Isn't it sad when a beauty product that you haven't used much expires and you need to throw it away?
You see, I bought this liquid eyeliner from Nichido last mid-October and I've used it only ONCE .
Take note: ONCE . Now. I have to throw it away.
Yah, I know it's cheap but still I should've bought something else. I recall buying that when I am clueless on how it works. Haha.
I know. I know.
At least, I've learned my lesson. I SHOULD NOT buy things that I don't know how to use.
By the way, I've also researched about the expiration dates of beauty products. To those people out there who doesn't know how long a product really lasts, here is a list. I hope this helps.
SHELF LIVES 101
[Note: These are estimates]
Concealer: 12 months
Powder: 2 years
Cream and Gel Cleansers: 1 year
Pencil Eye Liner: 3 years
Eyeshadow: 3 years
Sponges: Wash weekly. Discard monthly.
Brushes: Wash 2-3 months in mild detergent
Foundation: [Depending on ingredients]
Water-based : 12 months
Oil-based: 18 months
Powder: 1 year
Lip Liner: 3 years
Lipstick: Some say, 1-2 years. However some say 4 years.
Mascara: 4 months
Nail Polish: 12 months [also depending on the quality]
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