Who can resist a newly opened, fresh eyeshadow? Don’t you love the feeling when you make your lashes happy with new mascara? What about the clean, unused makeup brushes? Makeup products can be addicting, for sure, and sometimes we cannot resist coming back for more. But what happens to the makeup products that we bought ages ago, which are rotting in the bottom of our makeup bags? Did you know that your mascara literally has an expiration date? We searched about the duration and the expiration date of some makeup products for you.

1.Mascara: 6 to 8 months

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Mascara is one of the most essential parts of the makeup. Honestly, it is like a magical wand! With big black, brown or even blue lashes, you wouldn’t even to ask twice. We found out that most of the time, the duration of using mascara 6 months. However, some experts say that it can also be used for up to 8 months. It is also good to mention that using and having the mascara on for a long time may cause allergy in the eyes and even eyelashes to fall out! Beware of the bad smell, dried out texture and lumpy finish of the mascara!

2.Lipstick: 2 to 3 years

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Now that is a must, yes? Lipsticks are our little lifesavers. They make our lips perfect, and there are so many shades of lipstick so you never get tired of trying new ones. Unfortunately, lipsticks that do not have a common or reliable brand name on are considered to be in the list of products that frequently cause skin cancer. That is why you should always make sure that you know the brand and the quality of the lipstick before buying it. Generally, lipsticks last for 2 to 3 years. In summer, lipsticks may have a thin, liquid layer on top of them, but it happens only because of the weather. Also, you can use not-so-dry lipsticks with a lip-gloss by applying it with your fingers. If your lipsticks are really dried out, please do not use them!

3.Eyeshadow: 1 to 2 years

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With hundreds of shades, who can say “no” to a nicely pigmented eyeshadow? But be careful, eyeshadows last only for 1 to 2 years. You can understand an expired eyeshadow by its dryness and cracks on top of it.

4.Eyeliner: 6 to 12 months

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Different wings, hot looks, all thanks to eyeliners. Lining the eyes is almost essential in every makeup look. Did you know that liquid eyeliners expire in 3 to 6 months? Make sure that you are not using dry, solid and lumpy liquid eyeliner. Eyeliner pens, on the other hand, last longer compared to the liquid ones, extending to 6 to 12 months.

5.Foundation: 1 to 2 years

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A good base can pull of everything, right? Foundation is really important in even daily makeup routines. It is used for hiding scars, redness and other skin problems, as well as for correcting the skin pigmentation and texture. But it should not be forgotten that using too much foundation may cause serious problems on the skin because it actually clogs the pores. Even the unused foundations do not last more than 2 to 3 years. If you buy a new foundation, but it is divided in two parts (like the foundation is on the bottom, whereas there is an oily part on it), do not use it. Generally, foundations last not more than a year. Powder foundations are generally considered healthier and long lasting compared to liquid foundations. Powder foundations can be used for 3 to 4 years, and for 2 years after they are opened. Make sure that you wash your makeup sponge after every makeup when you use powder foundation to prevent them from bacteria.


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