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Believe it or not, Spring has sprung!! As we prepare to ‘Spring Clean’ our closets, we should also be thinking of cleaning out our makeup bags. Your beauty goodies all have a shelf life. Read on to check out what you should toss and what products should travel with you into Spring!

Cream, Liquid Foundations & Cream Blush: 6 months

Powders and Powder Blush: 2 years

Cream and liquid products have a shorter shelf life then powder products. Replace your creams and liquids every 6 months. Dry powder products last longer and should be replaced every 2 years. I usually do a year and a half or so.

Mascara: 1-2 months

Nothing’s worse then old, dry, chunky mascara. Replace your mascara every 1 to 2 months to ensure that it’s fresh for your fringe.

Lipstick, Lip Balms and Glosses: 1 year

You should switch out your lip products every year or so. If you use a potted gloss that you apply with your fingers, replace it every 6 months.

Powder Eye shadow: 2 years

Cream Eye shadow: 6 months

Powders and dry products are a little more forgiving. Replace your powder shadow every 2 years. As for creamy eye products, ditch them after 6 months.

How long have your beauty goodies been living in your makeup bag? Time for a little Spring cleaning.

Contributed by Danielle Lewis Beauty

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