Better forget about dubious and unfounded tricks on how to extend the lifespan of your makeup. It is better to follow the recommendations for storage, know its expiration date and, above all, apply it with hygiene.


After you’ve bought makeup, you want it to be always available. However, if you give it up for a while, it may not be in good condition when you use it again. That’s why we offer you some tips to prolong the life of your makeup.

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It’s normal for makeup to break down. This is due to the fact that, normally, we do not take care when storing it: we leave it loose in the bag, in the bathroom… This can cause that, after having bought it even recently, when we go to use it, it is not in good conditions.

On the other hand, you must be careful and keep in mind that bad makeup can cause damage to your skin. That’s why prevention is better than cure, so take note of our tips for prolonging the life of your makeup.

Expiration date and useful life of your makeup

Although we think not, cosmetics also have an expiration date that should not be exceeded.

First of all, you should keep in mind that cosmetics and makeup also have an expiration date. So when you buy them, keep in mind when they expire. In fact, the problem is not only that the pigments and the quality of make-up diminish, but they can even lead to problems such as rashes, itching or conjunctivitis.

For example, in wet products such as eyelash mascara, bacteria find an ideal environment to proliferate. That’s why it’s much better to rule out expired makeup, even if we think it’s okay.


Store it in the right place

Normally, we leave our makeup where we put our makeup: in the bathroom. In addition, it is very normal that we throw it in the bag to have it available during the day.

However, if you read the label on your makeup, you will notice that it is advisable to store it in a cool, dry place. Therefore, the bathroom is one of the least suitable places to store it.

Indeed, it is much better to store it in another place, such as the bedroom, preferably closed in its packaging and following the recommendations of “cool and dry place”, ie away from moisture.

On the other hand, if we simply put it in the bag, we can cause it to end up accidentally opening. So, in addition to damaging the bag and the other things in it, the makeup will break or mix, spoiling it. This way, it’s better to put it in a makeup bag and separate from the rest of the stuff.


Hygiene in hand

Before using, wash your hands to avoid contaminating makeup and prolong its shelf life.

In order for the useful life of your makeup to reach its maximum, hygiene is essential when using it. Indeed, if you do not maintain certain rules, it is possible that it will fill with bacteria and spoil. That’s why:

  • Never share makeup. If you do, use an individual applicator (cotton swab, own brush, etc.).
  • Use applicators (brushes, brushes, etc.) whenever you can. Also, periodically renew and wash these applicators.
  • Avoid using your hands. If you do, wash them first.
  • Do not change the original container. Normally, manufacturers use a type of packaging that is perfectly compatible with the makeup chemicals, so they are the best option for keeping it in perfect condition.


Learn about the lifespan of your makeup

Each product has its own shelf life. By following the above tips on storage and hygiene, they can reach the maximum of their useful life:

  • The bases, eye shadows and concealers usually last about 2 years.
  • Eyelash mascara is one of the most sensitive products. Therefore, it is recommended to use them in about three or four months.
  • For their part, lipsticks can have a useful life of about 3 years.
  • Brushes and brushes. Obviously, applicators do not have an expiration date. However, it is necessary to maintain certain hygiene guidelines and even disinfect them from time to time. It is recommended that you wash them with soap and water after each use. Then let them dry well to prevent moisture from building up.

In short, if you notice that your makeup breaks, smells bad, is dry or its consistency has been altered, it is better to throw it away. Indeed, it is preferable to take into account certain factors when buying it (expiry date), when storing it and when applying it (hygiene), so that they can reach the maximum of their useful life.