After wearing the same lipstick for a while, I put it in a drawer, I actually think I might use that tube again. Ha! Sometimes I will run across an old lipstick and I try it on and remember what was happening when I last wore that color. But that is not a wise thing to do. Who knows how long that lipstick sat in that drawer?
Out with the Old, In with the New
This lip rash continued to bother me so, I threw out pretty much every lipstick I owned and started again with a new batch. Problem solved! I never really knew whether it was a sunburn, a reaction to something I ate, or whether the lipstick caused it. All I know is it hasn’t happened since the big toss.
And even if old lipstick wasn’t the cause, it has made me more aware of the toxic risk of old makeup. I thought I was supposed to use lipsticks for only 6 months. Since I wasn’t sure, I looked it up. It’s longer! Shorter, if the color has changed or it smells funny. Anyway, here’s the link, so you can toss your cosmetic before some creepy bacteria enters your life – Toss them when.
If you can’t remember how long ago you bought it, you’re better off tossing it!
On a bad day there’s always lipstick. – Aubrey Hepburn