Here’s Why I Hate Expired Makeup


Never Use Expired Makeup Products Again

Expired makeup can make or break your skin. Chances are if you’re using expired makeup you’ve been exposed to infectious microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. As a result, the bacteria build up in your expired makeup can cause you to experience skin irritation, inflammation, and severe breakouts. Other side effects consist of swelling of the skin, blisters, bumps, and blisters.

Trust me. If you’ve purchased an expensive makeup product that you only use for special occasions, it’s not worth holding onto after the expiration date. Believe it or not, cosmetics tend to expire more often than not. The Food and Drug Health Administration has even stated that makeup products should be disposed of after their expiration date. The point is, cosmetic shelf life is limited, and expired makeup is hazardous. Therefore, you should take extra precaution whenever you have old makeup products laying around.

If you’re not sure when your cosmetics expire, check the packaging on your makeup products. Keep mind some makeup products last longer than others. Therefore you should keep track of how long you’ve had certain products. Here’s a quick list of how long you can expect makeup products to last:

  • Eyeliner 6-12 months: Gel eyeliners have a six to eight-month lifespan. Eyeliner brushes can contaminate your eyeliner because during the application process you’re double dipping into a pot. On the other hand, eyeliner pencils have a life span of 12 months. Keeping your eyeliner pencils sharp prevents them from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria.

  • Mascara 3-6 months: Mascara is tricky because most of make the common mistake of pumping our Mascara to get the most out of it. Henceforth, this causes your Mascara to become a breeding ground for bacteria due to the air intake.

  • Blush, Eye Shadow, Powder Cosmetics: 1-2 years: Powders have been known to last longer

  • Foundation 6 months- 2years

  • Lipstick: 2 years

And when you thought it couldn’t get any worst, makeup products have a history of breaking down over time due to several reasons. The FDA states that there are some factors that cause makeup to break down, including:

  • Dipping Fingers into a product

  • Emulsions which are mixtures of water and oil can cause makeup to break down

  • Exposure to moisture, such as in a bathroom, may make it easier for bacteria and fungi to grow

  • Dry products can make cosmetics break down and crack

  • Temperature changes and exposure to sunlight and air can cause changes in color and texture may cause the products to smell.

After taking all of this into consideration, we can all agree that expired makeup is terrible for your skin and appearance. If you need help with your makeup, one of professional makeup artist in West Palm Beach can help you find makeup for you. We can also teach you how to protect your makeup products to help eliminate bacteria. Contact Kosmetike Beauty Salon, today. Let our makeup artist help you with your makeup and skin care beauty needs.