Your long-term make-up products can be risky.

Using outdated artifacts can damage your skin. For example, an expired lipstick may cause an allergic reaction on your lips. That’s why the expiration date is very valuable in make-up tools, as it is in everything else. But remember, the date the make-up tool was produced is not valuable, but the date you opened the package and used it.

How to read the expiration date on make-up materials?

If you’re wondering what the expiration date of a makeup item is, here’s an easy analysis technique for you. All make-up materials have an open jar picture on the reverse side. This sign, which means how much should be used after opening; It also allows you to calculate how long you can use it.

So what should we do to use our make-up tools for a long time?

  • If an artifact is starting to develop a scent in a significant way, it’s time to go. Make sure all your creations are covered after use and store the makeup in a cool, dry place.
  • Storing makeup items in different environments (like lipstick in the fridge) can keep them fresh after their expiration date.
  • One other thing to keep in mind: don’t “pump” the mascara stick in and out of the tube. All you do is make the artifact come into contact with air which causes it to deteriorate faster.
  • Pencil eyeliners and lip pencils last longer when sharpened regularly.
  • If you have trouble remembering exactly how long you’ve used an artifact, write the date you opened it under the box with a permanent marker for easy reference.
  • It can be even more difficult to recognize that make-up tools that don’t have an exact expiration date, such as sponges and brushes, deteriorate. Make-up brushes and sponges need to be cleaned regularly in order to use them for a long time. For example; While make-up sponges should be cleaned daily, washing all of the brushes once a week will prolong their use.

When to throw away make-up materials

  • Powder works:2 years
  • Cream eyeshadow and blush:12-18 months
  • Oil-free foundation:1 year
  • Cream compact foundation:18 months
  • Concealer:12-18 months
  • Lipstick and lip liner:1 year
  • Lipgloss:18- 24 months
  • pencil eyeliner:2 years
  • Liquid or gel eyeliner:3 months
  • Mascara:3 months