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Even though we are so different in so many different ways, there’s one thing that I can pretty much guarantee a huge portion of us here have in common and that is our love for beauty products! We all love to get dolled up even if we don’t do it every day. I mean, what’s that Elizabeth Taylor quote? ” Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” Doesn’t that just make you feel so powerful and womanly? (Whatever “womanly” even means) But here’s the thing… if your lipstick is 3 years old you might as well just vomit before you even get to your second drink. Even if you can’t see or smell anything wrong with your lipstick, if it’s over 2 years old, chances are it’s crawling with all types of gross bacteria. It’s not just your lipstick though, everything in your makeup bag expires at some point, even your nail filer! Here is a complete list to help guide you through a complete makeup bag detox.

Make-up Bag Detox Guide:


Lip gloss: 1 yr

Lipstick: up to 2 years

Lip liner: up to 2 years


Mascara: 3-6 months

Liquid eyeliner: 6 months

Eyeliner pencil: 1 year

Eyebrow gel: 1 year

Eyebrow pencil: 2 years

Cream eye shadow: 6 months-1 year

Powder eye shadow: 2 years


Liquid foundation: 1 year

Concealer: 1 year

Powder: 2 years

Cream blush: 1 year

Powder blush: 2 years

Moisturizer: 1 year


Nail polish: 2 years

Nail filer: 3 months

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    Kathryn February 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Yes!Awesometips, I actually just went through my makeup the other day. Super important to do once a year


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