Makeup Expiration Dates
Okay ladies let’s start with our makeup. The goal is to create an organized space for your makeup so that the products you love can be found easily and quickly.
The first step is to throw out all the makeup you own that has gone beyond its expiration date. In order to avoid infection it’s a good idea to routinely weed through your makeup to discard what is outdated. How do you know how long you’ve had it though is a good question and one that can be quickly remedied in the future by simply marking the date of purchase with a Sharpie on the back of the item.
Abbie from the Organizing Life blog has a great post on When to Toss That Makeup. She lists the expiration dates on most commonly used beauty products which you’ll find very helpful as you’re going through your stuff.
Also while you’re at it, toss anything that you just don’t like and looks hideous on you. You know you’re never going to wear it so why wait until it expires, save yourself the trouble and throw it out now.
I’m not a big makeup wearer myself but I do have a favorite brand I love which has alleviated the need for me to experiment with anything else. Thankfully this helps keep my supply to a minimum (wish I could say the same for my hair products). I just took a quick picture of my makeup drawer though and it looks like it could still use a little tweaking nonetheless.
Don’t forget to take your before picture and also I’d love to see how many products you were able to part with.
Let the purging begin!