Makeup may not come stamped with an expiration date, but there's definitely a time to toss it. Find out if you've got gross, way-too-old products hidden in your makeup bag ...
Perfume: Perfume's high alcohol content (if you keep it in the bottle) means it can last a couple of years. One catch: heat can alter the scent, so make sure to keep your fragrances in a cool, dark place -- no matter how beautiful the bottle, says Brook Harvey-Taylor, creator of Pacifica Perfume.
Lotions: Like perfume, lotion can last a long time. To keep your favorite lotion from checking out early, celebrity manicurist Skyy Hadley suggests, "cleaning the pump (remove dry/crusty lotion from spout) every week or so, depending on how often it's used." And if your lotion starts to thin, she recommends "adding Vaseline to thicken the texture."
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