Makeup Expiration Dates

Did you also know that your makeup expires? We are all at some time or another guilty of hanging onto some cosmetics for way too long. The best way to clear out the old is to de-clutter and organize the beloved makeup drawer!

We have compiled an overview of makeup expiration dates that will help you to regularly dispose of expired makeup products. In addition to the unsanitary reasons for keeping makeup products well past the expiration dates is the whole other reason being that it depletes the makeup's intended purpose.

What is that you may ask?

Makeup beauty products bring out your best features to make you look and feel beautiful, and they can only do their job if you are working with fresh equipment.

Expiration Dates for makeup:

  • Liquid or gel eyeliner: 3 months
  • Mascara: 3 months
  • Lipstick and lip liner: 1 year
  • Oil-free foundation: 12 - 18 months
  • Concealers: 12 - 18 months
  • Cream Compact Foundation: 12- 18 months
  • Lip Gloss: 18 - 24 months
  • Powders (blushes, bronzers, shadows): 2 years
  • Pencil Eyeliner: 2 years

Don't wait another day! Clean out that scary makeup drawer and don't be afraid to clear out the old. Think of it as a great excuse to try some new colors or different products you have been wanting to try if that helps you tackle the challenge better.

Happy de-cluttering!