Post # 1
I actually forgot what the recommended time is (is it 3 or 6 months?) I was going through my old makeup, and I found some eye shadow that’s like 2 years old and thought “I should probably throw this ouuut..” So I did. For some reason I hated doing that though lol. I mean, makeup isn’t cheap but I don’t want to get some kind of funky weird eye infection from using ancient eyeshadow either. I used to use the same makeup for YEARS, seriously, when I was younger I definately was not as diligent or germ-conscious as I am now.. but with age comes wisdom (well, we can hope anyway 😉 so…
Do you all toss out the old stuff even if there’s still plenty left?
Do you feel a momentary pang of “That was still GOOD makeup!”
Post # 3
No, I throw it out when it starts to get into a condition that I cant use it ( like when some eye shadow gets that hard covering type crap over it) or when its out. If it still looks usable to me then i use it
Post # 4
Um, no. I’m really bad about things like this. Mascara, etc, I go through quickly enough that it doesn’t matter. And my everyday eye shadow I go through quickly. But I have a few browns and bronzes that are about a year old!
Post # 5
Yeah, if I use it rarely, I end up not throwing it out when I should. the stuff I use everyday gets used up too fast.
Post # 6
I try to clean it out every three months or so.. but im a sucker for makeup shadow pallets and I end up keeping them for about 9 months.. :S other than that my foundation I go through pretty quickly… and blusher. I cannot go a day without blusher, otherwise I look a bit vampirish with my pale colouring.
Post # 7
I throw eyeshadow etc out when it’s done LOL and mascara and eyeliner (wet) when it gets grungy. But sometimes I just add a bit of water to make it last longer… is that bad?????
Post # 8
This is TOTALLY off topic, but…
@ccranetobe- I have a friend from australia and I used to love hearing the different words he used for things. Like you saying blusher and I saw another post where I saw a girl write stag night (instead of bachelorette/bachelor) Anyways, not that there’s anything wrong with saying blusher, I just enjoy seeing the difference. 🙂 Do you find the way we phrase things on here amusing at times?
@okqueenbee- sorry for going off topic! I never throw my eyeshadows out when I’m supposed to, but I always clean my brushes. Hopefully that makes up for it! haha!
Post # 9
Ha ha ha ah ha no way! I don’t wear make up enough to actually justify throwing it out! I think I’ve had the same brown eye shadow since high school… 5 years ago!
Post # 10
Heck no! Like you said make up isn’t cheap, so I use what I can..lol. I’ve used eye makeup that has been like 2 years old lots of times and have never had any problems with my eyes, except that I have to wear glasses but that’s not from eye makeup because I’ve had to wear glasses since I was 6. When I get an eye infection maybe I will…maybe.
Post # 11
But like Bella I do clean my brushes.
Post # 12
I don’t typically throw out makeup unless it’s no longer usable. However, I do recommend that you throw away any products that go near your eyes if you ever get an eye infection. I am a pharmacy student and it’s crazy how many people get upset about this… If you keep using it, you will most likely re-infect yourself (or if only one eye was infected, it will probably end up in both eyes). In that case, just throw it away!
Post # 13
Well, after hearing how many of you DON’T throw your old eye make-up away, I’m half tempted to go dig it out of the trash LOL.
@ Eva – I’ve never had an eye infection, and I don’t let other people use my eye make-up, so maybe I’m safe with just keeping it!
Post # 14
I don’t throw mine out either. I only use my makeup on me, so i’m not honestly that worried about it.
Post # 15
Okay, I have concealer that I use daily ONLY under my eyes, to cover up the dark circles. It takes me over a year to get through the bottle, and the tiny bottle is like $35! I’m not about to throw that out before it’s gone.
Post # 16
Just mascara. A lot of my eyeshadows are a couple of years old. If I notice a change in them, I would for sure throw them away – but they are the same.