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Makeup 101 – To save or to toss?


As salam,

I used to love buying makeups. But I rarely used them, especially the mascara and eye liner. Dunno why. It’s just like a curse when wearing one. Mesti smudging. End up, tak tau nak buat apa. Nak buang, sayang. Nak simpan tapi tak pakai pun. Tapi simpan tu simpan la jugak. Have to rememeber that makeups do have expiry date. Memangla we didn’t consume our makeup. Hehehe. Takde la risk cirit-birit tu. Tapi it might give effect to the skin. Nanti naik jerawat batu pulak. Lagi nayaaa… I’ve found the list from makeup.com and picture showing us the life span of our makeups. So lepas ni balik tengok2 la dalam makeup case or dressing table tu. Yang mana nak buang, yang mana nak simpan.



Mascara should be replaced every three months, since its liquid consistency makes it more vulnerable to bacteria, and its proximity to your eye can lead to possible infections.

Liquid Liner

Liquid eyeliners present the same concerns as mascara, so they should be replaced every six months. Pencil eyeliners, however, should last you up two years. Sharpen your pencil with each use to keep it fresh.


For liquid foundations, say goodbye if you notice any change in smell, texture or color. Most foundations should last you up to a year, but if you’re prone to acne, think about tossing yours every six months.


Because of the liquid consistency, lipgloss needs to be replaced more often than lipstick. Swap yours out every 12 months.


As with liners, the longevity of concealers depends on consistency. Liquid concealer should be tossed after one year, but powder concealer is fine up to two years.

Nail Polish

If you notice a change in color or a funky smell, it’s time to part ways with your polish. In general, it should last you up to two years and some have expiration dates on the back of the bottle. 


Consider it a long-term relationship- lipstick can last up to two years! Dispose if your lipstick becomes dry or changes hues.

Powder, Blush, Bronzer, Eyeshadow

With proper care, and clean brushes, powder-based products can last for a couple of years.

One good tip:

Tulis date of purchase dengan marker kat casing makeups u all so that u can estimate when is the expiry period.

Adios 😉