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Beauty Alert! Stickers For Keeping Track of Makeup Expiration Dates

Keep Track of Your Makeup's Shelf Life With These Stickers

Did you know that it's not required for cosmetics to have an expiration date? Did you also know that once you open a product, the oxidation process begins immediately? While some cosmetics manufacturers help you determine the shelf life of your makeup with a little symbol (a pot) and number (usually in months) to indicate when it's time to go, the problem with that method is that you have to actually remember when you cracked it open.

These durable, waterproof Beauty Alert! stickers hope to help you do just that by offering you a place to write the date of first use. With 24 stickers in all, these colorful reminders are also broken into subcategories of expiration dates, so you can easily label a specific product by its particular shelf life. Would you use the Beauty Alert! stickers, or do you have another method of keeping track: Sharpie, masking tape, or don't you bother at all?

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princess325 princess325 6 years
I throw out stuff when I think it's been awhile or it's gone, but I don't actually keep track.
EduHeather EduHeather 6 years
I keep a "minimalist" assortment of makeup in my bag, so I tend to use stuff up long before the expiration date. But there have certainly been times where I've forgotten about something then went to use it later and ended up tossing it because I just wasn't sure. There's a good blog at http://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com right now about "When Good Makeup Goes Bad," and it lists about how long products last so you can gauge it!
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 6 years
I usually use my makeup until it runs out...which is bad, I know...
danixk danixk 6 years
these would be good for mascaras...that's about all i think i'd use it for.
sh0pah0lic56 sh0pah0lic56 6 years
ugh soo guilty of not throwing makeup out in time its just so sad to see them go in the trash :-( lol
pixelhaze pixelhaze 6 years
does the expiration begin even if you haven't opened the product yet? I have a bunch of mascaras that I got as gifts with purchase that now I'm wondering if I need to toss.
c12h22o11 c12h22o11 6 years
I write the open date on the back of the eyeshadow pot or wherever with a sharpie.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
cool idea but not something for me, I am pretty good about filtering out the bad stuff in a decent amount of time so I'll just keep with that
mehollowell mehollowell 6 years
Great idea!
subversivedoe subversivedoe 6 years
couldn't you do the same thing for however much a sharpie costs? it's what they do for eye solution stuff...
pharm_chick pharm_chick 6 years
im positive i have a lippie from like, 7 yers ago. its just such a pretty shade, and i plan on taking it to mac or someplace where they can color match it so ill have a 'replacement' of sorts. but i dont think id use these, i automatically toss out makeup that looks like its too old.
Antimony Antimony 6 years
Ohh thats really cool! :) I think I would definitely pick up something like this if I caught it in the store.
emalove emalove 6 years
I'd use these...I have tons and tons of makeup and I know some of it should probably be tossed by now.
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Nah I don't bother...ha.
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