Learn When to Replace your Makeup


rati beauty diet plans
RATI BEAUTY ON PLAYSTORE RATI BEAUTY ON appstore

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!!).

LEARN WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR MAKEUP

Makeup Sponges:

Replace it: Every month


rati beauty diet plans
RATI BEAUTY ON PLAYSTORE RATI BEAUTY ON appstore

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.

LEARN WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR MAKEUPMascara:

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),

LEARN WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR MAKEUPEyeliners:

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. 🙂

LEARN WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR MAKEUP

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.

LEARN WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR MAKEUP

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.

LEARN WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR MAKEUP

Nail Polish:

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.

LEARN WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR MAKEUP

Eye Shadow:

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.

LEARN WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR MAKEUP

Makeup Brushes:

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. 🙂

LEARN WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR MAKEUP

Tips:

  • 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.

Image source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

How to Apply Stage Makeup
Can Sephora Collection Instant Nail Polish Remover Wipes Replace Our Conventional Nail Polish Removers?
Is it safe to use Expired Makeup Products? Ask IMBB
Beware: Expired Beauty Products Sold Online
How To Find Out if the Lipstick Has Expired: Ask IMBB
How To Reuse Old Beauty Products
5 Things you must Learn if you Love to Travel
Three Lessons Women Can Learn From Vidya Balan
23 Best Foundations for Indian Bridal Makeup
Makeup Products That Would Make You Look Like A Bollywood Star
8 Must Have Makeup Items for Working Women

IMBB RECOMMENDS

13 thoughts on “Learn When to Replace your Makeup

  1. The pics are sooo good. 🙂 I mostly replace my makeup the same way. Though I must say that it breaks my heart if the product is a costly one. 🙁

  2. grt article jonisha
    plz tel me how about the products which are used sparingly like only ten times a year ?
    are those safe to be used for a bit more tym than mentioned ?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *