All Good Things Come To An End..?

Posted for Skin Care On October 4, 2008

Why do all good things come to an end? … So sang Nelly Furtado.

Let me put it this way…

“Shades to dust
Lipsticks to hard crusts
Why do all good things come to an end…”

You guessed it right! I am talking about your long romance with your cosmetics and the break-up you refuse to do.

There is only one place for old make-up, and that’s your garbage can. You need to understand that using old cosmetics can have adverse effects on your skin and damage it all the more.

Here are some tell-tale signs that tell you when to toss away you beauty kit members


Powders find place in the all women’ beauty kit. And they are often used for years and years because they don’t show any visible cues of damage or bacterial infection. But keep an eye for grainy textures or formation of hard chunks. And if you see this you know its time to throw it away.

* Always store the powder in a cool dry place and wash the powder brush regularly.


They generally have a long shelf life. No wonder then cosmetic companies come up with new shades every season. But even your treasured shade has to go sometime or the other. Look out for any dryness on the stick or a strange smell. That’ll be the time to bid it farewell.

* Ideally, lipsticks should be changed every two years!

Eye shades

Eye shadows have the longest shelf life of any beauty product. But that’s not the signal for their lifetime validity. Over time, eye shadows develop pigments and become oily in texture. That will be the time when they breathe the last.

* Buy fewer colors in small packages in order to maximize their shelf life and avoid using your hands for application. Use a make-up brush instead.

That’s about the basic! Wait till next week as I get you more info about other make-up stuff. Keep reading!

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