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When does Makeup Expire

You may have such questions as How Long Is Makeup Good for and How Long Does Makeup Last,or you may also seek several helpful information about How To Know When Makeup Is Expired. Besides,you may be interested in answers related to Expiration Dates for Makeup,too. Read more as following:

To know when makeup expires, you should know that certain makeup expires quicker than others. For example, eye makeup should be thrown out after three months. Other types of makeup can be a little bit longer, but you should not have makeup for more than a year.

How long is makeup good?

Lipstick-get rid if it changes smell or consistancy. Eyeliner, Mascara, Eyeshadow-3-6 mos(any longer and it breeds bacteria and could cause eye infections). Blush-1 yr. Foundation-1 yr.(sooner if it has a strange odor). Pressed Powder- 6mos-1 yr. Whe... More »

How Long does Makeup Last?

The conditions you store your makeup will effect how long they last. Try to keep them away from any extreme heat. You should replace your mascara every six months or so, and don't share it with others! Other types of makeup will last about a year if... More »

How to know when makeup is expired?

1. Keep track of when the product was bought. If you wish, you can put the date on it with a Sharpie. Also, avoid buying discontinued or expired cosmetics via. the internet. or discount stores- you never know how long the products have been in storag... More »

How to apply makeup?

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How to know when to retire expired makeup?

1. Lipstick: Lipstick can last up to eight months. You can use lipstick for years but the quality and safety is in question. 2. Concealer and Foundation: Many liquid foundations and concealers can last up to a year if kept in a cool, dark place with... More »

How long before makeup expires?

Only keep eye make-up for as long as follows. : Cream eye shadows: 12 months. Powder eye shadows: up to 2 years. Eye liner (pencil) 12 months. Eye liner (liquid) 3-6 months. Mascara: 1-3 months. Keep lip products for as along as. : Lip liner: 12 mont... More »


  1. Dan Reply:

    I bought my fave lancome mascara today on sale, I bought two for £16, woo!

    They have 6months expiry but is that from the date of opening ie if I opened one today it will expire 6 months from today, but will the unopened one expire too?

  2. Tekere Reply:

    I bought a lot of makeup on sale like Cover Girl Liquid Foundation for a fraction of what it usually cost, nearly out of date. Anyway, is that the best way to prolong the expiry date and still use it?

    What about unopened eye shadows and mascara?

  3. Ah Man Da Reply:

    Like how long should you keep using the same old makeup before it gets bad?
    how do you know when your makeup isn’t good anymore and you need to throw it away? like a year, 5 months what?

  4. Ice Reply:

    I’ve read/heard several times now that you need to get rid of eye makeup (liner, shadow, etc.) every six months. Since some of it is so expensive, I can’t help wondering if this is a scheme to get us to buy more. So, how often do you need to buy new stuff if you don’t run out of it?

  5. Gabrielc97 Reply:

    How to build up your makeup collection and how to store it?
    I LOVE makeup. I don’t have many products. I want lots of more high end and drugstore. How to build it up and how to store it and also how to make money

  6. Jeraco Reply:

    I have some opened makeup products and was wondering what their shelf life is. By the way, is it bad for your skin to use old makeup? Anyway, I was wondering about mascara, eye liner, lip gloss, as well as facial cleansers and moisturizers. Thanks so much!

  7. Caleb Reply:

    What makeup brushes do you recommend for foundation, powder, blush, highlight and eye makeup. There so many to choose from so what do you suggest?

  8. Sreekesh Reply:

    I found some makeup in my drawer that I have not used in years. I found lipsticks, eye shadows, and lip glosses from Clinique and Victoria’s Secret, (which is probably why I hung onto them). Would they be safe to use after sitting in a drawer for 5+ years? Or should I just toss them?

  9. Chelsi Reply:

    I have had my makeup for a while, but i didn’t know it could expire until just recently. Also, what happens to makeup when it expires??

  10. I Ride ’em Ponies Reply:

    I came across an old container of Bare escentuals makeup that has expired. I am curious of what effect it will have on the skin since it is not regular makeup?

  11. Rachel M Reply:

    do the makeup products get expired according to manufacturing date ORR when we opened the product packing?

  12. Lady Moo Reply:

    I have this unused makeup that expired June 2007. It looks like it is in good condition, but is it safe for my skin? I have very sensitive eye skin, so should I trust it?

  13. Brodie Reply:

    I accidentally left the cap to my concealer open for like 2 DAYS.
    I heard makeup can expire so does this mean my concealer isnt good anymore!?!?!

  14. Guppy Reply:

    Because makeup does expire so they cant hold on to it forever.
    Do the company’s sell them to a discount store?

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