As much as it can hurt to think about this, your makeup is only good for a certain period of time before you should toss it. Why? Makeup is, unfortunately a breeding ground for bacteria, and the longer you keep it, the more likely you are to infect yourself with some of the bacteria that have been living in your makeup. Itchy eyes? That could be a result of the mascara you’ve kept in your makeup drawer for the past year.
Here’s a guideline for how long you should be keeping your makeup.
Eye Shadow, Mascara: 3 months
Foundation, Blush, Concealer: 6 months
Toner, Powder: 1 year
Lipstick: 1 year
Eye Liner, Lip Liner: 18 months
Nail Polish: 2 years