Mascara, blush, foundation: how long do you keep your cosmetics?
1 / The powders (eyeshadow, blush, bronzer ...)
Lifespan: from 12 to 24 months.
Powders are water-free products that stay on top of our skin, so they can be used for up to 2 years after opening. Nevertheless, it is necessary to clean the brushes with which one applies these products to avoid the transfer of impurities of the face.
2 / Liquid and cream products (foundation, eye shadow, concealer, blush, highlighter ...)
Life time: 6 to 12 months.
Liquid products have a limited life span due to their composition. Formulated with water, they generally keep 6 months, beyond the risk of microbial contamination is increased. For those in contact with the mucous membranes, it is better not to play extensions to avoid infections and irritations.
3 / The eyeliner
Lifespan: 3 months.
In direct contact with the mucous membranes of our eyes, it is crucial to throw your eyeliner on time to avoid any ocular infection. Like our makeup brushes, liners are nests with bacteria on which dead skin, sebum and other impurities are deposited. Except that it is impossible to clean it! Result: the product gets dirty and becomes dangerous.
4 / The pencils (eyes, lips, eyebrows ...)
Life time: 2 years.
Also formulated without water, pencils are cosmetics that keep for a long time. However, since they also come in contact with the eyes and mouth, it is better to regularly cut or clean the mine to prevent bacteria from settling there.
5 / The mascara
Lifespan: 3 months.
For the same reason as eyeliner, mascara is discarded as soon as the date of consumption expires.
6 / The lipstick
Life time: 15 months.
Well maintained, a tube of lipstick can be kept long; it is especially the texture that will decide to get rid of it or not, since it can become drying and uncomfortable.
Read also :
⋙ Marie Kondo's tips for storing your beauty products
How to clean your makeup brushes
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