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SPRING CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BAG

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Beauty products aren't meant to be kept forever and being that we're in a new season, it's time to "Spring Clean" your makeup bag or drawers.  And to help you get started here's a timeline on when to toss your most used cosmetics.

And here's a tip... using a Sharpie marker, date the bottom of all of your products on the first day of use as a timeline guide.

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Mascara lasts for 3 months. Date the bottom of it with a Sharpie upon "first" use as a timeline.

 
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Replace your lipsticks & glosses every 12 months. And dispose of them if they become dry & change color. And of course sharing is a no-no! Date the bottom of them with a Sharpie upon "first" use as a timeline.

 
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Liquid foundation (unopened) can last up to 2 years but once open and used it can last 6-12 months. Date the bottom of it with a Sharpie upon "first" use as a timeline.

 
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Just as mascara, eyeliner should be replaced every 3 months. Pencils should be wiped clean with 91% rubbing alcohol and THEN sharpened after each use. If not, bacteria can settle later causing an infection.

 
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Powder products such as blush and eye shadow can be kept the longest.  They can last as long as 2 years.  And don't forget to date the bottom of your products with a Sharpie upon first use as a timeline guide.