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The Dangers Of Using Expired Cream Blush
Blushes have been around for centuries, but it was only recently that cream blush gained more popularity. As versatile as it is, like every makeup product, cream blush can expire, and while it may be tempting to use a cream blush after its expiration date, it’s not recommended.
Glamsquad’s director of makeup artistry Kelli Bartlette says, “Expired cream products can irritate your skin, exacerbate rosacea and clog pores.” If you have a potted cream blush, consider getting rid of it after a year; if you have a cream blush that’s applied via a stick, it can last up to two years if it’s wiped with rubbing alcohol at least once a month.
To avoid the risk of using expired makeup, look out clues that the makeup is old — if a blush that was once smooth and waxy has become dry and hard to work with, it’s most likely expired. Additionally, do not use any makeup that has an odd odor, as it may be an indicator of bacterial growth.