Sep 5, 2012

Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

The arrival of Spring means there's no better time than now to do a little de-cluttering, cleaning and sorting...of your makeup bag! Here are Natalie Bloom's top three tips for getting your cosmetics collection Spring ready:

  • Like food, beauty products don't last forever. In fact, expired makeup can cause skin irritations or eye infections. Check the packaging of your favourite products and look for a diagram of a jar with a number on it - this indicates the number of months you can use it after opening. Bin anything you've been using for longer than you should.
  • Dirty brushes can become a breeding ground for bacteria so make a habit of cleaning them at least once a week. Use a mild shampoo and then lay them flat, rather than upright, to dry. This  prevents water getting into the glue and causing the bristles to fall apart. 

Illustration: By Rebecca Wetzler and from Natalie's book, Beauty in Bloom 

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