Let it go. When editing your shades, be honest. Does this still look good on me? Do I love it? Have I
worn it in the past year? Does it fit my current style? If not, say goodbye. When you evaluate your
cosmetic palette, each shade should make you feel fabulous. If it’s time for an update, get the opinion
of a makeup professional. Foundation should be checked yearly and seasonal updates are a fun pick-
Brush up. Wash your brushes monthly with an antibacterial soap. Simply foam some soap in your palm and run the brushes under water with the bristles facing the drain. Squeeze to remove excess water and lay them flat to dry so that the bristles remain strong. To freshen them daily, have a brush cleaner handy in your makeup area with a towel. Simply give a squirt and a swirl after your shades and they will be fresh for the next day. Brush cleaner is also a quick way to clean foundation off your hands. For fun, store brushes in a small, colorful flower pot to help them fan and dry.
Think green. Use magnetic compacts with refillable cartridges to keep everything in one place instead of random color palettes all over your vanity. Plus, you’ll know that your carbon footprint is smaller with less plastic in landfills.
Grow and go. If you add something to your makeup stash, what will you clear out to make room for
that new purchase? If you ask that question, you’ll avoid costly impulse purchases and shade mistakes
that end up in the “cosmetic graveyard.” Plus, you can ask for samples if you’d like to test a shade for a
bit before committing.
Expiration Essentials. Stored at room temperature, most creams without an expiration date are good
for three years. Mascara should be safely replaced every three months because of bacterial near the
eye. When you get a new mascara, put the expiration date on the label with a sharpie. Powders are
safe indefinitely. Finally, be on the lookout for expirations on acne products, sunscreens and anti-aging
products with retinol. You want to be sure that they are fresh for the maximum benefit.
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