We are continuing our series on how long to keep your makeup. We have posted on foundation, concealer, and eye makeup, and today we are diving into your blushes and lip makeup. I would keep my blushes and lip glosses for way too long, and it ended up causing irritation and breakouts to my skin. While they can be easy to keep for longer that their expiration date, especially your lip makeup, it is better to go ahead and buy new products. A great way to keep your blush lasting fresher is to keep your makeup bag and brushes clean as well. Clean your makeup bag with an antibacterial wipe and brushes by swirling them into a mixture of water and Johnson’s & Johnson’s, letting them dry on a towel afterwards. Keep your makeup products out of the bathroom or any other moister rich room and out of direct sun light (don’t leave your makeup in the car).
Powder Blush – up to 2 years. You can tell if it starts to go bad if your powder becomes dry and flaky.
Cream Blush – 1 year. You don’t want to get your cream blush wet, so be sure to keep it out of your bathroom, and wait a few minutes before applying blush after foundation. Because wet cream blush can soak in bacteria and cause break outs and irritations really easily. A few signs your cream blush has gone bad are if the color changes to a grey, white, chalky film on top.
Lip Stick – 2 years. Lip stick lasts longer than lip gloss. You need new lip stick if it gets hard, changes color, texture, or smells stale.
Lip Gloss – 1 year. If your lip glossy is getting gloopy, sticky, and smells funny, you need to throw it out, and go shopping.
Lip Liner – 2 years. Like eye liner, if your lip liner starts to get a white film on the tip that will not go away after your sharpen your liner, it is time to throw it out.
Stay tuned for more on how long to keep your beauty products. We will be diving into lotions, nail polish, hair care, and more.
What are your favorite brands of blush and lipgloss?
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