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WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF YOUR MAKEUP?
As soon as you open makeup its life and effectiveness decreases and bacteria begins to grow! Scary eh!
Cosmetics aren't required by law to have expiration dates, so you can't just look at the label to know when a product has expired. Experts vary in their guidelines, but all agree that mascara lasts the shortest amount of time and is the likeliest to cause infections, such as pink eye. Expiration dates are simply "rules of thumb" and a product's safety may expire long before the expiration date if a product hasn't been stored properly
Any cosmetic that changes texture, or smell, should be discarded immediately.
Makeup preservatives should kill common-use bacteria. But, as FDA studies show, a little bacteria is present in makeup before we buy it. As soon as you open your new product, airborne bacteria rushes in. Then you usually add bacteria by touching the product with unclean hands or with an unclean applicator or brush. At some point, aging cosmetics lose their effectiveness to fight bacteria no matter how careful you are when using it. But there are steps we can take to extend the shelf life of our cosmetics and protect ourselves from infections, like pink eye and skin breakouts.
In truth when cared for cosmetics last a VERY long time and with care and attention they can far out live the expiration on the box. Get into the habit of washing your make brushes every week. Use a product like beauty so clean to disinfect your makeup. I cannot stress the importance of this step alone.
Powder Lasts, in pressed form, up to 18 months with the loose variety lasting up to one year. Makeup sponges don't need to be thrown out but they do need to be washed every week. Use soapy water and allow them to dry naturally before you place them back in the compact to avoid encouraging bacteria. But once a sponge has lost it's original shape, smells off or is shredding at the edges, replace!
Blusher Has a shelf life of one year. Over time, they get cakey and dried out, making them difficult to apply, so toss them! Cream blushers will last longer, as the pigment and oils preserve them.
Concealer Has a shelf life of one year. Avoid using the concealer directly on the spot, as this can leave bacteria on the product and, when used elsewhere on the face, lead to further outbreaks. Instead use a short, pointed brush to dot the concealer over the spot, then clean the brush using Mac's brush cleanser.
Eye shadow Has a shelf life of one to two years for both powder and cream formulations.