Just like you, we, too, know how it feels to find a holy grail makeup product; it changes the makeup game for us and we think of it as something we can never live without, making it a staple in our makeup bags. However, the love we have for certain holy grail items often means that the products are in our collections for way too long (and we just can’t bear to part with them!).
Makeup is not meant to last forever, though, and when used beyond its expiration date, it can actually cause us more harm than good. So if one of your goals this year is to avoid goopy lip glosses and dried out mascaras from making an appearance in your makeup arsenal again, below are the signs that will tell you when it’s time to let your beauty products go.
It's over two years old
Makeup can expire between three months and two years. But whether it’s in liquid, cream or powder formula, if it’s over two years old, it’s time to throw it out. Even if you think that the product still works well, its expired ingredients might cause your skin to break out or give you irritation or an infection — yikes!