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Alert! Do You Know The Shelf Life Of Your Cosmetics?

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Shelf Life Of Your Cosmetics

Shelf Life Of Your Cosmetics

Us women love hoarding. Especially when it comes to makeup. We like buying things excessively – in case the products are limited edition. Of course, we may barely use those products. But hey! What if they are limited edition and we don’t get them when we need them? Better be safe (cautious and buy them before hand) than be sorry, right?

Shelf Life Of Your Cosmetics

But, did you guys know, every product comes with a shelf life? Of course, the persons at the counter says you can use your lipsticks for 3 years. But is that really true? How to know when your makeup has expired? Read below to see the actual shelf life of your cosmetics


They say lipsticks can last up to 3 years, but we don’t agree with that. The max that you can use your lipstick is for 1 year. The best way to find if your lipstick has gone bad, is to feel its texture and taste it!


These small little things can last you for about 2 years and quite honestly, it’s a relief! One way to check the life of your blusher is to apply it. If it is still pigmented as it was before, then you are good to go.

Eye shadow

Eye shadows are just like blushers and can last for about 2 years. You check them the same way you check your blusher. However, some eye shadows do fall out or are not as pigmented as blushers, so make sure they have the same consistency.

Eye liner

Well, eye liners last for about a year. But who has them for a year? We finish our pots in 6 months!! Too much cat eyes, guys! Just too much!

Liquid Foundation

Liquid foundations are god sent blessings to people with dry skin. They are good to use for about 2 years, but after they hit the 2 year mark, they can get dangerous to your skin. So tread carefully and use it generously!

[Also Read: What Happens If You Use Expired Makeup Products]


Even moisturizers last for about 2 years. But then again, just like eye liner, we max out our moisturiser within 6-8 months. Is it the same for you guys?

Compact Powder

It’s a good thing that compact powders come with a shelf life of 2 years. Majorly because we rarely ever use them and prefer translucent powder. But still, we need them in our lives!



Another product that finishes before completing its expiry date. Is it perhaps because we cleanse our face every night? Probably. BTW, its shelf life is 1 year.


just like foundations, concealers come with 2years of shelf life. If you don’t use them much, then buy the travel version of it and keep it for emergencies.


Well, replace your sponges every 6 months!! Unless they are beauty blenders. If you use beauty blenders, make sure you wash them thoroughly!

[Also Read: color changing cosmetics]

A little care and mindfulness can save us all from lots of acne breakouts! So, always be aware of the shelf life of your products and always do your research!

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