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How long before you toss out your mascara

Each time I crack open a brand new mascara, I usually make a habit of noting down the start date so I can track how long I have had this mascara open. Time flies rather quickly and before you know it, this mascara has been in rotation for more than the recommended amount of time. When this happens, things like dryness and clumpiness start to occur and it doesn’t matter how much you try to work it on your lashes, the product tends to lack any creaminess and barely offers anymore product.

With that being said, a fresh tube of mascara really does make or break our makeup routine. Think of it this way, you are rushing out the door in the morning and you’ve got your concealer, powder and eye makeup done. Out comes the mascara from your vanity drawer and it doesn’t matter much how you try to coat your lashes, it is giving you that dry and clumpy texture. At that moment, I want you to stop and ask yourself: “How long have I had this mascara?” If your answer is, not too long, then give the wand a good wipe with a piece of paper towel and go on your merry way. Sometimes it can be just dried up product on the wand. However, if you answered, “Ooh, it has been a while”, then do yourself a favour and go out a get a replacement. Don’t forget to toss out the old one.

If you have mascara build up, take a paper towel and wipe it down every 2 to 3 weeks. If you've had your mascara for more than 3 months, it's time to replace it.

I’m sure we’ve all been there and it’s so easy to keep reusing a mascara that isn’t doing much of a good job. We try to use up what we have but if it doesn’t serve us anymore we need to let it go. The new mascara will make your morning makeup application that much easier.

I started a brand new Silk Mascara less than 2 weeks ago and I have to say, I enjoy coating my lashes so much. It goes on perfectly and smoothly each time. I am sure you have heard of the 3-month rule when it comes to replacing your mascara due to hygienic reasons, but another reason to keep in mind is the performance of the mascara as well. Personally, 3 months is my absolute max for keeping a tube of mascara before moving on to a new one.

You know that saying, “Gone with the old and in with the new!”


Take care,

Sara Au Yeong

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