23 Jan

I am starting this blog to bring you the latest and hottest beauty tips & tricks. We’ll be discussing make-up, skin care, hair, our bodies & fitness. Plus anything else that comes to mind. Fell free to ask questions or make requests!
I am an Avon Independent Sales Representative and Unit Leader, a lot of the information I’ve found comes from the beauty training I’ve received through Avon. I will, however, use many outside sources as well.

The first, and most important thing, to know about your make-up – Is the Shelf Life:

You should always keep track of how long you’ve had your beauty products, for two good reasons: To be sure they are still effective and to assess their possible contamination with bacteria that can cause rashes or infection. Save this handy guide.

FOUNDATION: up to 2 years: Throw out sooner if the pigment has started to change or the consistency becomes clumpy.

LIPSTICK: 1 1/2 to 2 years: When the waxes eventually dry out, you’ll feel a loss of the slip that makes application easy.

MASCARA: 3 months: Because the process of applying involves moving the wand from lashes to bottle and back, the risk of introducing bacteria is high. A new tube every three months is simply sensible eye hygiene.

EYE SHADOW: 2 years: If either powder or cream varieties exhibit an odor, color or texture change, discard sooner.

LIP AND EYE PENCILS: 2 years: If the pencil starts to stick and get more difficult to use, it’s probably dried out. Time to toss it.

BLUSH: 3 years: Despite a long shelf life, be alert to changes in color, smell or consistency.

MOISTURIZERS: 3 months to 1 year: Discard them sooner if you start to smell an off odor or the overall texture seems to have changed.

SUN PROTECTION: 1 season: When it’s time to discard, you’ll notice that the product starts to separate and may have an odor.

SELF -TANNERS: 6 months to 1 year: Self-tanners take on a funny smell when they’re past their prime. They become less effective and you may get a lighter or inconsistent “tan”

FRAGRANCE: 1 to 4 years: Perfume fades in 1 to 2 years: Toilet water: 2 to 4 years. Store these in a cool, dry place away from any sun light.

DEODORANT: 3 years: The active ingredients don’t last forever, and once they’re inert, the deodorant isn’t effective.

NAIL POLISH: 6 months to 4 years: The less it’s exposed to air and sunlight, the longer it will last; store in the refrigerator.

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