When it's time to refresh your make-up supply


Just like food, make-up products have expiry dates. Here's when to toss 'em and update your make-up supply.

Lipgloss

Lipglosses can last up to 18 months. Simply write the expiration date on the product with a Sharpie.

Foundation

Oil-free foundation will last up to 12 months, while cream compacts can be used up to 18 months.

Mascara

Mascara has a lifespan of just three months - really!

Buy one for each season, and toss the old one when the temperature changes.

Blush & Powders

Powder products like blush and bronzer last two years - as long as you're also cleaning and updating your brushes.

Eyeliner

While pencil eyeliners last two years, gel or liquid eyeliners should only be used for three months.

Lipstick

Toss old lipsticks after a year - any longer than this and they can pose a health threat.

Brushes

Brushes last up to two years, as long as you clean them properly - ideally, once a week.