The Task: Dispose of expired makeup!
The Why: I read yesterday that makeup actually expires. A quick Google search of the matter confirmed it. Make-up doesn't last forever. Duh.
I mean, it makes sense. Ingredients break down over time. Moisture breeds bacteria. It just never occurred to me before.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that I acquired at least one of the lip glosses in the photo above when I was in college! I'm not going to tell you how long ago that was, but I assure you, it was far more than the recommended one year shelf life of lip products.
The How: I just threw it all away. I'm not a big wearer of makeup, as evidenced by the fact that the picture at the top is my entire makeup collection and that not one of those items was purchased within the last year. Given all the undesirable ingredients that go into makeup, I'm not in a frenzy to run out and buy more.
The Verdict: Like I said, I'm not a big makeup wearer anyways. If I really miss any of these products in the future, I will do some research on the Skin Deep Database or the GoodGuide to choose a product that I feel is safe and ethical. I know that giving up makeup altogether is not for everyone, but I really do recommend you dive into your makeup drawer and consider disposing of anything that may be older than your student loans...
Also, right now the idea of having a few less items to stash somewhere makes me giddy!
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