You’re Keeping Your Makeup For Way Too Long

‘Tis the season for decluttering our homes, wardrobes and office spaces. But a frequently overlooked spring cleaning category? Our trusty cosmetics collection. While certain women have a streamlined approach to their beauty edit, others amass a plethora of products that can easily turn into stockpile status (beauty junkies everywhere can relate). And while many makeup packages don’t list an official expiration date, there is a healthy (and more sanitary) practice for eliminating the old rather than hoarding it for those abiding “just in case” moments. Here, your guide to knowing when to toss that eye shadow, lipstick, eyeliner and more, direct from Erin Lindsay, Product Development Manager at ColourPop in Los Angeles.

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