Lifestyle October 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

Make-Up Not Looking Right? It May Be Time To Throw It Away!

Renarda Joy October 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

October 17, 2014 at 10:57 am | Lifestyle

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Unlike food, make-up companies aren’t mandated to list expiration dates. So it’s important to clean out your make-up arsenal to ensure that they deliver the intensity its promised to deliver. Today, Face2Face Africa will share with you what you need to get rid of that’s past its expiration date. Keep in mind the expiration date begins the moment you open a product or when you break the seal.

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When you see your foundation has separated into layers or the color has lightened, it's time to buy a new one! Tip: Keep makeup out of sunlight. UV rays can destroy preservatives, which will make your products spoil faster.

When you see your foundation has separated into layers or the color has lightened, it’s time to buy a new one! Tip: Keep makeup out of sunlight. UV rays can destroy preservatives, which will make your products spoil faster.

Liquid and cream foundation         2 years

Concealer                                           2 years

Powder                                               2 years

If you notice clumps before the expiration date, it’s time to get rid of your mascara.  Tip: Never pump the wand in and out the tube, by doing this you pump air inside the tube, which causes the mascara to get dried out. Also, if you’re sharing your mascara, always use a disposable wand.

If you notice clumps before the expiration date, it’s time to get rid of your mascara. Tip: Never pump the wand in and out the tube, by doing this you pump air inside the tube, which causes the mascara to get dried out. Also, if you’re sharing your mascara, always use a disposable wand.

Mascara                                              6 months

Is your favorite lipstick dry or sticky instead of glossy?  This is a clear indicator that it’s gone bad. Tip: When you’re testing a new color at the make-up counter, never apply the lipstick directly to your lips. Always use a disposable wand.

Is your favorite lipstick dry or sticky instead of glossy? This is a clear indicator that it’s gone bad. Tip: When you’re testing a new color at the make-up counter, never apply the lipstick directly to your lips. Always use a disposable wand.

Lipstick                                                12 to 18 months (12 months for Lip gloss)

Lip and eye pencils                           12 to 18 months

Once you notice your eye shadow is dry and flaky, it’s time to get a new one.  Tip: What should I do if my favorite eye shadow falls and breaks into pieces?  Don’t fret!  Salvage what you can and place it back in to the container and then spray with rubbing alcohol (just enough to get it a little moist). With a clean quarter coin, smash the eye shadow with the quarter.  In a few hours, your eye shadow will be molded back into the container as if nothing ever happened.

Once you notice your eye shadow is dry and flaky, it’s time to get a new one. Tip: What should I do if my favorite eye shadow falls and breaks into pieces? Don’t fret! Salvage what you can and place it back in to the container and then spray with rubbing alcohol (just enough to get it a little moist). With a clean quarter coin, smash the eye shadow with the quarter. In a few hours, your eye shadow will be molded back into the container as if nothing ever happened.

Eye shadow                                        2 years

Powder blush                                    2 years

Cream blush                                      2 years

Moisturizer                                        2 years

Eye cream                                          6 months

Sunscreen                                          2 years

Embryolisse is one of my favorite face creams. I use it on myself and my clients.  A change in color or scent is an indicator to get rid of your face cream.  Tip: For minimum coverage, try adding a few drops of your foundation to your face cream to create your very own tint moisturizer.

Embryolisse is one of my favorite face creams. I use it on myself and my clients. A change in color or scent is an indicator to get rid of your face cream. Tip: For minimum coverage, try adding a few drops of your foundation to your face cream to create your very own tint moisturizer.

Face cream                                        2 years

I hope these tips have been helpful. Feel free to pass along and keep as a guide.

If you have a product that you’d like for me to try and review or if you have a question, please send me a beauty note at rj@renardajoynyc.com

Until next time, stay beautiful!

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