Saturday, 8 May 2010

Caring for your Makeup

Examining your makeup, skin care products and even hair products is something that many people forget to do but that is very important. I think depending on the size of your collection you should have a quick clear out every month. First you should bin everything that is broken or that has a missing lid. There are little travel cased which you can get in drugstores which would be great for putting unfinished products which you have lost the lid to, but do this as soon as you lose the lid.

Makeup also has an expiration date which appears on the packaging of every product you buy. The sign looks like the one below and the ‘M’ stands for months.

Here is a rough guide for how long you should have your makeup for but it’s just common sense, if the smell or colour has changed throw it away and if you have had it for longer than the time below it has most likely expired so also bin it.

Creams and liquid foundations: 12-18 months
Powders and powder blushers: 2 years
Concealer: 12-18 months
Mascara: 4 months
Lipstick: 18 months
Lip and eye pencils: 18 months
Eyeshadow: 2 years
Cream blush: 12-18 months
Moisturizer: 12-18 months
Eye creams: 6 months
Sunscreen: 1 year (the protection lowers the longer it has been open)

Hope this helped, what are your tips for looking after your makeup?
Sabrina X

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  1. Ooooh great post, prevention is the best cure and all that :)
    My tip is: Never pump your mascara wand in and out of the tube as this will only dry the product out.
    Also, if you keep your nail polish in the fridge, it will stay in better condition that room temp and will be smoother to apply xxxxxxx