FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: What happens when you use expired makeup + Makeup expiration chart

Happy Friday! So glad how the whole TBJ 8th Mega Anniversary Giveaway + Meet and Greet is panning out; nearly 200 entries in just one day! WHOA! So happy and grateful for all of you guys. :)

Let's take a break from that for now and check out this FMF query from Monaliza:

What will happen if I use expired makeup? Is it true that makeup is just good for one year?

Hi Monaliza,

Thanks for this question! I've answered this already before and I'm providing a link to that blog post below.

As for makeup expiry, here's a quick and easy to digest chart to guide you on the shelf life of makeup products. Feel free to print it out. :)


This is a standard guide on the shelf life of beauty products, but bear in mind that products may last longer if you store them in a cool place, prevent direct hand contact, keep them away from sunlight, and if you don't lend makeup. To be safe, these are the standard expiration dates for beauty products that you can follow.

Hope you like this! Have a wonderful Friday, everyone. :)

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7 Lovely Thoughts

  1. But there are also expiration date indicated in the product itself right Ms. Martha?

  2. Thanks for answering my query Ms Martha. I better throw away my makeups when it reach their expiration date. Better safe than sorry. Kahit malayo pang maubos. Huhuhu kaya nga paisa isa lang ang bili ko eh. (full time mom here) bihira ko lang kaseng gamitin. Thanks again.

  3. Thanks for reminding us..we tend to forgot the expirations of our makeup. Especially for those who has a lot..hehe!

  4. Wow. I love this blog.. madami na naman akong natutunan. Actually meron akong mga make-up na lagpas na sa due. Nakakaluwag ng loob kasi nabasa ko na pwede naman pala basta well stored.

  5. Thank you for sharing this. Very helpful. I should replaced my mascara asap.

  6. Thankyou for sharing this. Sa sobrang tuwa ko sa make up di ko na napapansin yung exp date. Feeling ko halos iba don, expired na although di naman siya kadamihan. Pero di ko din kasi madalas gamitin.

  7. ah ok now I know! Thanks for the info!


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