It often can be hard to part with cosmetics that you have kept in your purse for a long time. Certain pieces can hold attachments to certain memories like a peach lip gloss for summer walks along the pier, long black lashes looking up demurely from a glass of wine, green neon nails that you couldn’t wait to take to the amusement park. Sooner or later however this attachment must end you must move on and toss out old cosmetics, even try different brands.
By trying to keep a relationship going with old cosmetics you are bringing bacteria to skin, lips and eyes (this also runs the risk of acquiring pink eye). Most cosmetics lack an expiration label so here is a general guide to use to give you an idea of when to throw out cosmetics and exchange them an up-to-date group. While you are at it, consider that your look a bit and perhaps change to a brand that doesn’t experiment on animals.
Liquid foundation should be immediately tossed out if its texture or smell changes, but usually it should last one year. Since mascara and liquid eyeliner are placed so near the eyes, replacement should be about every six months. You might want to strike up a new friendship with Lime Crime’s selection of liquid eyeliners in innovative colors like Reason and Blue Milk (Lime Crime only makes cosmetics that are cruelty free and vegan). Swap lip gloss for a fresh tube yearly and if summer nears its close; opt for a darker shade.
Some feel that nail polish can last for years and years, however it really only retains its quality for about two years, then its texture surely changes. Lime Crime offers a stunning Peaches and Cream, Parfait Day and more colors to give you a carnival-ice cream shop feeling! They go on smooth, colors are true to photo, they work for males and females of a variety of ethnicities and packaging is pink and adorable.
Lime Crime founder was established by singer, designer and now business executive Doe Deere after discovering there were no cosmetics that allowed one to express their own style. As a small child, she immigrated to New York City with her parents from Russia. After singing with the band Sky Salt, Ms. Deere realized her passion for innovative cosmetics was not something she could ignore so she went to work on creating the beauty products of her dreams, filled with practically every color of the rainbow. Deere was concerned that Lime Crime focused on fanciful colors yet remained cruelty-free which is also something that she was passionate about. Plus she wanted women and men to become excited about makeup when they were youngsters, as often as we age we grow bored with our beauty rituals.
By tossing out expired cosmetics and even trying some new brands, you will always feel fresh, a bit more up to date and you will not grow bored of your make-up routine!