When you picture your makeup drawer, is it a clean, well-organized space with fresh, up-to-date mascara, foundation, and lip colors? Or a stressful mess of new and old beauty products covered in a layer of powder of uncertain origin and eyeliner pencil shavings? This Spring at Aloette, we’re looking to help you take your beauty and skincare routine from “Whew” to “Wow!” with clean, good-for-you products for your face, eyes, and lips. Plus, we’ll give you the lowdown about when to throw out those crumbly cosmetics and replace them.
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
We know that a well-loved lipstick or eye pencil can feel like a security blanket but trust us: that tube of mascara from 2018 is beyond suspect. Cosmetics come with expiration dates that are usually displayed on the packaging with a tiny open cream jar called the PAO (Period After Opening) symbol. If they’re kept for too long, bacteria can jump from your beloved beauty products to your face in a heartbeat. Here’s how long we recommend you keep cosmetics and skincare products, plus a clean, good-for-your-skin Aloette version to gift yourself once you’ve finally let go of your golden oldies.
If you’ve ever heard the “life-hack” about adding water to your dry mascara for longevity, stop right there! According to the FDA, adding water or (ick) saliva to dry mascara can add bacteria that can lead to irritation. Give your old mascara the boot when it’s dry, or around three months old. Same with liquid eyeliner: three months and it’s more than likely caput. Eye pencils last a little longer, around a year, because they don’t attract as much bacteria as liquid liners and mascara. You can hold on to your eyeshadow for up to two years, but make sure to clean those makeup brushes regularly so they don’t spread bacteria as well.
Aloette Replacement: Top Shelf Volume + Curl Mascara
Take a deep breath and toss that dried out mascara this spring, because Top Shelf Volume + Curl helps give you maximum volume and long-wear curl with just one stroke! The brush on Aloette’s Top Shelf Volume + Curl Mascara is uniquely curved to separate and lift even your tiniest lashes. One customer dubbed it a “pushup bra for your lashes,” and we couldn’t agree more!
Celebrating your one-year anniversary with your lipstick? Time to break up. Lipstick, lip liner, and lip gloss can probably be kept for a year or so before they start to dry out. It’s not just about potentially harmful bacteria: cosmetics that are past their expiration dates often just don’t work as well. If you want to keep your favorites shining a little longer, make sure to store them in a cool, dry place.
Aloette Replacement: Liquid Lip Shine
Let our Liquid Lip Shine give your lips a fresh start! Liquid Lip Shine is available in seven lip-loving colors, from a neutral tan to a shimmering rose, and you can find your new go-to by using the “Select Your Shade” feature on Aloette’s website. A high-shine lip gloss enhanced with a plumping peptide and conditioning Vitamin E, Liquid Lip shine can be worn alone or over your favorite lipstick for added dimension.
Foundation + Skincare
Here’s a little good news for those of you with a 24-step skincare routine: products for the face, like foundation, blush, and primer, can keep for a little longer. If you’ve had your foundation for two years or less, keep on rocking! But if your primer or moisturizer is older than two, it may contain bacteria or germs that could cause skin irritation or breakouts. Make sure you’re replacing those older makeup brushes, too!
Aloette Replacement: Be Picture Perfect Foundation
Spend the next two years with Be Picture Perfect, our long-wear 12 hour liquid foundation that helps improve the appearance of skin with each use! No matter your skin type, you can achieve natural-looking coverage because Be Picture Perfect dries down to a demi-matte finish to cover imperfections and conceal uneven texture. Infused with good-for-you skin care ingredients and available in seven shades, this foundation is worthy of a long-term relationship!
Keep the Spring Cleaning Going!
Once you’ve purged all those expired products and have a makeup drawer that sparks joy, build your routine back up with Aloette skincare offerings:
From the farm to this pretty, pink jar, Beauty Biome Microbiome Complex Serum is infused with natural, hydrating Aloe Vera that locks in moisture to encourage a healthier microbiome. Part of Aloette’s Farm to Jar Collection, this serum can be a part of your morning and evening skincare routine to help reduce the look of uneven texture and balance your complexion.
You’ve just spring cleaned your skincare, so don’t let environmental stressors start to wear on your skin again! Set + Shield Environmental Defense Makeup Setting Mist is a multipurpose formula that helps protect skin from pollution and daily grime for a fresher, healthier-looking complexion with each use. The lightweight mist locks makeup into place, with a just-applied matte finish that keeps your look as fresh as those spring flowers.