Is your vanity looking more like a beauty crime scene than a flawless makeup counter? Here are 10 signs it's time to clean out your makeup drawer.
1. No Counter Space
If you can't see your vanity's surface, there are just too many cosmetics on it. Get organized and throw out anything you haven't used in several months.
2. Dirty Drawers
You pull out a drawer and it takes a few seconds for the powder to settle before you can see what's inside.
3. Melted Lipstick
When you open your lipstick tubes, you find mush instead of a stick. Toss!
4. Separated Foundation
Your foundation bottles contain separated layers of liquid. They've gone bad.
5. Smelly Creams
Any cream-based makeup smelling like old crayons has expired.
6. Broken Eye Shadows
Trash any shadows or palettes that have crumbled.
7. Outdated Makeup
Anything not worn in a year should go. If you didn't wear black lipstick for the last 365 days, you probably won't tomorrow, either.
8. Crusty Mascara
Mascara the texture of chipping paint should be a goner. (It's a great excuse to try something new and fun, like L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara.)
9. Sticky Tubes
Are your lip gloss tubes gooey? Ew! They're leaking and need to go.
10. Dusty Brushes
Can't remember when you last cleaned your makeup brushes? Time to give them a proper clean or toss them.