Thursday, August 17, 2006

What's your SHELF-LIFE?

I came across this interesting article about make-up and it’s shelf-life… Who knew? Like fruits and vegies, condoms and cold medicine (random grouping, I know), even make-up has a shelf-life!

So here are some pointers as to when to clean out your grimey make-up bag…

Brushes – wash every 2-3 months – try cleaning with Vincent Longo’s Hygienic Professional Brush Cleaner– removes dirt and disinfects (like anti-bacterial handsoap!)
Concealer – up to 12 months
Eyeliner – 3 years, but sharpen on a regular basis
Eyeshadow – 3 years
Foundation – water-based, 12 months; oil-based, 18 months
Lipliner – up to 3 years
Lipstick – 1-2 years say some, 4 years say others
Mascara – 4 months
Nail Polish – up to 12 months
Powder – 2 years
Sponges – 1 month but wash weekly


P.S. I am leaving for a mini-vacation (much-needed) to Mexico where I will be relaxing and soaking the rays (with sunblock, of course – current favorite – M.D. Forte Environmental Protection Cream SPF 30 for face), so I will write upon my return – Monday or Tuesday!
Have a BEAUTY-full weekend!!!!

P.P.S. I haven’t forgotten about the lip-gloss challenge… so stay tuned!


Erika said...

Nail polish only lasts 12 months?! HA! I think I have stuff in my cabinet from 10th grade :) I hate to throw pretty colors away, GAH!

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