Your Guide to Makeup Expiration Dates

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Reading The Expiration Date
The FDA does not require cosmetic companies to provide expiration dates on beauty products but a few brands list them anyway! Like food labels, some cosmetics... more 
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Reading The Expiration Date
The FDA does not require cosmetic companies to provide expiration dates on beauty products but a few brands list them anyway! Like food labels, some cosmetics have the month, date, and year printed on the package. Others have a symbol of a jar with an open lid, number, and letter. The open lid means the expiration date applies once the product is opened or the seal is removed. The letter is usually an "M" for month or "Y" for year. So if you see "12 M" on the symbol that means the product will last up to 12 months after it has been opened.

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Fri, Jan 11, 2013 12:32 PM EST
By Katalina Mitchell



Still hanging on to that stub of your favorite discontinued lipstick? You may not realize it but makeup expires! Using expired makeup can lead to serious skin irritation, breakouts, and infection. Find out when it's time to let go with this simple guide!



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