Hello again everyone! I know I haven’t posted for a few days…I think I am going to be posting every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and probable occasionally during the weekends if I’m not too busy! Alrighty, as you can see by the title, this entry is all about tossing your makeup! Though many people refrain from doing it, it is quite necessary! I mean think about it, you are putting this stuff on your face! Anything that comes in contact with your skin should be in good condition.
Powder Face Products: By this I mean like translucent powder, powder foundation, powder bronzers, powder blushes, etc. These things can last multiple years as long as long as there is no buildup on the surface and it isn’t irritating your skin. *General Rule for ALL cosmetic products: “If it smells or looks funny in any situation, throw it away without hesitation”*
Eye Products: Eye products have different life spans depending on what they are. For liquid liner or mascara, trash it in 3-6 months. If it becomes dry, clumpy, or is deemed unacceptable by the General Rule stated above, in the dumpster it goes. Powder eye shadows can last up to four years as long as they aren’t contaminated with a dirty brush. Cream eye shadows can last about 12-18 months unless it has dried out. Any pencil eyeliners can last 2 years or more if sharpened regularly. Sharpening your eyeliner removes the previous layer of product and leaves a fresh, clean layer ready to use and uncontaminated. If you are ever to get an eye infection either scrub brushes forever or throw them out and toss any eye makeup that got contaminated (if you aren’t sure if it did, throw it out anyway)!
Lip Prodcuts: You can keep most of your lips products for around two years, unless you use them up before that. Lip liners can be kept until you use them up as long as you sharpen them regularly. If you use any of your lip products with a cold, flu, cough, or sickness and you might’ve infected it, toss it ASAP.
Liquid Face Products: As new makeup technology has been discovered, things like whipped/cream foundations, mouse blushes, and more have come out. Any face product that is a liquid based (cream, whipped, foam, mouse, liquid etc.) is good for a year or so unless it has been in contact with any bacteria or sicknesses.
Nail Polish: Unless you have a fungal infection your nail polish is good for multiple years. If it becomes watery, the consistency changes, or is deemed unacceptable by the General Rule stated above, throw it out!
Cosmetic tools: Makeup Brushes must be washed after one or two uses to keep from bacteria buildup and the spread of infections. Foundation sponges must be washed after each use and thrown away after around 5 uses. Nail care tools can be kept for multiple years as long as they haven’t become too worn down and cleaned (if they are a cleanable item… you can’t really clean a nail file). Once again, any tools that have been deemed unacceptable by the General Rule stated above or if they have come in contact with any infections, THROW THEM OUT!
Well, that was a mouthful! This entry was pretty long but I thought it would be helpful to many. With any questions that I didn’t address in this entry or if you need to contact me, the iMakeup Maniac for any reason email me at email@example.com.
Keep Calm and Buy Makeup,