When Does Makeup Expire? Here’s The Answer

It’s hard to say goodbye to makeup products when it feels like it’s too soon. Sure, you may have only worn that lipstick a few times, but the truth is the clock starts ticking the second you open it. Here are some makeup expiration dates to follow.

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A good rule of thumb is that if it starts to smell different or the texture changes, then it’s time to throw it out. If it’s not going to work properly then there really is no point in hanging onto it.

Still want to hold on? Over time, the molecules in the products start to break down and can cause your skin to become inflamed. That means breakouts, blisters, and rashes! Oh my! It’s especially a good idea to stay on top of those expiration dates if you rely on your makeup for sun protection. No one wants a sun burn or wrinkles.