Spring Cleaning: Your Makeup Bag Part 1

Now that I’ve adopted my awesome new morning routine, 6am seems a little nicer.  Even breakfast seems like a lovely affair of fuel and caffeine.  My breakfast fuel:

  • sliced pair sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice and warmed in the oven for one minute
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of cereal

All was good indoors, but outdoors – the weather outside was frightful.

I had already scheduled a series of SPRING cleaning your makeup bag posts when this happened:

Yesterday was the SLUSHIEST and coldest and most yuckiest day!  I did my darnedest to stay chipper.  On really yucky days I like to wear red or fuschia lipstick, colour is always good on a day like that.  Yesterday I cracked open a new tube of really bright pink, ahhhhhh so princess-ish (is that a word?)

Speaking of new lipstick (like the segue, I wasn’t even thinking of it when I opened the new tube) . . . let’s chat old makeup shall we?  I thought I’d take a break from the healthy skin videos to talk about a healthy makeup bag.

Here are the timelines for how long you should keep any of your cream of liquid makeup products for:

  • mascara: 3 months
  • liquid eyeliner: 3 months
  • pencil eyeliner: 1 year
  • lip liner: 1 year
  • foundation: 1 year
  • concealer: 1 year
  • lipgloss: 6 months
  • lipstick: 1 year
  • cream blush or bronzer: 1 year

Anything that’s liquid or cream are the worst offenders for housing bacteria.  If your product smells bad, changes colour, or changes consistency, then throw it out.  And of course, if you get an eye infection, throw out all of your eye products immediately.

Do you have any cream or liquid products that you need to go throw out?

** In case you realized that you have to throw out your entire makeup bag, it’s okay we’ve got you covered – head on over to A Healthy Happier Bear Blog where Ashley is giving away $300 worth of cosmetics .  You have until the end of today (Thursday) to enter her contest.

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