Germs could be lurking in your mascara brush.

Okay, admit it, you don’t really “know” how old your mascara is or when you last purchase mascara.  You use it until it’s used up.  Could be six months, could be that bright green one you only use for St. Patrick’s Day so it’s a few years old.  Well guess what?  Your little buggy friends like your green or black mascara too!   When you return the brush to that warm, dark place, the germs love it.  They call it home.  They think up ways to infect your eyes. If it’s older than three months.  Toss it.  Get a new one and either write down the date on a post-it note and stick it to your make-up mirror or scratch the date into the tube. Your eyes will thank you.
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4 Responses to Germs could be lurking in your mascara brush.

  1. I’ve become more diligent about mascara since having eye infections a few years back. (Actually ten years back … how the time does fly.) The neat part is that a new tube of mascara flows more easily anyway, better to apply and longer lasting on the lash. So it’s a win-win.

    I’m less diligent about eye shadow, and tend to hand on to lipsticks longer than I probably should. But fortunately fashions and tastes change often enough to make shades no longer worth keeping.

  2. jennifer400 says:

    Excellent points. Eye infectdions are nothing to fool around with. Manufacturers are probably looking for new and better ways for the liquid to flow anyway so a new tube once in a while is a win win, like you say.

  3. Julie Long says:

    Yes, but what if the mascara tube in question is a $24 Dior that the woman at Sephora talked you into? Ridiculous, I know, and yet I must admit it’s the best mascara I’ve ever used. But at that price I want to use every last morsel!

  4. jennifer400 says:

    Right, Julie, and because this Dior mascara is so good, you’ll probably use it up in the 3 month time frame. So we all win! Right?

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