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Sure Signs It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Makeup

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Jun 08, 2016
Sure Signs It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Makeup

What’s worse than having to throw away a few of your fave makeup essentials due to their expiration date? If you have ever experienced the breakup between you and your most beloved makeup products, it’s apparent you feel my pain. We as consumers spend lots of money to feel and look our best from applying mascara to concealer but unfortunately using products long after their due date is a major health hazard for our skin. No more excuses ladies because you’ve been warned! But if you aren’t sure of the telltale signs then look no further.

According to dermatologist, Dr. Hadley King of SKINNEY Medspa, “The consistency of the product is going to change over time. They’re going to dry out, get clumpy, and not apply as smoothly. That’s true for everything from mascara to lipstick and foundation.”

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Mascara: Mascara should be replaced at least every three months but if it begins to smell like gasoline then remove it from your possession immediately. The mascara tube serves as a breeding ground for bacterial buildup that can lead to severe eye infections such as pink eye.

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Concealers: If your concealer begins to change in both color and texture, chances are it is time to say buh-bye! Generally, concealers last up to one year sometimes longer depending on whether or not it is a liquid base or stick tube. Don’t forget to always, always wash your hands before applying to your skin.

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Lipstick: Old hues can create rashes, irritation, and dark marks if still worn and applied after they have expired. Although they can last up to two years, if it smells stale, becomes dry, or has changed in texture, don’t hesitate to toss it away. 

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Eyeliner: Liquid eyeliners are meant to glide on smoothly without becoming dry or clumpy. If this happens, then you know what time it is! Another sign to keep in mind, if you notice a white speck on the tip of your pencil liner that you have tried to remove by sharpening or shaving it down get rid of it ASAP! Trust me; it will save you a trip to the ophthalmologist in the long haul.

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Blush: Here’s the thing if a gray film begins to form around the border of the product it is definitely a sure sign to “let it goooo, let it gooooo.” The best way to keep your blush in tip-top condition is to clean your brushes after every use.

For a quick cosmetics crash course check out the life expectancy of your beauty essentials below.

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