OMG! DO MAKEUP PRODUCTS EXPIRE????
People think that makeup products do not expire and they could use it forever. But this isn’t true. Makeup products expire after a certain amount of time and must be replaced by new makeup products.
Applying expired makeup on your face has some disadvantages:
It can cause allergies
It can cause acne
It can cause irritation
So now Let us know the expiry date of different makeup products:
Life of mascara is maximum 1 year. Mascara is in liquid form so the probability of contamination of mascara with bacteria and other germs increases. What you have to do is don’t dip your mascara wand again and again in the bottle. It increases the amount of air going inside the product which can spoil your mascara.
Life of kajal is 1 year. If we apply expired kajal on our waterline, it can cause irritation and eye infection. If we use retractable kajal pencil, the chance of bacteria growth increases. Therefore the use of sharpener pencil is advisable because each and every time we sharpen the pencil, the pencil gets cleaned.
The life of eyeliner is 1 year. Sometimes, we observe some lumps and uneven consistency of our eyeliner. These are the signs that your eyeliner is expired and it is a time to buy a new one.
The life of an eye shadow is 1.5 years. Although, eye shadows are dry, you need to use them within 1.5 years of its expiry date.
Lipstick is the most important makeup product in our vanity. It is essential to check the expiry date of our lipsticks. The life of a lipstick is maximum 2 years. Applying expired lipstick on your lips, can make your lips dry and dark.
Foundation and concealer:
The life of a foundation and concealer is maximum 1 year. Applying expired foundation can cause pimples and breakouts.
The shelf life of a lip balm is 1 year.
The Shelf life of a compact powder is 2 years.
The shelf life of a powder blush is 1.5 years. But the shelf life of a cream blush 1 year.
10. Nail polish:
The life of a Nail polish is maximum 1 year. Lumps and thick consistency are the signs of an expired nail polish.
11. BB cream:
The shelf life of a BB cream is year. Make sure you don’t store your products under direct sunlight. Store it in a dark place.
So these are the shelf lives of different makeup products.
Don’t hoard your makeup products for years and years.
Treat them the way you treat expired food. But at the same time, do not invest in expensive products.