Do you regularly clear out old make-up?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am horrible with throwing out makeup!  I am still using 2 eyeshadow palettes I got for XMas Last Year!

Post # 4
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Mrsluckywife:  Yep! I do a regular clean out. Especially for eye products as I am prone to infections and stys. Usually the stuff I thow out I never wear anyway. 

Post # 5
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Mrsluckywife:  Eye shadow, blush, lipstick, lip/eye liner pencils etc things like that don’t really go bad so unless they somehow have been contaminated I don’t throw them out. That being said I clean my brushes thoroughly once a week and have a sanitizing spray that I use every day in the meantime so I do what I can to prevent any issues.

Things like mascara, liquid eye liner, foundation (powder or liquid), lip gloss can get contaminated over time and often turn into a mess if they keep them around too long. These things I dispose of after a few months IF they are not fully used.

Post # 6
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Ummmm no. Unless it’s dried up or something. 

Post # 7
4136 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes. There are expiry dates posted on the liquids (3-6 months after opening usually) and powder I chuck after a year max (usually sooner because it gets used up). I don’t like nasty dirty old makeup on my face/in my eyes thanks. 

Post # 8
1802 posts
Buzzing bee

I buy make up sometimes on an impulse. Like I think I will totally start wearing that light purple eyeshadow everyday, but after a week or two I go back to just wearing my regular nude shades. I never get rid of anything else just eyeshadow because i actually use everything else. I usually give the shadows I don’t want to my sister.

Post # 9
3077 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

No =/ I really should though. I acknowledge it but can’t get myself to actually do it lol

Post # 10
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Nope. I hoard makeup haha

Post # 11
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I never do, except lip gloss or mascara. I use years old eyeshadow and it doesn’t seem any different from when it was new, so I’m not gonna be throwing away money on shades I don’t wear often. 

Post # 12
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Nope, except mascara.  I don’t tend to use the old stuff, but it just sits there and collects dust.  I feel like I’m wasting money by throwing it out, so I wait until it’s really old.  I guess I’m a bit of a makeup hoarder.


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