How do I know if I need new makeup?
The phrases "Sell by date" and "Shelf life" would make most people think about the contents of their fridge not their makeup bag.
You won't find a use by date stamped on the bottom of your foundation and it may look and smell fine but be careful it may be harbouring germs which can cause sensitivity resulting in breakouts or even infection.
DON'T PANIC!·Most cosmetics don't breed bacteria easily as they are packed with preservatives.So how do you know when to bin it?·It does, of course, depend on the ingredients.
Here are some guidelines for cosmetic product shelf life:
Of course we all need to economize, so to avoid throwing out half used products that don't suit you, download Makeuptagg from the iTunes App store and follow our personalized makeup choices. Along with these product shelf life guidelines, your makeup bag will be organised, extremely flattering and germ free.
The above are guidlelines, always follow the manufacturer's recommendations. The FDA has no set requirements for cosmetic use by dates in the USA. Each manufacturer has its own rules. In the EU, this is regulated by European legislation.·