When to Pitch Old Cosmetics

As a busy mom, I don’t always have the time to go thought my makeup and see what’s bad. But, I really try to take the time about once every 4 to 6 months to go through and pitch what’s no longer good. So, I’m going to give the telltale signs of good products gone bad. Today, I’m sharing When to Pitch Old Cosmetics.

When to cosmetics expire


Scent Changes

Does the product smell sour?

Or just off?

Color Changes

Is the product yellow or brown?

The formula separation

If you see a top layer of liquid on you product pitch it!

(With the exception of nail polish)

Keep it or toss it

Foundation: Up to two years

Lip products: two years

Mascara: three months

Face powder or blush: two years

Nail Polish: One year

Anti-aging or acne treatments: three months to a year


These are just a few tips to help with the aging of beauty products.

Store fragrance and cosmetics away from direct sunlight and excessive heat.

Make sure to close bottles tightly to slow the oxidation process

Store your nail polish in the refrigerator






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