I got asked at work recently, how long can you keep make-up for until it goes off? Well the answer got me thinking about what are the suggested lengths of time? First off, make-up is like food and once it allows bacteria in - it can go off and bacteria filled sponges or products can cause spots, infections and other nasty things. So here is a small run down of expiry dates for your make-up!
Powders and shadows: 2 years
Cream shadows: 12 to 18 months
Foundation: 1 year
Lipstick & lipliner: 1 year
Mascara & eyeliners: 3 months
Makeup brushes: Clean weekly using a mild detergent *
Makeup sponges: Replace weekly, or when sponge becomes soiled