Originally Posted by BuickMackane
Thanks! Very useful info
I always thought lippies had a shelf life just like cream products, but a bit longer. I did a major spring clean in my makeup stash last year and I tossed quite a few lippies that had started to smell and swatch like crayons. Quite a few were Clinique GWPs, so perhaps they weren't that good to begin with. But a couple of Chanels, YSLs, Helena Rubinsteins, Diors, Givenchys and Guerlains (none of which were GWPs) also ended up in the bin. Funnily enough none of the Clinique lippies I purchased had gone bad.
Does it matter if a product has been used or not? I'm guessing products that have been used would go off quicker because of bacteria and whatnot but like I said it's just a guess.
It definitely makes a difference. Items that have a shelf life will have this little symbol
Which means after it's been open, you have this many months until it can go bad. The timeframe is a general guideline, and can change based on temperature, humidity, direct sunlight, etc. again, it's not an exact date. It can be less, it can be more. Just use your senses. If it's smells/tastes/looks different than normal, it's probably time to replace it.
Originally Posted by vaisforluvrs
Thanks! At first I thought it was mold but it didn't smell weird or anything. I'm still going to use them
Originally Posted by jennifae
Does it look like this
? I just received a lipstick that kinda looks like this (but not as bad). I've never seen anything like it before, but I immediately suspected mold. I googled "lipstick mold" and that's the first blog post I found. I wiped the white coating off because I didn't really know if it was mold. I still can't bring myself to use it, but I'm keeping it to B2M later. It wasn't that old either (maybe a year and a half based on the collection it came from). Not a big deal though since it was free and I only paid for shipping.
Here's one of my eye kohls i haven't used in a while. It's not uncommon to buy a new liner or lipstick from the store and it looks like this.
All you have to do is sharpen the liner or just wipe the lipstick with a tissue. You can use alcohol too if you'd like.
Originally Posted by makeupgrrl
Thanks! I was thinking about Nightmoth with it...I will probably try it out tonight around the house
Originally Posted by LAKESHA1908
I haven't rocked my FIRM FORM yet, but, I will when I go out this weekend and I think Nightmoth/Currant/Vino would look lovely!!! Great Advice Erine!
Originally Posted by Medgal07 YES!
Thanks for the confirmation