To Toss or not to toss??

Makeup Monday 

Recently I was going through my makeup bag.
I opened some mascaras and lipsticks that I knew right away - they had to go (basically the smell test). 
There were some mascaras and other items I use once in a while - do I throw it away or keep it??
I did the smell test and it seemed fine but are they really fine?


Here is a guideline, listing the length of some cosmetics: 

PRODUCT
EXPIRY
MASCARA
EVERY 3 MONTHS
FOUNDATION
1 YEAR
CONCEALER
1 – ½ YEAR
POWDER
1 ½ YEAR
BLUSH / BRONZER
1 ½  YEAR
CREAM BLUSH
1 – ½ YEAR
EYESHADOW
1 ½ YEAR
EYELINER
1 ½ YEAR
LIQUID EYELINER
6 MONTHS
LIPSTICK / LIPGLOSS
1 ½ YEAR
LIP LINER
1 YEAR
NAIL POLISH
1 YEAR
MAKEUP SPONGES
WASH AFTER EACH USE, THROW OUT AFTER 1 MONTH


Make-up may not have expiration dates listed on them, but it is easy for you to check whether something needs to be thrown out. 

If you do own mascara that is still in perfect condition after three months, then don’t waste your money buying a new one when nothing is wrong. 

Hope this is helpful :)