While I prepare to spring clean my home and my closet, I think it's time for me to take inventory of my make-up stash, chucking everything old and unusable. With new products on the market everyday, some of you (self included) product junkies become make-up hoarders--holding on to everything. But if you're like me, sometimes you don't know when to throw things away. With that said, Iv Valentine has a few tips on how to spring clean your make-up and when is a good time to depart ways with your beloved make-up.
How To: Spring Clean your makeup bag
Every now and again you should sit and sift through the monster that might be your makeup case and begin to throw out products that are expired, dated, or just ready to go on to the color cove in the sky. Out with the old and in with the new.
Products like foundations and concealers which do have shelf life should be tossed between 12 and 18 months depending on their base. When any base product, it gets old and loses its benefit and effectiveness.
Products like eye shadows, lipsticks, and pencils, it's best to use the 3 year rule. If you had them for more than 3 years it's safe to say that it's time to toss it!
Be sure to also clean your brushes regularly and sharpen your pencils to prevent germs from harboring and becoming one with your skin. Clean application tools will help keep your products clean and free of bacteria.