We all have a general idea and understanding of when it’s time to get rid of certain makeup. It’s sad to see it thrown away, sitting on top of the wastebasket, but you know it has to be done. Sometimes you can tell by the consistency, other times it’s more of a guessing game. We’ve broken it down for you in simple laymen’s terms to keep you from playing and losing that (sometimes dangerous) game. With the help from some top beauty experts, here is a simple breakdown on your makeup’s expiration date.
Liquid Foundation and Concealer Lifespan: 8-12 months.
“Being a liquid means that germs love to live there,” expert makeup artist Ashley Donovan tells us. You’ll be able to tell it’s time to toss when the solution becomes watery and begins to separate. She explains that applying foundation or concealer that is past its prime can lead to skin irritations or breakouts.
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