Spring Cleaning: Makeup Bag Overhaul

How many of you have a makeup bag that looks like a bomb went off in it and left a disarray of lip pencils without tops, unsharpened, powder pieces at the bottom of your bag, and brushes that look like you’ve been dragging it to the mud?Maybe something like this….

A Bomb went off in your bag time to say BYE Boom!

A Bomb went off in your bag time to say BYE Boom!

If that’s you it’s time that you say bye bye to that makeup and whose life has already passed on and continues to be the sole reason why you break out every time you apply makeup. The truth of the matter is that all of your makeup has an expiration date and after that you’re just harboring a germ infested fugitive and reapplying it to your skin, your lips and your eyes.


How do you know when to throw away, cleanse or sanitize your products? Well I’ve made a simple chart for you to know. Mark your calendars, set an alarm in your phone, smell your products, and your products believe it or not will become ineffective.


Below you’ll find a helpful chart that will assist you in knowing when its time to chuck somethings while, keeping certain things nice and clean will add life to your prized special edition colors from MAC (yup I understand)


Here are a quick few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Wash your brushes every week
  2. Keep a bottle of alcohol in a spray bottle and spray your bottles and wipe once a week if you can.
  3. Sharpen pencils before every use and even if its just you wipe your point with some alcohol as well
  4. Ladies your lipgloss can harbor so much germs before reapplying make sure your lips are clean and give your lip gloss wands some cleaning love as well.
  5. Smell your products they’ll tell you and show you when they aren’t good for you anymore, let em Go!
   Product                         Throw it Away! 
Mascara Every three months
Foundation One year
Concealer 12-18 months
Powder 18 months
Blush/bronzer 18 months
Cream blush 12-18 months
Eye shadow 18 months
Eyeliner 18 months
Liquid eyeliner Six months
Lipstick/lip gloss 18 months
Lip liner One year
Nail polish One year
Makeup sponges Wash after each use, then throw away after a month.


Enhanced by Zemanta

1Pingbacks & Trackbacks on Spring Cleaning: Makeup Bag Overhaul

  1. […] Spring Cleaning: Makeup Bag Overhaul (missmerlinyc.com) […]

What do you have to say?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.