Did you know your makeup has a shelf life? Take a minute this spring to go through your makeup drawer and clear out the old to make room for the new.
I learned at work that mascara should probably be thrown out every 4 months — and I realized with some disgust that my tube was past due date. I took this as an opportunity to sort through my entire makeup drawer. My criteria for stash-or-trash was:
- Do I use this product regularly?
- Is there an expiration date?
- Have I used this product for more than 4 months?
- Is this just taking up space?
Through this process, I was able to clear out everything you see in that box pictured. You should pay special attention to products near the eye area like mascara because you don’t want dried out mascara or bacteria to get in your eyes. I also make a habit of cleaning my brushes every day (Daily Brush Cleaner), deep cleaning them once a month (Purifying Brush Shampoo), and replacing them completely every quarter.
What products can you get rid of? Remember, the key to a minimalism is getting rid of the excess. It starts with the little things. ✳