Your Mascara Is How Old?

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You know when to throw out the milk that’s been sitting in your fridge for a little too long, but your mascara-that’s another story. You’ve probably heard all different timeframes for the shelf life of your makeup, but how long should you really use your makeup for?

To ensure you’re getting the most out of your cosmetics and to avoid infection, it’s important to make sure your makeup is fresh, bacteria-free and suitable for use. Because makeup isn’t stamped like a container of milk, natural cosmetic brand Ecco Bella offers these cosmetic expiration dates:

Foundation: 6 months to 1 year
Concealer: 6 months
Powders (like blush and eyeshadows): 1 to 2 years
Lipstick and lipgloss: 1 year
Mascara: 3 to 4 months
Organic products: 6 months
Brushes: Clean them at least twice a month

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