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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Beauty Buzz: Check Your Cosmetics!


Mo is back this week, with a REALLY cool app that she found that helps you find out of your cosmetics are expired. I know we are likely ALL guilty of letting some of our beauty products go undetected, so this is a good way to stay on top of it!

(photo from Check Your Cosmetics app web page)

To help me keep my ridiculous makeup collection in check, I recently discovered a really handy phone app (for android) called Check Your Cosmetics. This app is awesome when you are questioning the validity of your cosmetics. All you have to do is enter the brand of the product and it’s batch code and you will find out it’s production date, shelf life and the expiration date. Currently they have 36 brands to choose from, mostly high-end, with more being added regularly.

Along with checking the expiration dates of your cosmetics, the app also offers a general shelf-life guide for reference. If you do not have an app friendly cell phone or are not interested in this app, here is the shelf-life info for your noggin...
  • Blush (cream) ................ 1 year
  • Blush (powder) .............. 2 years
  • Bronzer ........................... 2 years
  • Concealer ........................ 1 year
  • Eye Cream ...................... 1 year
  • Eye Liner (liquid) ........... 6 months
  • Eye Liner (pencil) .......... 2 years
  • Eye Shadow (cream) ..... 1 year
  • Eye Shadow (powder) ... 2 years
  • Foundation (liquid) ....... 18 months
  • Foundation (powder) .... 2 years
  • Lip Liner ......................... 2 years
  • Lip Gloss ......................... 2 years
  • Lipstick ........................... 2 years
  • Mascara .......................... 6 months
  • Nail Polish ...................... 1 year
  • Perfume ......................... 4 years
  • Powder ........................... 2 years
  • Skin Care ....................... 1 year
  • SPF Lotion ..................... 1 year
Mo is the beauty and brains behind Madd Style Cosmetics. You can shop with her on Artfire, or follow her on Facebook. Her page is ALWAYS full of makeup and beauty inspiration!!  

2 comments:

  1. That's awesome, both the app and the general guidelines. I'll be sure to refer to this entry often to check my stuff!

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  2. This is so good, I never used to take any notice of the expiration dates on these products, and only noticed they'd gone 'bad' when I'd buy new and think 'whoa.. This mascara is so smooth when it's not a year old!)

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