How long you should keep your make up products

■ Mascara has a three-month life
span.

 
■ 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.