat a smelly tuna fish sandwich would you? Well then, don’t use smelly makeup.
And finally, remember to clean you brushes and sponges regularly. Clean utensils equal a clean face. And a clean face is simply beautiful!
[source: style elite]