Raise your hand if you don’t know how long you have had your current make up? Cleaning out old makeup and discarding products that aren’t good for your skin is an annual ritual here at KiSSandMaKeUp. As professionals, we are extremely conscious of our sanitation with clients. We make sure to use the same sanitation practices when using our own make up. It can be easy to purchase a lipstick and lose track of how long you have had it. It’s time for some spring cleaning! Let’s start with some spring clean your makeup bag tips and advice!
A million products and not sure what to use? Ditch the expired products and swap out those Winter trends. We have 5 steps to clean out your makeup bag.
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 Warmer Weather
Let’s face it, we all sweat a little more during warmer weather. 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 warm weather 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 and skin type 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 season, 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 Thy 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, if not blended properly. 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 you 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.
All KissAndMakeUp clients will receive all this information one on one when they book a makeup lesson… And so much more!