I must confess that I am very bad about throwing out my old make up. Probably for four reasons:-
- It may have cost quite a lot to purchase in the first place
- It may have become an old friend and has now been discontinued
- I bought it on impulse and even though it does not suit me I still hang on to it.
- My inner critic thinks it is just a marketing ploy to get me to buy more stuff.
|You can find similar ones on Artists tool box on Amazon|
|I quite fancy these Coloured boxes on ebay|
Some frequently asked questions and answers on the subject here, and if you are in doubt about the expiry date of your make up you can Check expiry date at cosmetic.net here . They do not seem to cover all brands but do include most of the major ones.
An article and video I came across in the Huffington Post Article and video in Huffington Post
If you are in the UK have a great Bank Holiday week-end and may the sun continue to shine. Off to clear out my make-up box. See you next week.
This is a wonderful reminder for us. Out if date sunscreen can be ineffective as well as nasty. I found out of date, organic sunscreen yesterday on my shelf and the smell was “off”. Being organic it had no preservatives. Since I use organic cosmetics, I better check those too!
Have a great weekend.
I had not thought of this…but I’m sure that I have make up that needs tossing. Thanks!
Oh, thank you so much for the tip about using the tool box for organizing make-up! My daughter and I were both looking for such boxes but couldn’t find them in the make-up section of Target or similar stores. Now we know where to look!
I tend to hold on to make-up too long as well. It’s small and doesn’t take up much room. But every once in awhile a good toss-out is so therapeutic.