I found an article and wanted to pass on some VERY important information!!! I have met so many ladies and have worked with so many individuals that have had makeup since high school or at least 10 years or so. I know that at some point in this time that they have been sick, or had an infection and STILL used their makeup. This is GROSS Ladies!!! I have already stressed the importance of cleaning your brushes. Aside from the fact that they contain bacteria, makeup pigments mix with the oil from your skin making your brushes sticky and dirty. Please wash them uuuuuuunless you love little creatures crawling on the bristles and being rubbed all around your face....gag!!! Click here to see how to clean them (alert OLD video!!!) But what about the cleanliness of your actual makeup??? You should occasionally take some rubbing alcohol on a tissue and clean your lipsticks. Sharpen your pencils often to shave off germies, and ALWAYS do this if you are going to share makeup!!! I don't let ANYONE use my mascara and neither should you. As for the shelf life of your makeup, here's some professional advice on how long to keep it around before its time to toss it out.
As for mascara, It is so important that it is replaced every 3-4 months.
This is one you definitely should not keep around longer!
just asking for problems at that point! If you have to add water, you're way overdue!!
And one last thing... Never add water to formulas that are drying out. You're