Still keeping that bright red lipstick which only sees the daylight on special occasions for years? It might not be a good idea.
Expired cosmetics can cause serious allergic reactions to your skin. Humid environments also harbour bacteria, hence further shortening the lifespan of our cosmetics. If the product smells funny, changes consistency or you notice discolouration, these are telltale signs that it has expired.
Here's a simple guideline to cosmetics' shelf life to help you decide when it's time to toss away since it no longer sparks joy ;)
Natural and organic skin care: 3 to 6 months
Skin care: 12 to 18 months
Lipstick: 18 months
Mascara and Eyeliner: 3 to 6 months
Eyeshadow: 12 months
Blusher: 12 to 18 months
Foundation and BB cream: 6 months
Powders: 12 to 18 months