People tend to keep reusing beauty products for months and years, paying little attention to the fact that every product in their makeup kit has an expiration date. If you have been experiencing breakouts on your face or eye infections, your old beauty products could be the reason. While you may buy the most premium beauty tools from leading brands such as Blenderelle®, you should also know when to replace the beauty products that are now a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. This blog post will give you an overview of expiration dates of different beauty products to help avoid infections and make the most out of your makeup kit. Read on.

Liquid Foundation and Concealer

The shelf-life of liquid foundation and concealer is 6 to 12 months. While separation into layers and lightening of color are indicators that you need to buy a new foundation or concealer, you should replace the beauty products before a year’s use. As a precaution, keep the foundation and concealer out of sunlight as the UV rays can destroy the preservatives in the products, spoiling them in just months.


The shelf-life of lipsticks is about 2 years. If you notice your lipstick has gone dry, is extra glossy, or has a foul smell, you may want to consider buying a new one to avoid skin infections. To make sure your lipsticks live up to their tentative shelf life, avoid directly applying the lipstick to your lips; use a lip brush and other lip liner applicator tools.


A mascara can last up to 2 to 3 months before getting lumpy and starting to smell weird. Besides replacing your mascara after 3 months, do not share it with anyone else as it may cause eye infections. You should also make sure to put the mascara applicator back into its container to avoid drying up the liquid and getting dust and germs on the brush.

Face Powder and Blush

The shelf life for your face powder is around 2 years. If you notice the powder or blush being drier and flakier than when you brought it, toss it and buy a new one. To avoid getting skin infections and germ build-up, regularly clean your makeup brushes and face powder applicator and store them in a clean and dry place.

Take Care of Your Makeup Tools as Well!

Besides replacing your beauty products after their time is done, you should also take care for your beauty tools and applicators. While makeup brushes and lipstick applicators last 6 to 8 months, makeup sponges are a different story. If you regularly wash your makeup sponges and store them in a clean and dry place, you can use them for a longer period. That’s why Blenderelle®, a leading makeup sponge case manufacturer, brings to you a unique makeup sponge case. If you wish to learn more about our products and how to make the most of them, fill out our contact form or call +1 914 265 2260.