sadly after only 3 months of opening your lip gloss you need to toss it! I think this is the hardest one for me. I buy lip gloss all the time, and have tons, so I only use one kind in particular every so often. I always switch up which lip gloss I’m using at the time, but never actually finish the tube! Also, lip gloss with a wand applicator is the quickest to go. The tube type applicator may be able to be kept a little longer. Thank goodness!
surprisingly lipstick can be kept for up to one year! So that’s reassuring! Although, I hardly wear lipstick, but I’m sure many of you do!
it’s crucial for you to throw this out after 3 months, you don’t want to mess around with growing bacteria in the tube, and then applying that bacteria to your eyes!! Could result in some dangerous problems!
Cream eye shadow- 3 months
Powder eye shadow- since it’s powder it can last up to 1 year
depends on if its oil or water based
Water based foundation- keep no longer than 6 months
Oil based foundation- will be good for at least 1 year, could possibly be kept up to 18 months!
So, I bet some of you have some cleaning out to do! Just look at it this way, since you have to get rid of some of your makeup it gives you a reason to go out and buy some new stuff!! Who doesn’t like buying new cosmetics? Keep in mind how long things will last when you are out and about buying new items though. You probably won’t need a lot of one particular item since you may not be able to go through so much before it’s time to toss it out!
I hope this was helpful! I know I learned a lot when I first heard about the life spans of my cosmetics!
Also, I want to know what makeup you girls most regularly buy/use? What’s your favorite lipstick, lip gloss? And all the other makeup items mentioned? Fill me in!!!
Have a wonderful day girls!