So I am asked a lot "How do I know a product has gone bad??"
Well here are just a few tips and examples of when its time to let go....
1. Mascara. I can't stress enough how important it is to not keep your mascara longer then 6 months as it can gather a lot of bacteria and can irritate your eyes. For this reason don't waste your money on high end mascara go for cheaper drug store brand.
Top tip: Give the mascara a good sniff, if it smell like funky fish then it's best to let go.
Clean you mascara wands often to get the most out of your mascara.
2. Lipstick/Glosses/liners. Lip products need to be use in about a year, only if they are used and open.
Top tip: Check your make-up stash before opening new products to make sure you don't have some thing similar that needs to be used.
3. Foundations. Powder foundations (powders in general) can last for about two years where are liquid foundation last any where between one to two years. However if you haven't really been using and its been over a year you may consider throwing it away.
4. Eye-shadows. Cream shadows will last about a year or so. Powder shadows last for about 2 years.
Top tip: If you have found a cream that you love or you spent a lot on, try sampling it in a pot and keeping the original container tightly closed to prevent it from going off or gathering bacteria.
Give your make-up a fighting chance
Keep it out of direct sunlight.
Keep it in a cool dry dark place, meaning out of bathrooms that steam up.
Always keep the lid tightly closed.
Clean your make-up brushes regularly.
Try not to use finger tips to scoop out products, use a clean plastic spatula.