If I think I’ve found the perfect red lipstick or eye shadow with just the right amount of pigment and sparkle, I stock up on it and keep it around forever. I’m pretty sure I have lip glosses from high school somewhere. Celebrity makeup artist Robin Watson-Hamilton explains that’s probably not the best idea. Not only will old products perform badly-- uneven coverage, clumpy clown lashes-- but by using them, you’re spreading bacteria around your face and eyes. Gross, right? You see, just like food, makeup expires— even though there’s no date stamped on the front to tell you when. In this episode, Watson-Hamilton talks us through exactly how long we should hold on to lipsticks, foundations, powders and glosses, and she gives us her tips and tricks for making them last as long as possible.
Since makeup products don’t have expiration dates like cartons of milk it can be confusing to know how long a product can and should last. Celebrity makeup artist Robin Watson-Hamilton gives usRead More »from The shelf life of your favorite makeup products