Happy New Year ladies and gents!
In true New Year fashion, you must clean out the old in order to bring in the new. This truly goes for everything, including you makeup. So below are 5 items that you should replace if you haven't in the last 6 months.
Replacing your mascara at least every 3 months is crucial to prevent any sort of infection or bacteria near your eyes. Usually, once your mascara gets clumpy or dries out, that's your sign that you need a new one!
Similar to your mascara, make sure to swap this out every 3 month. Since your liner is being placed close to your eyes, you want to make sure this is as free of germs as possible!
So your gel eyeliner typically comes in a pot, and unfortunately, bacteria often gets trap in there. So it is extremely important to make sure you're always using a clean brush when you reaching for your gel eyeliner and also replacing it every few months. Similar to your mascara and liquid liner, any liquid/cream consistency will need replacing much more frequently than your powder products, especially since it's closer to your eyes!
If you put your concealer wands directly onto your face, you product becomes contaminated much quicker. So if you have been doing this, get rid of your old concealer. Once you purchase a new one, try applying the product on a surface that you can sanitize. If not, cleanse the back of your hand and put the product on the back of your hand instead of directly onto your face. This will increase the shelf life of your product by another 6 months. If you notice separation in your concealer, that is a for sure sign that it is time for a new one.
Beauty Blender/ Sponges/ Brushes
If you are not cleaning you sponges or brushes, please do so! This is so so so important. So much bacteria is built up in those brushes and sponges during and in between each use. A great brush cleanser and one of my absolute favourites is Cinema Secrets.