It’s a New Year so let’s take a look into our makeup bags – ditch the old and clear out to make room for new! Makeup bags, the subject of many discussions, can contain the remnants of days and looks gone by and serve as a host to bacteria that leads to clogged pores and breakouts.
Makeup Hygiene Rules To Follow:
Give your brushes a bath. Makeup brushes hold host to bacteria, especially those used with any liquid type of makeup (foundation, eye, and lip). Brushes should be washed with a gentle shampoo and laid to dry overnight on a weekly basis to avoid spreading bacteria and giving you the cleanest + flawless brush finish!
When you’ve come down with a cold or had the flu-get rid of things like toothbrushes, makeups and products you stick your finger in.
Lending your bestie your lip gloss is a great way to spread germs.
Most of us keep our makeup in the bathroom, but heat and humidity can allow yeast and mold to grow, so try and keep makeup away from the shower.
When To Say Buh-Bye:
Mascara= 3 months
Eye shadow powder= 2 years
Blush= 12 months
Foundation= 6 months
Lip gloss/lipstick= 12 months
Liquid eye liner= 3 months
Skincare= opened 9 months/unopened 2 years
Last but not least, its good to clean out the old and try something new. It is after all a new year with so many beautiful possibilities! Discover our favorite 2018 products?
Lisa’s 2018 addition: I have a slight obsession with bronzers and highlighters, so after my bag cleanse I had to add another. Absolutely love the color of Bobbi Brown’s limited edition highlighting powder in Opal Glow!
Lauren’s 2018 addition: It’s no secret that Lauren is obsessed with lip gloss. Where usual goto is Chanel, I once counted five in one bag! This season she opted for Kevyn Aucoin’s Molton Lip Color topcoat in Opal. The perfect addition to any lipstick!