Makeup Care – Take or Toss? Best before…
makeup care

Makeup Care – Take or Toss? Best before…

When I passed my makeup artist course a few years ago, I learned about makeup care and expiring dates for the first time.

It was nothing new to me, but actually I didn’t care about it. I remember the times when I carried my mascara for more than six months with me and didn’t have any doubts using it. Thanks to the Bobbi Brown books I found a very useful list that tells a lot about makeup care and reminds me of expiring dates. Since that time I check my makeup stockings two times a year where I decide if I keep or toss cosmetics.

Make-Up Care and Storage

At the beginning of every year I start thinking about reorganizing my makeup table and making room for new stuff. Since I have not only cosmetics for my own use but also for clients I have started writing down a list with all my foundations, primers and powders-These are the products that are rapidly being used up.

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Where did I get the table?

I got it at IKEA including the makeup boxes. The are very useful and help me organize the small stuff like lipsticks (which I have in excess!) and all sorts of pencils. It comes in handy since it gives me an overview of the small things that I’m likely to loose very easily- true story.

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Have you ever dealt with the makeup care and expiring dates of cosmetic products? If not, you should from now on. Thinking about mascara f.e. which comes in tubes, turned out to be very susceptible to have bacterial and fungal growth. Keep that in mind if you use your mascara until they’re dry and clumpy :P Below you’ll find my very own list with all important beauty products and their expiring dates. You’re allowed to save it or print it out if you want to ;)

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Have a nice day!



Fashion pen behind the Wearabelle Journal │Fitness junkie who lives by the Wine Not Wednesday rule and cheese.

  • Eine sehr hilfreiche Liste! Glücklicherweise hatte ich da noch nie Probleme, es ist alles noch im Rahmen :-)

    • danke ;) freut mich zu hören das sie dir weiterhilft!


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