Okay so we all know that I’m a makeup hoarder. It’s definitely no secret and while I’ve gotten a LOT better at self-restraint while in the beauty aisle, I still am attempting to work through the massive stockpile that could beautify an army during the zombie apocalypse. That’s how large it is, for sake of scale. One of the major downsides of having such a huge collection is that you really need to be aware of how old the makeup is that you’re smearing on your face.
Think about it. Your skin itself is actually pretty sensitive regardless of what “type” you have (meaning even if you don’t have acne-prone skin, you’re not exempt from having to take care of the skin that you do have)! Using products that are way old could fan the flames of a flare-up that you were hoping to heal, or even cause a breakout…which none of us want. Worse, you could have developed an allergy to something in the formula of that old mascara you always used four years ago and bringing it back to use on your sensitive eye area could cause a lot more problems then it’s worth.
What I find interesting is that even though we all know we should cull through our collections and weed out the products that are long gone, over half of makeup users never get around to it. Or worse, they don’t know when to call it quits on a product because expiration dates aren’t really a “thing” in the beauty world.
Well, have no fear everyone because I’ve created a FREE printable for all of my makeup hoarders that’s cute enough to sit on your vanity to help remind you of when it’s time to part with your beloved nail polish from 8th grade. All I recommend is that when you buy a new piece of makeup, just jot down on the packaging (in Sharpie) the date you opened it. Simple, right?
To be honest, I was going to make this card a reward for people who signed up for my email subscription list (check out the bar across the top of the page if you’re interested), but then I realized how important this information was and decided that EVERYONE could use a little makeup education. So, this printable is free for everyone to use with zero strings attached…but please consider following me over on any of my social channels! Bloglovin’ is a great way to keep up with all of my new posts in a super non-invasive way (nudge, nudge).