March 20, 2015

spring cleaning - makeup bag edition.

Happy first day of SPRING! I am beyond excited that winter is behind us and we have sun and warm weather to look forward to! This time of year is usually reserved for cleaning your windows, your closets... but what about your makeup bag? Cleaning out your makeup bag is important in keeping things fresh and (you looking your best), and what better time than Spring to give your makeup bag an update. Out with the old and in with the new!

Here is a handy chart from that outlines the lifespan of our beloved cosmetics. If it's past the recommended keep time (or you can't remember when you bought it... i'm looking at you lipgloss with the name worn off) it's time to replace it.

Some of these dates are a guideline, but keep in mind - powder products tend to be safer to keep longer than two years, but mascara is a must-replace every three months due to the sensitive nature of our eyes and the perfect conditions for bacteria to build up in the tube. Here's a tip to help you remember: when you open your new mascara take a marker and write the date of opening on the package and keep this in your makeup bag or drawer, or if you're tech-savvy, set a reminder on your smartphone for 3 months from the purchase date to buy a new one!

Who regularly cleans out their makeup bag? Let me know in the comments below! 

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