Makeup Tips

Most of us can probably agree that we have kept some of our makeup for way too long.  The truth of the matter is, makeup does not last until WE get ready to get rid of it.  It goes by its own time frame.  And we’ve decided to help you get the answers you need to that pressing question:  “How long is too long to keep my makeup?”

It is important to throw away old makeup after it has served its purpose for way too long.  The same importance goes along with cleaning and replacing your makeup applicators to prevent infection.


Beauty begins with foundation.  Make sure you get a foundation to match your skin color on your jawline and not your Do not keep liquid foundations longer than four to six months.  Powder foundations can be kept for as long as a year.


Blushes can enhance the natural beauty of your cheeks.  Powder blushes can be kept for a year.

Eye Shadow:

Play up the mysterious beauty of your eyes with eye shadow, but remember, a year to two years is the time limit for eye shadows.


It is easy for bacteria to settle in mascara, which can lead to the possibility of eye infection or irritation.  When trying to keep up a beauty routine, the last thing you need is an eye infection!  Mascara needs to be replaced every four weeks.


This item may last up to three months, but if it has an unusual odor, throw it out.

Makeup Pencils (Eye Liner, Lip Liner, etc.):

Sharpen your pencils before each use and keep the caps on all of them and they should last up to six months.

Keeping your makeup tools clean will also help your makeup last for its maximum time.  Now that you know how long you should be keeping your beauty products, it’s time to clean out that makeup bag!

Author: Nicolle

Nicolle is a hair enthusiast that has always enjoyed reading hair care books and Black hair style magazines and likes to stay informed on the latest fashion trends. She has been natural for several years and loves the versatility of natural hair.

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