■ 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
■ 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
■ Nail polish will last up to a year.
■ Try to use perfumes within
three to five years of their