The contents of a woman's makeup bag say a lot about her priorities when it comes to cosmetics. But one thing that every woman should prioritize is keeping her beauty case tidy.
Shattered bronzer palettes, dried-up mascara and filthy sponges won't do you any good. So if you're hoarding any of the below 10 items inside your makeup bag, now's the time to clean up your act. Just think of all the space you'll have to fill back up with new beauty products!
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These products are generally free of parabens
and synthetic preservatives. Storing them in your refrigerator in between uses will help them to last longer, according to celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenburg. However, they often expire after three to six months
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If your color cosmetics have permanently stained the applicator, then you should discard it immediately. Always clean after each use
and replenish your makeup sponges weekly (or as often as needed).
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There's a reason this product is considered "single-use." Use it once and throw it out!
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You should be able to easily detect if something is off with your lipstick or lipgloss by simply paying close attention to its texture, color or scent. It's also pretty common for these products to get overheated in your makeup bag and literally explode. Let go and latch onto another lippie, making sure to replace at least every year
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This one's pretty self-explanatory. Besides, the mess that shattered powder shadows
create inside your makeup bag simply isn't worth it.
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General rule of thumb: Once your nail polish separates and starts to clump
, throw it out.
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There's a very obvious reason these are labeled with an expiration date:
they aren't as effective past that time. Not to mention, when exposed to heat or humid temperatures, the consistency of sunscreen and moisturizer can change.
And don't forget to give your makeup brushes a good cleaning, too!