don't forget to clean out your beauty products.
Remember that all of your makeup has a shelf life, just like other products. Here is a general rule of thumb:
- Mascara: shortest shelf life of all of your cosmetics, since the wand carries bacteria back into the tube each time you use it; replace every 3 months.
- Creams (including, shadows, blushes, concealers, foundations, and glosses): most of these products contain a lot of water, which also makes them a magnet for germs; replace every 6 months.
- Powders and sealed, unopened makeup: Low moisture in powder and unopened products (which should be stored in a cool, dry place) means that they are good to go for 2 years.
- Lipstick: Unless it begins to dry out, you are good to go for up to a year