Lipstick in average can be stored for a year and a half. The maximum time that a cosmetic is able to maintain their properties and not to deteriorate, is about three years. But you need to keep the lipstick on the shelf of the refrigerator and do not open.

Signs of shelf life of lipstick

Not always the expiration date on the lipsticks of famous brands listed numbers often use is to use decorative cosmetics, special code. Almost each firm to indicate the shelf life of lipsticks and glosses apply digital encryption, Roman numerals or letter marking. You can enter this code on the Internet website of the manufacturer of lipstick, the system will automatically give all the information about the purchased product. Including shelf life and date of production of cosmetics.

The difficulty of determining the shelf life of lipstick is a reason to contact the consultant of the store to find all the information about the bright tube. You must help, because sometimes on the packaging of the code is erased or bad read.
Makeup artists advise not to use the same lipstick to create the makeup for more than four months under continuous use.

Remember that expired cosmetics can cause skin rashes, allergic reactions. And although they say that beauty requires sacrifice, to use lipstick after its expiry date doesn't need.

How much is stored lipstick?

When buying cosmetics always pay attention to shelf life. However, we need to properly use a lipstick that lasts as long as possible. It is recommended to apply brush strokes. Well tighten the cap and not leave a lipstick near heating devices, under the rays of the sun. If gloss or lip stick lay under the bright sun for some time, use these products can three months.
Throw a lipstick and not risk the health worth it, if the cosmetic product has dried, acquired a strange smell, changed color.

In any lipstick are fats and oils, so tainted cosmetics will publish an unpleasant odor. It will be a signal about the quality of the selected products. Too strong aroma will tell you about the cheapness of lipstick or fake. On defective product and says the texture of the product. If it is soft, homogeneous and has no stains, Crusader pencil no moisture stains, lipstick not deteriorated and, most likely, is the original products of any brand.