How long you should keep your make up products

■ Mascara has a three-month life

■ Lip and eye pencils can be kept
for up to three years.

■ You can keep lipstick for up
to a year.

■ It’s safe to hold on to your lip
gloss for at least six months.

■ Blusher, face powder and eye
shadow have a two-year lifespan
after opening.

■ Oil-free foundations, BB creams
and tinted moisturisers can last
up to a year after opening.

■ Make-up brushes made with
natural fibres will last many years,
but wash them every two to three
months in a mild detergent to
keep them clean and free
of germs.

■ Nail polish will last up to a year.

■ Try to use perfumes within
three to five years of their
production date.