This was published on iVillage. It was requoted in an article by Chrissy Dolezal.
Maybe this will help.
"Thank you to iVillage for the article, Are your cosmetics past their use-by date? by Eva Gizowska. The following is a simple guideline to follow when you are cleaning out your makeup bag.
Oil-Free Foundation: 1 year
Cream or Compact Foundation: 18 months
Concealer: 12-18 months
Powder: 2 years
Blush and Bronzer: 2 years
Cream Blush: 12-18 months
Powder Eye shadow: 2 years Cream Eye shadow: 12-18 months
Eyeliner: 2 years
Liquid eyeliner: 3-6 months
Mascara: 3 months
Lipstick: 2 years
Lip liner: 2 years
Lip gloss: 18-24 months
Nail Color: 1 year
If you are using natural cosmetics, these should be thrown out sooner. Regular cosmetics contain ingredients that do help prolong shelf life. But of course natural cosmetics do not. Please check with your favorite natural store for the information on the cosmetics you love"
Just so there's no confusion, I have quoted the above article, and given credit to author as previously published on the internet. I was checking this out myself a few weeks ago, as I was cleaning out my makeup drawer.
Hope this is helpful.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
(SPRING HAS ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH)
If you keep your brushes clean the product will last for years, assuming you don't use it on a daily basis.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago