New Year, New Beauty.

A quick guide to makeup expiration dates and when it's time to ditch that mascara. I's so hard!

How old is too old?

So you've heard this before right? Makeup actually does have an expiration date, no matter how attached you are to it...and even if it doesn't smell (I know you've sniffed it before).

Now that it's the top of the year, I like to do a little clean up of my beauty closet (yes, closet--don't judge), and throw out everything that is in no way good for me. There's a method to this madness. First, I get to buy new stuff--case closed right? Second, I can follow an easy schedule for a makeup check-up. I like to do it quarterly (honey, that's every three months) and it gives me a chance to see what's in and what's out, and what's almost gone.

The good thing is on some makeup labels it will tell you how long it lasts or gives you the shelf life. There's a little jar with a number inside. That number is the number of months that you should keep that product once it's opened. Have I went past that? Sure. But on some products it should be no compromise and I'll tell you why.