To chuck or not to chuck..that is the question!
I was recently reminded by the lovely 'Beauty Bird' (one of the friendliest bloggers on the block!) in her blog post - Make-Up Health Check, to go through my make-up stash and take some action. You can check out her blog here. I honestly can't remember the last time I went through my out of date products. It's something we really should do on a regular basis but how many of us get round to it?
Guidelines as to expiry periods etc are obviously printed on each product as well as being widely available on the net but do we adhere to them? I'm rather a guilty party on this front and tend to hang onto things unnecessarily. Found this interesting article which details your average chuck timetable - When to Toss Out Your Make-Up.
I've therefore rounded up a few products which are way past their best and really need to go to that old make-up party in the sky...
I'm clearly a marketer's dream when it comes to make-up, skincare, haircare and tend to try several products at once, mainly with the make-up. Friends at work that I've discussed this with have either one or two of each on the go, use it up and move onto another. This has really made me realise I probably buy far too much make-up for the sort of lifestyle I now lead, there's obviously only so much slap a face can take at any one time! (See I told you - if I get my gigs sorted then I'll use so much more make-up - it's a marriage made in heaven!)
Having said all that whether one is a hoarder or not we should all be trying to follow the usual rules of not sharing make-up (especially eye and lip products), cleaning our make-up brushes regularly to help prevent the spread of bacteria, discarding products that smell funny or that have changed in appearance etc and store with lids on, out of direct sunlight preferably not in a warm humid environment (ie bathroom) etc etc.
So are you a hoarder or a use-up girl? Do you have regular make-up audits or are there a few skeletons in your make-up closet?