How long does your make- up last?

15 Sep

* Oil-Free Foundation: 1 year
* Cream or Compact Foundation: 18 months
* Concealer: 12-18 months
* Powder: 2 years
* Blush and Bronzer: 2 years
* Cream Blush: 12-18 months
* Powder Eye shadow: 2 years
* Cream Eye shadow: 12-18 months Eyeliner: 2 years
* Liquid eyeliner: 3-6 months
* Mascara: 3 months
* Lipstick: 2 years
* Lip liner: 2 years
* Lip gloss: 18-24 months
* Nail Color: 1 year

Tip: When you bring home a new item of make- up place a blank label on the bottom or side. When you open it place the expiration date according to the time line above.  That way every so often you can check your makeup for expiration just like the pantry!


One Response to “How long does your make- up last?”

  1. LBDDiaries September 15, 2010 at 2:58 PM #

    What an amazingly simple idea that I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of!! Thanks for sharing the timeline with me – I know some of mine is so far past it’s prime that I can’t believe it is still on the shelf!! My theory was that if it still smelled OK, it was fine – ewwww!

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