Open Up Space in May - Clean Out Your Makeup

So what am I doing this May?

Purging. Non-stop purgin. I have so much stuff in my home that I don't need. I want so much to make space in my home and get over my attachment to things. I love my craft supplies and I am using them, but there are things I will never use again that have to go.

I have old make-up. I mean a lot of old make-up. Do you know how long make-up lasts? I didn't until I looked it up and guess what:


  1. Concealer - Up to 12 months
  2. Powder  - 2 years (sigh of relief here because I never have powder longer than six months)
  3. Cleansers - Cream or gel 1 year.
  4. Pencil eye liner - up to 3 years
  5. Eyeshadow -  up to 3 years.
  6. Brushes - until the brisstles fall off, but you need to wash every 2-3 months in a mild detergent.
  7. Water-based Foundation- up to 12 months
  8. Oil-based Foundation - up to 18 months.
  9. Lip liner - up to 3 years.
  10. Lipstick - 3 years unless it smells then you need to toss
  11. Mascara- 4 months (ouch I have mascaras that have been hanging out in my drawers for years.)
  12. Nail Polish - 1 year
So today I am opening up space by tossing everything that does not meet these requirements. Join my as I clean up my house, get rid of stuff that really needs to go, and donate away in May!


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