Happy Monday friends! Welcome back! Today I want to chat about something we all forget about…makeup expiration. I have personally used products WAY past their expiration date without even realizing it but here are some helpful hints to not let that happen!
Look for this symbol on all your beauty products!!
First off here is how long you can use a product for after you open it…
Liquid & Cream Foundations: 2 years
Concealer: 2 years
Powder: 2 years
Mascara: 6 months
Lipstick: 12- 18 months
Lip & eye Pencils: 12- 18 months
Eye Shadow: 2 years
Powder Blush: 2 years
Cream Blush: 2 years
Moisturizer: 2 years
Eye cream: 6 months
Sunscreen: 2 years
Face cream: 2 years
Tip 1: When you open the product write the expiration date in sharpie on the product.
Tip 2: Start an excel spreadsheet with all your products and write in the date you open them and they expire.
Tip 3: Write it in your ical/google calendar. Lets say you open a product on Jan 1 and it expires on July 1. Create a calendar event that will remind you the day it expires.
Tip 4: Beauty Keeper App. Yes, there is an actual app for this guys! You enter the product into the app and it will remind you/tell you when it expires. There legit is an app for everything.
Tip 5: New year- new makeup. Once or twice a year set yourself up with a makeup date. Go through your entire makeup collection and either toss, clean or keep everything. Therefore anything expired you can get rid of, anything new you can reorganize or anything used you can clean and refresh.
Thanks for reading friends! Let me know what you do when it comes to makeup expiration!