I want to keep all my cosmetic forever but they have an expiration date 🙁 People have different opinions about how long cosmetic products last. You can look for the little picture on the back of the product that looks like a tub with open lid. The number on it shows the number of months.
Some cosmetic companies tend to keep the expiry date very short so that you repurchase their products because some products literally lasts for ages and it’s obviously not what cosmetic company wants. If a product says 3 months or something like that it is obviously not realistic.
Guide to Makeup Expiration
Below is an estimate of how long cosmetic products last
Foundation: 12 Months
Concealer: 12 Months
Primer: 12 Months
Face Powder – 24 Months (can last longer)
Powder blush, Eye shadow, Highlighter or Bronzer: 24 Months (can last longer)
Eye or Lip Liners – 24 Months (can last longer)
Liquid Liners – 6 to 12 Months after opening
Mascara – 6 to 12 Months after opening
Lipstick – Not more than 24 Months
Lip gloss – Not more than 24 Months
These are just estimates but you need to check product texture, color and smell, if you feel any changes dispose of the product immediately. Some Products may last longer than the estimate but you need to be very careful because expired products can damage your skin.