Thursday, August 25, 2011

Keep or Toss?

Do you know the expiration dates on make-up? So sad that I was going through my make-up kit and had to be real with myself and part with some items I like. Including a Chanel lipstick that was celebrating yet another birthday. I loved it too.  So much that I was saving it for special occasions and didn't use it as often as I should have! Note to self: Use my make-up! I am making a habit to really use everything I have now.

Here's a quick rundown of expiration dates for make-up...

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

Do you stick to these dates or are you a little lenient with expy dates?


  1. yes keep it nothing happens I always hear people say they throw the make up after some time I don't get it especially lipsticks its channel girl just start using it !!! you'll be good

  2. lol! Thanks!! I do want to keep it :)

  3. Oh boy...I hold on to things way too long, I guess. But now that I've started actually buying and wearing make-up...maybe I can get rid of the old stuff :)