Whether it’s your make up bag that you carry around with you or your makeup drawer in your bedroom, you need to clean it regularly for hygiene purposes to avoid irritation, infection, possible allergies or more serious illnesses.
Here is what you need to do:
When in doubt, replace your cosmetics according to this schedule:
Concealer: 1 month
Cream blush: 18 months
Powder blush or bronzer: 18 months
Cream eye shadow: 12 months
Eye shadow: 12-18 months
Eyeliner: 12 months (sharpening a pencil eye liner between use will extend its life to 24 months)
Mascara: 3 months
Foundation: 12 months if it is an airless pump. Replace every 6 to 8 months if you dip your fingers into the product.
Lip Gloss: 12 months
Lipstick: 12 months
Nail polish: 2 years or after any fungal infection.
For more tips on how to organize your makeup bag read: "How to Organize Your Makeup Bag".