Yes, all of your makeup has an expiry date.

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As a makeup junkie it’s safe to say that I have products in my bathroom older than my kids.

It’s a bit scary to know then that makeup, like food, has an expiry date. And keeping it longer than its intended shelf life opens the door to bacteria and infection — neither of which you want anywhere near your face.

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Here’s exactly how long to keep your products, and how you’ll know when they’ve gone off. (Now excuse me, I’m off to clean out my bathroom cupboards.)

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Whats the oldest product residing in your makeup bag?

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