Get Rid of the Old & Bring In the New

This month, we’re helping put the “fresh” in your summer look. Clean out your old makeup and come in to Simple Beauty to buy all new products with 25% off your entire purchase!!

Valid from June 1st to 30th, just mention the code phrase “OUT WITH THE OLD” to receive your discount.

Average life span: four to six months

Switch out your mascara every four to six months or as soon as it starts smelling funky (think: burning plastic) and depositing more clumps than color, says Jeannette Graf, MD, a dermatologist in Great Neck, New York. Take no chances with eye products—germ-ridden formulas can cause infections and sties. When you buy a new tube, do all you can to safeguard it from bacteria. Close it tightly after each use, avoid pumping the wand in and out, and never, ever share your mascara with anyone.

Average life span: one year

Immediately part ways with your pencil liner if the tip starts oozing an oily substance or forms a white film. Hang on to liquid liners for no more than six months, and dump them sooner if they thicken or smell like decaying roses. There’s little you can do to extend the life span of a liquid formula, since the applicator’s tip is in constant contact with your eyes and can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria. But you can shave away germs on pencils by sharpening every few days.

Average life span: one year

Most formulas—liquids, creams, and compacts—can last up to a year if kept out of direct sunlight and away from heaters. But once your liquid starts to separate, your cream thickens, or your compact color develops a rubbery aroma, it’s time to toss it. To extend the life of your foundation, use a cotton swab when dipping into bottles. Use a compact? Wash the puff or sponge every few weeks.

Average life span: one year

If you use a pan or stick formula, you’ll know it’s gone bad when it cracks or turns tough and elastic-like. It’s time to throw out your liquid concealer if it separates, appears oily, and/or smells rancid. Keeping hands out of your concealer’s pot or pan and tightly screwing on the lid can save it from spoiling before the year is up.

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