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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Do Lipsticks Expire?

Yup. Of course!!
Many women of old (my mom and my MIL included) almost NEVER throw away their old lipsticks. I know expired lipsticks when i smell one. It smell like WAX.
As far as I know, lipsticks doesnt lasts a life time. Usually it lasts between 2-4 years. Anything more than 5 years should be chucked away. So the chinese say "if you dont rid of the old, the new wont come...."
And sooo.......I've decided to re-organize my current collection and chuck away some old lippys.
Here is the new box i stole from my hubby. Its actually a pretty box that comes with his birthday gift (a tie).

OK. Gotta run....I've got appointments today. Toodles!




10 comments:

clair said...

They do turn cakey, FA. Sometimes I find lipstick I didn't know I had (imagine that!), nice colors but too late, had to chuck them out. Quite sayang LOL.

Wuching said...

here's a tip on what to do with old lipsticks, use them to draw ppl faces when they're asleep!

emigre said...

Do you find that glosses turn bad faster? Either way, it's hard to use everything up before they expire.

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Moi said...

Very good point! I have to make a point to sort out my old lipsticks and lip glosses once in a while. I'm mostly worried about bacteria growing in the lipstick and lip gloss, especially lipgloss 'cause it's liquidy texture.

Shiny Blue Black said...

i never use any of my lipsticks up (because i hardly ever wear makeup)

*sigh* so wasteful

nyonyapenang said...

i don't keep so many now.

Paris Beaverbanks said...

Yes, a timely reminder not to hold on to that shade of lipstick just because I love it.

Fashionasia said...

clair: yalo...sayang to chuck away hor? tell u a secret.....i also still keep them lah!! those that i absolutely adore the colors....just don put them on the lips anymore lah!! :)

wuching: u want some or not!?? I know u can put them into "good" use...

emigre: i find that glosses turn color!! especially transparent ones....they turn yellow pretty fast....

moi: i totally agree!! thats y i dont quite like glosses with dipping brushes...quite unhygenic..

shinyblueblack: no make-up n still look gorgeous?!! wah..u must be one helluva chick.

nyonyapenang: noneed so many la...hehe..emphasize on the eyes ma horrrr

paris: I still keep my fav shades...hehe...

Simply said...

You have a great collection of lipstick!=)

My mother always keeps her old make-up! Her lipsticks lasts about 10 years![True -_-] I have never asked her why she doesn't throw away these...
But well, I still keep my make-up too!XD

Shiny Blue Black said...

wei lah Fashionasia - I never say I look gorgeous lor :P