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how often do you change your make-up? What are the expiry date guidelines?


Posted anonymously, 30th September 2015


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  • Never lol, I don’t use make up ;)


  • It’s six to twelve months after opening (depending on the product), but I admit I keep mine for longer than that.


  • The expiry time lines are on the product. I wouldn’t recommend keeping/using anything older than 2 years. For mascara I wouldn’t keep it for longer than a year.


  • I never change my makeup. I think because I don’t wear it that much I feel like it’s such a waste to chuck it.


  • I would keep it for a year before replacing it.


  • I only throw it out if it’s dried up or I no longer use it. I’d also throw it out if I have any skin/eye problems or coldsores


  • Mascara I know should be thrown every 3 months


  • My makeup runs out before it had a chance to expire.


  • I’m not sure on guidelines I replace mine every 6 months.


  • Ummmm I don’t think I should answer that. I have eyeshadow that is well over 10 years old……


  • I try & change my MU ever few months but have been guilty of keeping them longer. Definitely change mascara more often though.


  • No idea – never lasts that long!


  • As a makeup artist I have so much variety I liked to use different brands for different types of people and depending on their skin.


  • The guidelines are different for each product, and should be printed on each product (usually expressed as a date from when you open it).


  • usually it is every 2 years unless otherwise stated on an expiry. sometimes you do need to change it earlier if it has been exposed to heat or moisture – you can usually tell because even when you shake it up it is a strange consistency.


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