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How Long Do You Keep Your Makeup?

Yesterday morning, as I was digging around in my makeup drawer, I came across an ancient Chanel blush compact that I bought in London years ago. I've saved it because it was my first ever high-end makeup purchase, and I loved that sleek, black compact containing the prettiest pink shade that smelled faintly of rosewater... But let's cut this trip down memory lane short. The fact is, this compact is seven years old. Even though I just can't bear to part with it, I'm not going to wear it—it's just too old.

Which brings me to the question: How old is your oldest piece of makeup? Do you secretly hang on to that same, perfect shade of lipstick or bronzer even though it's been in your makeup bag for years? Or are you vigilant about tossing things out when their recommended life span is up?


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