(Closed) How often to you replace your makeup?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How often do you replace your makeup?
    I wait until I've run out of it, which is probably longer than recommended : (21 votes)
    70 %
    I replace at or near the recommended time, whether I've run out or not : (2 votes)
    7 %
    I buy so much makeup nothing has a chance to get very old : (5 votes)
    17 %
    I don't wear makeup : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Other (please share) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    I used to replace at least my mascara in the recommended amounts of time, but right now I am pretty darn poor so everything is being stretched to the limit. I’m scraping the edges of the blush compact, down to a nub on my concealer stick, and the micro-organisms in my mascara have probably invented the wheel by now, they’re so evolved.

    One thing I do to make it last longer is use brushes rather than applicators on my eyeshadow (they seem to soak up less stuff, I don’t know for sure), and use my foundation VERY sparingly. I use a mousse and apply it with a sponge, which gets it much more even with less product than my fingers. But most days I just do powder instead, and there I buy loose rather than pressed. For some reason, it seems like I always run out of pressed powder quicker, and the little circle-shaped applicator thing falls apart almost instantly.

    That being said, I am a diehard drugstore girl (I have exactly ONE tube of Mary Kay lipgloss and beyond that my biggest splurge is Physician’s Formula) so YMMV with higher-end makeup.

    Post # 4
    1053 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    i use the good ole pink and green one from maybelline.  i think it works great and it’s about $3.50 so you don’t have to feel bad about pitching it after 3 months!  plus, it works so much better when it’s fresh 🙂

    Post # 5
    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I replace all of my eye makeup every three months.  I have really sensitive eyes and I can feel a difference as things (especially the mascara) get older and grottier.  (I know it sounds like I’m a total kook.)

    I’m allergic to a ton of mascaras that I’ve tried.  I think the Almay stuff is the best, but a friend recently recommended a sephora organics one that’s $12 a tube.  May give that a go next time. 

    One other thought that could help–I’ve recently discovered that getting things to close to my lashline really irritates my eyes.  If I get the inside of the eyelid (like a makeup artist told me to do with eyeliner), even products I’ve used for years will make me want to rip my eyes out. 

    Post # 6
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m pretty bad about this.  If I like a product, I’ll use it until it’s absolutely gone, no matter what the expiration date is.  I should probably pay more attention to the dates, I guess, but I’ve never had a problem.  I’ve got a couple of discontinued nail polishes that I’ve had since college…sad…

    Post # 7
    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I use everything till it’s gone, which probably isn’t good for my health.  The ONLY thing I replace often is mascara – I usually get a new tube every 6 weeks or so.  I find that mine gets dried out. 

    Post # 8
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Mascara is probably the only thing I replace on a regular schedule. My eyes are so sensitive and when mascara gets old, my eyes are a mess. But everything else I don’t replace near as often as I should.

    Post # 10
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I was one of those kooks who voted for ‘I buy so much makeup I dont need to replace it’, Yup. I am rediculous, and mascara is one of my worst. I buy it constantly. I am never satisfied. I loved this one kind of mascara but now the company does not make, makeup anymore so I have been on the search for it since.

    As for mascara for sensitive eyes (I did see your post, but didn’t read what others commented) but I will suggest Marcell cosmetics, I am pretty sure though that they are a canadian brand. but my best friend is super sensitive to all things on her skin/lips/eyes/anywhere humanly possible. and she usus Marcell and has no issues. they’re quite inexpensive as well (well from what I usually pay $20+ per mascara)

    Also I am sure a clinique mascara would be subtable as well since they’re targeted for sensitive skin.

    good luck!

    Post # 11
    694 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    The only thing I replace is mascara, that gets goopy for me around 3 months and I’m terrified of the bacteria. However, I’m a hypocrite because I have so many eyeshadows that I never run out of and I never replace until they are gone! Lipstick too- I don’t replace it. I just keep buying and buying makeup. I should probably stop that!

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