Toss or save: When it's time to throw away your makeup

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Toss or save: When it's time to throw away your makeup
Toss after 3 months.
Toss after 1 year.
Toss after 1 year.
Toss after 2 years.
Toss after 1 year.
Toss after 1-2 years if stored properly.
Blush powder can last up to a year (before you will likely run out) but if you keep your brushes clean, you can keep blush for up to 4 years.
Toss after 2 years. The same goes for lipstick, lipgloss, and lip balm.
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Like most women, we have a serious makeup addiction. With countless mascaras, blushes, and lipsticks in our arsenal, we often forget about a few at the bottom of our makeup bag. This however, is a big problem.

Makeup bags are breeding grounds for bacteria and old unused makeup is no different. Did you know that you should throw away your mascara after 3 months of use? If you were as surprised by this as we were you'll be even more shocked to find out that a few of your favorite products have very small shelf lives.

Click through the gallery above to see the best practices for when to toss and when to save your makeup.
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