It’s the age old question – when does your makeup expire? Is it really okay that you’ve held on to the same lipstick for years for those rare occasions you need a bright orange lip? Pencil eyeliners don’t actually have to be chucked until you’ve sharpened it so much that it’s smaller than a pin – right? And what’s wrong with keeping a blusher forever because nostalgia?

Does makeup expire?

If you’re not convinced that updating your makeup bag is that much of a health hazard, you’re not alone. According to a British study some women keep their make-up for up to six years after their expiry date, and 70% of women never clean their makeup brushes.

But keeping old products can expose us to harmful toxins and cause serious health problems, which is why we’ve pulled together a very handy and in-depth guide. We’ve also pulled together

So when does makeup expire? Well…