when should i replace my makeup, after how long?
I own Bare minerals makeup.
I believe all makeup marketed in the EU has to have a "lifespan" mark of sorts on it. Whether or not BE is sold there or not, I don't know, but they do adhere to marking many of their products with the European codes. Check the bottom or side of your items and you'll see an icon that looks like a short jar of makeup with the lid askew. On or near the jar will be an amount of time, listed like this: 6M, 12M, 24M, etc. That is the number of months AFTER THE PRODUCT IS OPENED that you should throw it out. So, glancing through my collection of BE makeup, the Pretty Amazing lip colors say 12M, the face primer says 12M, the powdered eye shadows say 12M, the all-over-face color I have says 12M, and the eye primer says 6M. I'm actually surprised by the lipgloss because I thought those sorts of products were supposed to be tossed after 6 months, but... And I didn't look at my mascara, but I believe the general guideline for that is 3 months. My foundation is not marked.