Our favorite time of year is here! Every spring we go through our makeup bags to toss the old (to make room for the new) and get rid of anything that could be expired or no longer sanitary. We will be choosing a date for our Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag Workshop where you can join us to dump out your makeup bag and determine what products you can save and what needs to go! This workshop, back by popular demand, is the perfect way to start fresh, and learn some tips from the makeup professionals. Now more than ever, it’s important to toss anything that may have bacteria or may have expired. We want to share some tips with you to get you thinking – then take action!
1. Expired products could be affecting your skin!
Take a look at the labels on your cosmetics. Do you see the little symbol indicating how long after opening the product should be tossed? Most people never pay attention to this! It is super important to ditch expired products. Knowing how long your cosmetics can be safely used after opening can save you from skin problems down the line. Wondering why you’re suddenly breaking out? Your makeup could be the cause! Follow our chart on how to determine who keeps or who tosses.
Blush & Bronzer
Pencil Eyeliner & Lipliner
2. Switch Up Your Products For Summer
Let’s face it, we all sweat a little more during summer. Sure, we can call it a glisten, but your glisten is only as good as your highlighter staying in place! The key to maintaining flawless summer skin is to incorporate a primer and setting spray into your routine. Prep your skin by cleansing, applying moisturizer, and then applying a thin layer of primer suited for your skin tone before putting on your makeup. After you’re done, spritz all over with a makeup setting spray to seal it in for hours!
3. One Trend At A Time
To avoid spending money on a bunch of trending makeup items this summer, stick to just one trend at a time to make sure you really like it! Makeup trends are so much fun. We love some bright lipsticks and unique products that come out. Making sure you don’t overload your makeup bag with items that are only trendy for that week will save you money and space in the long run!
4. When In Doubt, Use The 6 Month Rule
As you learned earlier in this post, makeup expires! Since we have to constantly stay on top of our products as makeup artists, we have a 6 month rule for used products. If we haven’t worn it in 6 months, it’s probably safe to say we aren’t going to wear it until it goes bad. Are you guilty of replacing a product before it’s done? Ditch the last drops of the old one if it’s sitting in your drawer. Broken lipstick you haven’t worn since last Halloween? Out with the old, in with something new!
5. Know Your Skin
This last one might seem a little obvious, but most people don’t buy makeup to suit their skin type. Most people aren’t entirely sure what their skin type or correct undertones are! Wearing the wrong shade will get you that dreaded jawline and that’s never cute. Wearing the wrong type of cosmetics could cause worse problems down the line. If you have combo skin, use products tailored for oily skin only where have excess oil to avoid drying out the rest of your skin. Before purchasing a foundation, always make sure you have a color match by testing the product on your jawline and making sure it disappears completely in bright light.
6. Clean Your Brushes!
Build up from products sitting over time can cause bacterial. It is SO important to clean your brushes. Owner of KiSSandMakeUp, Pamela, loves Parían Spirits for her brush cleaner. For a deep clean, wash brushes individually with baby shampoo and water, then lay out flat to dry on a clean towel or paper towels. Make sure you are cleaning or disposing your beauty blenders regularly!
Ditch your old brushes for new ones and start fresh! Use our Morphe code to get a free brush.
We are postponing our Spring Clean our Makeup Bag workshop for the time being, but make sure you RSVP on our Facebook page for information on the new date!