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When you see an expiration date you think of food you know milk, cheese, other assorted dairy products and food stuffs, but do you ever sit and think like, “Hmm I wonder when my makeup expires?” or “Let me check the date on this tune of mascara so I know when to throw it out.” No you never say or think that. I for one have kept make up for years. My mother is a makeup hoarder! But ladies it’s time to take some of that old make up and toss it to the side because it is most likely EXPIRED!

To help you out here’s a list of how long you should use and keep certain makeup.

Two to three months


Face Peels & Masks

Acne Pads

Nail File


Six months to a year

Liquid eyeliner

Liquid foundation


Acne creams & washes

Eye cream

Face wash


One to one and a half years


Cream eyeshadow

Face cream (Jar)


Bar soap

Shower gel

Eyebrow gel

Two years

Lip and eye pencils


Nail polish

Powder eyeshadow & blush

Powder foundation

Body lotion (Jar)

Scrubs (Jar)

Three years

Shampoo & Conditioner

Body lotion (Pump)




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