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Did you know your make up has a shelf life? 

If you haven’t cleared your make up collection out for a while please have a read of the following product advice from Lorna, so you know when it’s time to say goodbye to those favourite products….


Mascara should be replaced every 3 months as it’s liquid consistency makes it more vulnerable to bacteria collecting causing potential eye infections.

Liquid eye liner

This product presents the same concerns as mascara.However unless they run out or go dry this product has a longer shelf life at 6 months from opening.

Pencil eyeliner 

Pencil liners will last you up to 2 year, that’s if it hasn’t run out before then!

Regular sharpening and keeping the cap on this product will help keep them clean and protected.


Most foundations will have a shelf life of about 12months from opening but please dispose of them sooner if you notice a difference in smell,texture or colour.

If you have acne prone skin you should consider changing foundations every 6 months.


We can all be guilty of keeping our fave shade a little too long when you can’t find a replacement but ideally lipsticks should be replaced every 2 years if you haven’t used it up first.

Powder based products such as eyeshadow, bronzer,blusher with the right care and clean brushes can last up to 2 years.

Key signs that your product Is past it’s best are …

➡️liquid starts to separate

➡️smell changes

➡️looks discoloured

➡️Begins to climb or dry out 

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