I dunno if you’d call it anal, smart, forgetful, or just organized but I do label my skincare and makeup with dates. I have little label makeup and when I cracked open something new I put the month and the date and stick it on the back. I tend to forget when I started a new mascara or opened up a new moisturizer so I like to put a label in the back to remind when it might be time to toss the item out!
I have to admit though I do have a problem trowing away mascara that I’ve “broken” in.
Have you ever cracked open a new mascara and just hated it. It isn’t applying right, it looks crappy, etc…etc…! But you know, you spent money on it and you can’t just toss it out so you start using it and before you know it you and the mascara start jiving together well and your lashes are looking great. Your relationship stabilizes and you’re on solid ground with that mascara. Things are going great!
But as with all good things there’s an end game and that end game is three months. I typically toss my mascara after three months. Some people wait longer I personally wouldn’t recommend it. Mascara is a breeding ground for bacteria and tossing it after three months will save you from an eye infection.
That being said, it’s HARD to toss it. I swear I hate tossing out a mascara that I’ve used daily for three months. It’s just so perfectly broken in! The formula somehow morphs on an old mascara! Sometimes it becomes thinner or sometimes it’s thicker…it’s just hard to explain but a mascara I’ve used daily for three months works so much better than a new one….!
Anyone experience this weird phenomenon?
I swear if I never had to buy a new mascara again I’d be perfectly fine using the one tube of Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes I’ve already broken in. Whenever I toss an old one out and start a fresh one I always feel like the formula isn’t quite doing the job the old one did….!
And the cycle starts all over again…..!
So, have you ever broken in a mascara and had a hard time throwing it away?
Or am I alone?