Saturday, 1 May 2010


Beautiful people... I'm slowly falling more and more en amour with Make-up :) (Mac is winning the contest of brands in my make-up bag @ the mo!) Who would have known...a year ago i only owned a tub of vaseline!

Anywho word has's not cool to hoard onto the stuff we love the most... sorry ladies but food isn't the only thing with an expiry date!

Time to make friends with the new make-up use me by list...(recommended by ophthalmologist, dermatologists and all the other smarty pants out there)

Up to 12 months.

Eye liner
Should be sharpened regularly. Will last up to 3 years.

Will also last up to 3 years if it is powdered form

Check the ingredients. Water-based foundation will last up to 12 months, oil-based will last up to 18 months.

Lip liner
Up to 2/3 years.

Up to 4 years, but if it smells funky throw it out

Throw out after 3 months!!!

Nail Polish
Up to 12 months, depending on the quality (fridge storing will reduce clogging)

3 Years
Face powder.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) outlines these cosmetic safety tips to reduce contamination (

1. Keep makeup containers closed tight when not in use.

2. Keep makeup out of the sunlight to avoid destroying the preservatives.

3. Don't use eye cosmetics if you have an eye infection such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), and throw away any makeup you were using when you first discovered the infection.

4. Never add any liquid to a product unless the instructions tell you to.

5. Throw away any makeup if the color changes or an odor develops. Preservatives can degrade over time and may not be able to fight bacteria.

Lots of people use the testers at makeup counters. Testers can have lots of germs. Products you keep in your home are less likely to have germs. Do you want to test a product at the counter anyway? If so, use a new sponge or cotton swab.

6. Try not to share make-up especially Eye Make-up.

x edF x

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