by Jonisha R.
Hello all cuties and beauties!!
I’m one of the secret fans of IMBB, and now I have got the privilege to write for it. So, this is my first article and here it goes. 🙂
We all love to see our makeup drawers filled with all cute cosmetics. Some of the products are our favourites and we will use it till the last bit! But, we prefer to finish some products because we have paid for it!! I personally have the habit of using the products little by little especially the foundations to use them for a longer time (I know! weird me 😛 ). Until I learned about the timeline for using each product. It was kind of new information for me, so i thought I could share it with you. Below are the list of products with their usage time limit (It has nothing to do with the expiry date!!).
Replace it: Every month
Nowadays almost every powder foundations come with a sponge for easy application, and we preserve it like a treasure inside the package till the powder lasts 😛 . But, remember it is one of the most unhygienic things! Imagine if you used the same tissue paper for over a month!! So, kindly don’t forget to toss it out at least once in a month and use a fresh one.
Replace it: Every three months.
Most of the mascaras available in the market can last more than six months. But, is it really good? Well, the tiny bristles and the cute tube can become home for nasty bacteria, which can eventually cause eye infections. So, it is always better to replace your mascara four times a year (yes! it is hard),
Replace it: 3 – 6 months.
If you are using a gel or liquid eyeliner, it is better to throw it away once in six months, for the same reason which I mentioned for mascara. If you are using pencil eyeliner you are in great luck!! Since, we sharpen it frequently, it is okay to use it for a whole year. 🙂
Lip gloss and Lipstick:
Replace it: 6 to 1 year.
Lip gloss in a squeeze tube is good to use till a year, but lip gloss in a tube with a wand applicator is likely to become a host for microbes within six months! The preservatives in a lipstick can break down after a year. So, it is always wise to trash it once a year.
Foundation and Concealer:
Replace it: once a year.
Colour and consistency of a foundation and concealer will turn after a year. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and close the lid tightly; to keep it from bacteria, drying out and increase it’s time limit.
Replace it : once a year
Well what’s wrong with these cute colourful bottles? Actually, the chemicals in nail polish will start to degrade after a year, and probably the polish has dried out and thickened within a year. This makes the application harder. Anyway we girls always have tons of nail polishes in our stock, so it will never be hard to replace it.
Replace it: every two years.
Powder eye shadows can last upto two years, but make sure to use it with a clean brush everytime. If you’re using a cream-based eyeshadow toss it after one year.
Replace it: one to five years.
Makeup brushes have varied lifetime based on their quality and how often you wash them. Routine cleaning of your brushes will significantly increase their lifetime. 🙂
- If you really want to increase the lifetime of your cosmetics, try to clean the brushes/wands once in a while with lukewarm water and a good quality shampoo.
- Yes, we love to experiment with various products, but it is better to stick with the same product whichever you are comfortable with to reduce the immunologic reaction on your skin (I mean allergic reactions.. Trust me , I’m a Biologist 😛 ).
That’s it people.. Hope this was useful to you 🙂 . Love you and will see you once again.
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