My Makeup Affair and Product Shelf Life

My Makeup Affair and Product Shelf Life

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day! Today I will be sharing with you my makeup affair. I will also talk a little about the product shelf life of your beauty goodies! 🙂

Most of you probably do not know yet but I love makeup. I’m such a noob on applying them properly though, but that is for another entry. Haha. Around my high school year, I bought this huge makeup set from Watsons just because I was a curious kid.

It was inexpensive too at around Php 700 which already included everything I could possibly need for my first makeup set, even eye sharpener!

But then again, as I have said I do not have much experience so it was either I made a panda eye out of myself or a zombie gone terribly wrong.

And all these memories came rushing back to me because I saw some products from the set that surprisingly are still with me.

My Makeup Affair and Product Shelf Life

L-R: Lip crayons, lip glosses, lipsticks from the set

My Makeup Affair

Around 5 or 6 years after, I know it is high time to throw these products away. They are rarely used by the way, the quality sucks! Boohoo!

Now why did I share this? Because I want us to review the product shelf life of the typical products we use for our face.

  • Concealer: up to 12 months
  • Powder: 2 years
  • Pencil eyeliner: up to 3 years (if sharpened regularly)
  • Eyeshadow: up to 3 years
  • Water based foundation: up to 1 year
  • Oil based foundation: up to 18 months
  • Lip liner: 3 years
  • Lipstick: 1 to 2 years
  • Mascara: up to 4 months (if you want to prolong its shelf life, do not pump the wand in and out of the container)

Hope my makeup affair post helps! 🙂 Bye for now!


A digital marketer, wanderlust, beauty addict and foodie all rolled into one. This Aries girl has been rockin’ the world since ’89. Lately, her idea of fun consists of early night in and Netflix and chill with face mask on. ‘Cos why not? Adulting can be tough.