It has been stated that over a woman's lifetime she will eat over 4 pounds of lipstick. It is also quoted that if you wear makeup on a daily basis, you body could be absorbing up to 5 lbs of different chemicals per year, too. Seriously!? I have a hard enough time keeping the pounds off from eating my food, let alone my lipstick. Jeesh!
This leads me to my next find, that goes under the category of "why didn't they think of this before". I am so thrilled that I was introduced and able to try out Beauty Alert! Stickers.
How many times have you rummaged through your makeup drawer, only to wonder how old your favorite lipgloss or lipstick is.....or how many months ago you bought that mascara. I am very guilty of this. I hold onto my favorite products for dear life, and sometimes forget how long I have actually been holding onto them in the first place.
Beauty Alert! Stickers take all the guesswork out of your makeup expiration date. Beauty Alert! packages contain 24 adorably-designed stickers, 6 stickers for each of 4 categories of product life. The stickers are divided by 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 16 months. Categories include:
- Liquid Eyeliner
- Liquid Foundation
- Cream Eyeshadow
- Facial Moisturizer
- Cream Blush
- Nail Polish
- Skin Care Products
- Hair Styling Products
As the website explains:
- Home Use Life Span As long as a beauty product is not past its shelf life, the second phase of its life begins after the product's seal is broken. Once cosmetics are exposed to air, the spoilage process begins to compromise the product's effectiveness and weakens its defense against bacteria growth. The amount of time make-up or skin care products should last after they are opened is the product's Home Use Life Span. Once its time is up, it's time to throw it out!
The Home Use Life Span for mascara is different (and much shorter!) than the Home Use Life Span for nail polish, but because the FDA does not require expiration dates on cosmetics, it is up to you to know when your product was first opened and the duration of its Life Span.
And that's where this great little product comes in ever so handy! Because, I am telling you, there are days when I am so busy that I can hardly remember my own name, let alone the expiration date on my foundation.