Tuesday, March 20, 2012
To toss or not to toss? That is the question.
How long do you keep your cosmetic items?
That's a simple question but must be examined because keeping products past their expiration dates can lead to nasty, yucky stuff like infections.
This article from Good Housekeeping breaks down the expirations.
Here's how long I keep my products:
-Mascara: 3 months. I'm scared of pink eye so I get rid of these babies after three months. I'll toss the small sample mascaras after a month of use.
-Lip gloss: I use lip gloss a lot and will finish a tube in about two to three months.
-Shadow: About one year. I usually make nail polish out of my shadows if I lose interest in them.
-Polish: 1-2 years. When I'm coming up on this time frame, I'll use my old polishes for craft projects.
-Eyeliner: I sharpen after every use. Every single use!
-Make-up brushes: I clean after every use. Again, every single use!
What about you? When do you get rid of your products?