Do You Throw Away Some of Your Makeup After a While?

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For those of you that have alot of makeup and don't use it all the time how do u make sure nothing goes bad? Do u go through it and throw things away like ur suppose to or do u just swing it and hope for the best? Lol 

Mar 24, 2012

Sydney P.

In my opinion as long as you store everything properly and keep it in its packaging, nothing really needs to be thrown away except for mascaras and some eyeliners because they do dry out. Obviously everything goes bad after a certain point but i think the whole "you need to throw something away after a few months" is bogus. I think it's obvious when something needs to be thrown out, your makeup doesn't come with an expiration date for a reason. Obviously if you don't use it throw it away or give it away but if your favorite blush is months old and its going fine no need to throw it away.

Mar 24, 2012

Cynthia N.

I found a guide in "In Style" May 2011. Nail polish toss after 1 yr (fading and color separation) , mascara-3 months (bacteria and NEVER pump your mascara adds air and bacteria), sunscreen-1 yr (loss in effectiveness) , face creams-6-9 months (bacteria and product breakdown), fragrance 2y (oxidation casing sent changes). Hope it was of some help. Good rule of thumb, haven't used in in a year ,toss it and get new. Cheers!

Mar 24, 2012

Laura J.

of course of course :D maybe twice a year I go trough my make-up collection and throw all the out of date products away :P and of cours when they start to smell bad or I don't just use them anymore.

I've done it with quite a few lipsticks. Mostly Maybelline, Loreal, etc. A lot of drugstore lipsticks especially the tested on animals ones, ha. I was very rarely using them anyway, if at all, so there was no point in keeping them. Same with some eyeshadows and other products.

Mar 24, 2012

Nora O.

I was reading this book called "Perfumes: The A-Z Guide" by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez. According to it when stored in dark a perfume can last up to 200 years. “A small number of perfumes seem to take a turn for the worse after a couple of years, but the majority we have collected seem to have no expiration date.” A quote from the book.

Mar 24, 2012

keri k.

i mostly through away lipglosses and mascara when i have had them for a while

Mar 25, 2012

Shelly T.

I agree with Sydney. When something's gone bad, you'll know. The consistency will change, it'll start to smell, whatever. You'll know.

Mar 25, 2012

Sarah C.

That is good to know Nora, I will stop storing my perfumes on the window seal. I use old makeup all the time, but ever since I dumped my old collection when I have moved I have made it a habbit to allways use sanitary brushes. I don't think i would throw something out untill it is unsalvagable, or ticks me off. I exchange make up anually with my sister too.

Mar 31, 2012

Simera H.

I always throw away my mascaras every 3-4 months. 

Mar 31, 2012

Joi K.

Throw Makeup away???? NEVER ! lol okay okay maybe some mascara cause it does dry out but that for me is usually after a year or two and maybe some gel liners they dry out too but eyeshadow ............forget about lol I am a eyeshaow hoarder sad but true and lip glasses and lip sticks I always buy those so I never get to use them all up so I end up with tons of stuff but I love it ! Makeup is my one serious addiction ! :-)

Mar 31, 2012

Gennett M.

So far I have not had to throw anything away in my collection because I use my products up anything I don't find myself using I usually give it away. I try not to over buy things like liquid or cream based products so I won't have to throw them away. 

Mar 31, 2012

Hannah G.

Well if your mascara dries out add water to it and shake it up and let it soak it 

I've only ever tossed out lip glosses that have gone rancid with a smell or separated. Mascaras I tend to use up in about 4-6 mos. depending on how frequently I use them. Everything else stays with me until I decide to hand it down to the bf's little sister.  =)

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