Its that time of year again New Year… new year new me. Its a time of year that everyone makes their new year resolutions , to join the gym, to give up smoking, to eat healthier, to get into a routine well why not make one of your new years resolutions to clear out your makeup bag and brushes.
We all have that one bottle of perfume or favourite nail varnish that we have had for what seems like years, when was the last time that you checked through your makeup bag. Well make that your new years task for your self… yes that may mean parting with that lipstick that is perfect for every outfit but its time.
If you’re not convinced that updating your makeup bag is that much of a health hazard, you’re not alone. According to a British study some women keep their make-up for up to six years after their expiry date, and 70% of women never clean their makeup brushes. So what are the expiration dates of makeup products.
The life of your foundation depends on its ingredients. A water-based product will last up to 12 months, while oil-based foundations will make it to 18 months because oil is a natural preservative. So make sure to check your makeup box. You can extend the life span of your foundation by storing it somewhere cool and dry and always make sure to clean your brushes this will help keep bacteria at bay. You can purchase a new foundation here
Mascaras have a much shorter expiration date due to bacteria build up as they are used on our eyelashes. If you use your mascara everyday then it will need replacing every 3 months, however if you only use your mascara occasionally then it will need replacing every 6 months. Here’s a little makeup tip for mascara too, if your mascara starts to go dry just add a couple of drops of baby oil and shake in and your favourite mascara will be making your lashes look fantastic in no time. You can purchase a new mascara here.
Lipsticks and lip gloss’s can last 12-18 months if used correctly this is because they don’t hold much bacteria. However in the hot summer months keep your colours in the fridge or somewhere cool so that the lipstick stays party perfect even in the heat. You can get your new years colours here.
By Lauren Taylor
Independent Sales Leader with Avon Cosmetics