spring clean your makeup

Monday, April 26, 2010

Just as you Spring clean your house or your closet, now is a good time to think about doing a Spring clean of your makeup.  We are guilty too:  we often neglect this area and forget that makeup goes bad and needs to be tossed.  Gather up ALL of your makeup and paraphernalia and get ready to weed out and organize. Here are some general guidelines from one of our favorite makeup gurus, Bobbi Brown.

  • Face Wash                  1 year
  • Moisturizer                  1 year
  • Foundation                  1 - 1.5 years
  • Lipstick                       1 - 2 years
  • Mascara                      3 - 4 months
  • Powder                       2 years
  • Eye Shadow                2 years

*Remember to wash your makeup brushes every 2 - 3 months and toss your sponges monthly.*

Throw out any brushes or sponges that are falling apart.
Get rid of anything you haven't used in six months or more.  It's tough but buckle down and move on.
If there is any liquid that has separated or smells funny, toss it.  Sometimes it's just common sense, girls.

It's a good time to get organized while you have your makeup out.  Check out these ways you can store your makeup.

Classic Makeup Sectionals $69 - $79 at Pottery Barn Teen

Acrylic Makeup Organizers $17.99 at The Container Store

Store yours in drawers like these.   Sterilite 3 Drawer Chest $10.74 at Stacks and Stackables
The mac daddy of storage:  Midnight Train Case $92 at Sephora

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