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Keep a Clean Cosmetic Bag

Here are the best tricks to keep everything in order in your makeup kit. Remember to discard anything old/expired!

–        Discard all broken products.

–        Discard all products beyond their use-by-date.


It is always a good idea to write down when you purchase an item; some products last longer than others, and who really remembers when they bought something over a month ago?  And if you aren’t sure, check the expiration date on the package. But here are a few simple rules to go by:

  • Mascara – last about three to four months after opening.  If you use it a lot it may be that it doesn’t even last three months.
  • All texture products in powder form such as shadow, matte powders and foundation – last about two years.
  • Foundation in cream form, correctors, shadows or rouges in cream form – last about a year and a half.
  • Lipsticks – last about two years.
  • Lip gloss – last two years.  See when the color or texture changes; it is possible that if you have exposed it to temperature changes then it may have gone off.
  • Face creams and cleansers have different shelf lives, depending on their ingredients – they can last from 3 to 24 months.



Clean all your products with a damp towel, and dry them with a soft cloth.  They will come out looking new.

Don’t forget to clean all your brushes, and you’ll see how much easier it is to put makeup on.  Here’s how:

Natural hair brushes:  Clean them with a mild shampoo, with a neutral fragrance. Rinse them in cold or lukewarm water (avoid using hot water). Apply a hair pack or intensive hair conditioner then allow it to take effect for a few minutes. Rinse them in lukewarm water and ensure there is no remaining soap.

Tip: Always leave your brushes to dry on a towel; never let them dry vertically in a cup, as the water would enter the brush’s handle and ruin it, and the hair will part.

Remember- Relax, Regenerate, Revitalize.


Lily Seed Owner/Spa Director
Revita Medical Esthetics & Spa


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