When to Toss Your Makeup

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Eyeshadow

Shelf Life: 3 Months - 2 Years

Eyeshadows and creams are constantly in contact with a mucous membrane, so any bacteria that's been growing in the product might transfer to your eyes. Replace these items after about three months. In addition to color changes and funny smells, make sure to wash your hands before applying if you use your fingers.

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