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THE LIP LAB Q & A: HOW LONG SHOULD YOU KEEP A LIPSTICK?

Posted on 14 October 2016

A: THE RISK OF YOUR LIPSTICK formula spoiling (or growing bacteria) is low since they don’t contain any water…

But, since they’re repeatedly exposed to the mouth area, you should replace lip products after a year, or if you’ve recently been sick. Lipsticks and glosses contain oily ingredients that start to smell like stale cooking oil over time, and you should look out for changes in texture.

You’ll know a lipstick has gone bad when it gets hard and you can’t spread the pigment on your lips; lip gloss will feel streaky and globby if you try to apply it.

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