Sunday, January 2, 2011

wondering about makeup shelf life ?

I got this question after I had posted a unreal collection vid of my makeup, here is my thoughts on it ... I do think it is important for mascara and think you need to sharpen you eye pencils reguraly... storage and how u apply your makeup is important too.. I would say clean brushes and clean hands. You will transfer germs from brushes or hands onto a cream makeup whatever it is and if you add a lid then the bacteria could grow.. but as far as powders ( eyeshadow powder foundations mineral ect) should last a long time with no worries Lipsticks tend to fade or change color if you hold onto them for so long but if they dont I always clean with achol (: the remcomended shelf life Concealer Up to 12 months.

Powder 2 years.

Cream & gel cleansers 1 year.

Pencil eye liner Should be sharpened regularly. Will last up to 3 years

Oil-Free Foundation: 1 year
Cream or Compact Foundation: 18 months
Concealer: 12-18 months
Powder: 2 years
Blush and Bronzer: 2 years
Cream Blush: 12-18 months
Powder Eye shadow: 2 years Cream Eye shadow: 12-18 months
Eyeliner: 2 years
Liquid eyeliner: 3-6 months
Mascara: 3 months
Lipstick: 2 years
Lip liner: 2 years
Lip gloss: 18-24 months
Nail Color: 1 year

now there are many different times alot of people say for one reason why I think ( having been in marketing ) is sales ! fist and major point is sales if you think its going to go bad you will rebuy another if you need to or not lets admit alot of us girls will not use a whole thing of makeup before buying another rather its as a backup or different shade package ect . this is to keep the market going and in the us at least everything has to have a shelf life but lets say if something does not sell at a store u never kno how long the store had it no date on it at all and if that store goes out of bussiness it goes to a outlet store like biglots or olies dollar tree ect... this product could have been to 3 different stores before you buy it and use it so you never kno how long really it is when you buy it i think if you handle it good you will get alot of use out of your makeup i kno alot will dissagree but take the info as you want thanks for reading be blessed

1 comment:

Jim said...

Hi, Amanda,

I know that for lipsticks, foundation etc cream and liquids, if it hasn't changed color and smell, its fine.
For powdery products like eye shadows and powder, they could last forever, becasue there is nothing in there bacteria can feed on.
And I change my mascara when it dries out.
Hope that was helpful.