It’s about time you cleaned out all your old makeup that has managed to permeate every inch of your precious bathroom cabinetry.
First things first, check the dates!
Most makeup has a shelf life, and that shelf life, like most quality ingredients, is not as long as you let it stay in place.
Here are your basic shelf life expectancies for products:
- Mascara 2-3 months
- Foundation (Moisturizing) 12-18 months, (Oil-Free & Concealers) 6-12 months
- 1 year for lip gloss, 2 for lipstick
- Powders 2 years
- Pencils 2 years
These are all according to the obvious rules, however, if you are using organic products you can bet they will expire a lot sooner.
Next thing to consider, when was the last time you used it?
Some people are collectors of beauty products. Every new trend, every new color, they’ve got it. But are we still sticking with shimmer lotions this time of year? We all know Summer was bright and shiny, but looks that are perfect for the hot months may not make the transition to Fall, and we are, after all, a few days away from September. If it hasn’t been used in four seasons, it is time to go!
Lastly, Is it good for you?
Is it good for your look?
Your products should accentuate the positives and/or conceal the negatives. Check that your foundation still matches your skin tone, or that you now need added moisturizer versus the oil-free from yesteryear.
Is it good for your skin?
Reducing chemical exposures in your beauty products will make your skin and body look better and age better. We’ve all lived through the mineral makeup phase, but there are only a few brands that have made it through the craze and standout. Jane Iredale, yes they have a beautiful palette and wonderful selection, but this product is also good for your skin!