The clocks have been changed and Spring has sprung! So this can only mean one thing… spring cleaning!!! And on my blog this can REALLY only mean spring cleaning your makeup bags! So let’s start fresh with our makeup bags! Toss the old stuff and invest in some great products. Think of makeup like clothes, you have a few classic pieces that will last you many seasons and other pieces that only last one season. Lots of us keep makeup products for years longer than we’re supposed to. In some instances that is okay, but not in most.  One of my Sephora coworkers would always tell clients “A good rule of thumb, if you can’t remember when you purchased it, trash it. Makeup should not stir up memories from ten years ago!

  • Oil-Free Foundation: 1 year
  • Cream or Compact Foundation: 18 months
  • Concealer: 12-18 months
  • Powder: 2 years
  • Blush and Bronzer: 2 years
  • Cream Blush: 12-18 months
  • Powder Eye shadow: 2 years
  • Cream Eye shadow: 12-18 months
  • Liners: 2 years
  • Liquid eyeliner: 3-6 months
  • Mascara: 3 months
  • Lipstick: 2 years
  • Lip liner: 2 years
  • Lip gloss: 18-24 months
  • Nail Color: 1 year+
  • Now that you know what to toss and what to keep, the next post is all about the must haves every woman needs in her makeup bag! Stay tuned!