When to Throw Away Makeup: 3 Signs that It’s Time to Go

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Any makeup lover out there knows the struggle of throwing away makeup products. However, as difficult as it may be, this is mandatory for any kind of product. Like anything else in life, makeup too has an expiration date, and sometimes, it can become unusable even before that date. Because of this, we have decided to make a list of signs that indicate exactly when to throw away makeup, regardless of its expiration date.

Different products will start displaying different signs when it’s time for them to be thrown away. Unfortunately, not many people recognize these signs, or if they do, they simply ignore them. Yes, sometimes, you might be perfectly fine using an expired product, but imagine how much harm that will do in the long run. So, better to be safe than sorry! Here are some of the clearest and most common signs that you need to start throwing away makeup before things become ugly. Yes, it’s like a heartbreaking split, but it needs to be done in order for life to go on. In this case, for your passion for makeup to go on. Here we go!

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1.      It Starts Looking Gross

Expert makeup artists know that people use almost the same products day after day. This will make them get dirty and worn out very quickly, especially in the case of foundation sponges and bushes. So, when you notice that your brush or sponge starts looking bad and gross even when it’s clean, it may be time to get another one. These makeup accessories should be replaced every five months. A solution to keep your sponges for longer will be to clean them once a week with a mild liquid soap if you are the only one who uses them. This will make them last longer.

2.      You Have Had An Infection

This should be a no-brainer but toss away any makeup products that you used while having an eye infection. This is mandatory, and it doesn’t even matter if you are the only one using those products or accessories. Just throw them away immediately. Speaking of eyes, your pencil eyeliner is old when it becomes crumbly. Your gel eyeliner will be dry and cracked, and your liquid eyeliner will start forming balls and will be thick. This is your sign that you need to get rid of it.

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3.      It Starts Stinking

Again, anything that has even a mildly unusual smell should not go anywhere near your face. This usually happens with liquid foundations which, after six months, tend to change their smell and lose their properties. It’s important to store your foundation away from the sun, especially if it has anti-aging properties because these will go rancid more quickly. As for colored makeup products, if you need to stir your liquid lipstick or lip gloss for the color to come out, it’s old and needs to be thrown away.

Summing It All Up

So, what did you think about our article on signs that show you when to throw away makeup? Do they sound familiar? Do you follow these signs and throw away old makeup products? Tell us your experiences down below!

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