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Do you change your mascara every 6mths?

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Sunwhorealmost40 Tue 05-Jul-16 11:08:39

I didn't know you was supposed to?? Every 6 mth even if there's loads left? Anyone?

3perfectweemen Tue 05-Jul-16 11:34:49

Mine always runs out b4 then. But yes it would need changed as dirt builds up in there

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Tue 05-Jul-16 13:06:30

Nope. I have thrown out stuff if it smells or is visibly fucked but otherwise I keep it till it's used up.

Trinpy Tue 05-Jul-16 13:11:20

Yes always. I'm not so strict with other make up but I'm super careful when it's stuff that goes near my eyes.

I used to know someone who had the same mascara for 3 years! She used to top it up with water when it started to dry out shock.

chocoshopoholic Tue 05-Jul-16 13:13:37

I wear mascara only very rarely so bought a job lot of disposable mascara wands and never put a used one back in the tube.

Leo35 Tue 05-Jul-16 13:17:29

Disposable mascara wands sound great. I never use up mascara in the 6 months that are recommended. Where did you buy them from?

fattyfattytoadgirl Tue 05-Jul-16 13:43:39

I'd always heard that it's every 3 months for mascara.

Mine runs out faster than that. Not that I'd change it anyway.

I use make-up until it's done, no matter how long it takes.

dragonsarebest Tue 05-Jul-16 13:50:18

No. Makeup gets chucked when it looks, smells or applies differently, and that has been after a couple of months sometimes or a couple of years for others.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 05-Jul-16 13:51:55

I wear two coats ever day, mine runs out quickly!

TheDropBear Tue 05-Jul-16 13:59:18

shock Trinpy did she not get any eye infections?
I use mine until it runs out, I think they probably last around 6-12 months at a guess

chocoshopoholic Tue 05-Jul-16 14:18:48

Leo35 I bought them from eBay.

VulcanWoman Tue 05-Jul-16 14:35:53

Mine says use up by 12 months.

Leo35 Tue 05-Jul-16 14:54:56

Thank you for the intel Choco!! I'm going to invest in some.

Fresta Tue 05-Jul-16 14:58:17

It runs out before then.

However, I wouldn't throw it out if hadn't. I don't believe the rubbish about throwing make-up out after a set period, that's invented by cosmetics companies to get you to buy more. I doubt many bacteria can survive in all those chemicals!

Toxicity Tue 05-Jul-16 15:06:27

Mine tends to dry up around the three month mark so I always change then, I use mascara every day so I can't complain.

maggiethemagpie Tue 05-Jul-16 22:10:17

Mine dries up by then, so yes

SteffWR Tue 05-Jul-16 22:12:35

I'm lucky if o get to use mine once every 6 months grin and for that reason no. I do try and get one every year. I like to refresh my make up bag with not to costly but not too cheap things for those special occasions.

Glamourgates Tue 05-Jul-16 22:13:08

Mine only lasts two months. I think I have what they call a heavy hand.

AnecdotalEvidence Tue 05-Jul-16 23:26:10

I have never thrown any make-up out that I still use because of how long I have had it! There is some stuff that I have had for years. Mascara doesn't normally last more than 6 months but I do have some occasional use mascara that I've had for at least a year.

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