Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Do You Know What The Shelf Life of Your Makeup Is?

I think we all know by now that makeup does expire, but most of us aren't really sure when that is. Did you know that most makeup these days actually tells you on the back how long it is good for? Let's go through low long each product is good for.

  • Mascara= 3 to 6 months 
  • Cream Foundation= 12 months
  • Oil Free Foundation=12 months
  • Blush/Bronzer= 18 to 24 months
  • Powders= 18 to 24 months
  • Cream Blush= 6 to 12months
  • Lipstick= 12 months
  • Lipgloss= 12 months
  • Lipliner= 12 months
  • Eyeliner= 12 to 18months
  • Liquid Eyeliner= 6 months
  • Eyeshadow= 12 to 18 months
  • Nail Polish= 2to 3 Years (oops I'm guilty of 5+ years)
Now I'll show you what to look for when searching how long a particular product should be used. Flip your makeup over and look for the little picture of a container with an open lid. This symbol will tell you how long your product can be used once it has been exposed to air.You can find this little symbol on most products these days including lotions and certain hair care products. It's not always there so you should follow the common guidelines.

I hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by and reading. If you aren't already I would love for you to become a Follower of Kristy's Place Reviews.


  1. thank you letting us know the expiration dates of our makeup. Anna

  2. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!! Thank you for sharing with us. I've heard talk about it in the past, but never paid much attention to it.

  3. oh interesting! if i was being honest here i might say i have make up from, uh, well a long time ago! but some make like eye shadow, this doesn't bother me. for others like mascara and facial lotions, i like to make sure it's fresh, so i will look for these little dates! i had no idea about them! thanks so much! visiting from VB and a new follower.


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