When you think of spring cleaning, tossing out old clothes and scrubbing away the dust bunnies from under your bed is what generally comes to mind, right? While the typical spring cleaning criteria are definitely a must, ridding your vanity of old makeup and restocking what you love is just as important, too!
Let’s be honest, for every brush, palette, and lipstick you actively use, there’s probably a dozen other beauty products collecting dust that date back farther than you’d like to admit.In fact, a survey of 4,000 women by Poshly revealed the average woman owns about 40 makeup products, of which only five are used regularly.
But cleaning out your makeup drawer is more than just tidying up; cosmetics stay fresh and usable for a limited period of time before they become a health risk. Before you start dumping out your favorite beauty products, keep reading! We’ve got a breakdown of which products to leave and which products to love.
If you’re already cleaning your makeup brushes on a regular basis, great! You’re on the right track. On average, a regular makeup brush can last anywhere fromone to five years…with regular cleaning that is.
Here are a few things to note when sorting through your old brushes:
These are two products you’re putting directly on your eye which means you need to be extra strict when it comes to choosing which products to keep and which ones to toss.
Here are some things to look out for:
Although it might seem like powders are safe to keep for a long time, they also have expiration dates and tend to start accumulating dirt and bacteria if left at the bottom of your makeup drawer for too long.
We can all agree that lip products are the hardest to let go of. Everyone has their go-to shade that they’ll use until it’s practically down to a nub. Here’s what to consider when sorting through all those lipsticks, glosses, glazes, and what have you.
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Let’s be completely honest: most of us don’t do our homework before buying makeup. We walk into Sephora, and the beauty department expert shows and tells us how a product will make us feel.
We’re here to help you navigate this evaluation process, so you know what you’re really getting before your next beauty purchase.