Makeup Shelf Life

As I prepare for my next adventure, it seems like a good time for me to go through my makeup. Here are some makeup shelf life guidelines. ❤

Living Out Loud

In the spirit of spring cleaning; let’s talk about makeup.  Whether we would like to believe it or not makeup does have a shelf life and hanging on to makeup for too long can have harsh consequences.  The product may reformulate and bacteria will begin to grow.

The last thing I need is for my makeup to make me sick so let’s take action and de-clutter our makeup collections.

Makeup Shelf Life according to Bobbi Brown:

  • Blush- 2 years
  • Eyeshadow- 2 years
  • Eyeliner- 1 year
  • Liquid Foundation- 2 years
  • Moisturizer- 2 years
  • Powder- 2 years
  • Lipstick- 1 year
  • Lipliner- 1 year
  • Brow Pencil- 1 year
  • Concealer- 2 years
  • Sponges- 6 months (wash after every use)
  • Mascara 6 months

*Wash ALL brushes every few weeks

*Immediately discard any makeup that is broken, in a broken container, or missing a lid.

With that in mind I proceeded to open every single drawer…

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