Introducing the cosmetics cull bucket:
|Cosmetics manufactured when I was still young and didn't need to use them...|
I wrote about collecting makeup and cosmetics as being akin to collecting perishable foodstuffs in this post... at the time of my move I neglected to sort through my *ahem* collection of unopened products. Let's just pretend that I didn't throw out an unopened cleanser that was manufactured in 2003!!!
Yes, I confess that on many occasions I have been sucked into buying an extra product just to qualify for the 'gift with purchase' only to never use all my free gifts, let alone the extra product (which I didn't even need in the first place). So what you can't see in the picture above is the bottom of my cosmetics cull bucket - 3 bottles of Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (does anyone out there actually like this stuff?) have been laid to rest tonight. Also featuring heavily are half used fake tans... in my old age I have learned to accept my pale skin.
So anyway, it's true. Cosmetics expire. You can check the manufacture dates of branded cosmetics that you are slathering on your skin on this site.
Happy cosmetics culling! x