Toss the no-brainers.
Like products that are expired. Makeup that's old can harbor dangerous bacteria, so discard any products that have exceeded their shelf life.
Expert tip: When you purchase a new beauty product, put a sticker on it with a "dispose of" date so you know the correct time frame, Reich notes.
Makeup shelf-life cheat sheet:
|Product||When to toss|
|Powders (including blushes, bronzers, and shadows)||Two years|
|Cream shadows and blushes||12-18 months|
|Oil-free foundation||One year|
|Cream compact foundation||18 months|
|Lipstick and lip liner||One year|
|Lip gloss||18-24 months|
|Pencil eyeliner||Two years|
|Liquid or gel eyeliner||Three months|