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A Complete Guide For Cleaning Out Your Makeup Bag This Spring

With warmer weather coming up, collegiettes everywhere are taking part in spring-cleaning. Out with the old, and in with the new! Similar to cleaning out your desk or closet, you should do the same for your makeup bag.

Here is the ultimate guide to cleaning out your makeup bag to prepare for the warmer months ahead.

Toss out products that are expiredThis is definitely a good place to start – knowing the shelf life of your makeup is key in this process. Check out this handy diagram to know when your mascara, powder, lipstick, and other products are ready to be tossed.

Look for multi-use productsYou can use many products for different purposes, such as using a lipstick on both lips and cheeks. This ultimately saves room in your makeup bag, time in your morning routine and puts money in your wallet. Cream products, as opposed to powder ones, are also ideal as temperatures heat up, as they blend in much more easily with your skin. Burberry, Benefit, and many other brands carry multi-use products.

Switch out your dark lipsticks and nail polishes for lighter onesWe all love our vampy lips and nails for winter, but trying out a brighter toned lip or a new nail polish will get you in the mood for the warm weather.

Clean your brushesCleaning your brushes routinely will ensure that your makeup will turn out looking flawless because there won’t be leftover makeup on them. Use a mild soap or baby shampoo to deep clean your brushes. Your skin will thank you!

Happy cleaning, ladies! 

Aileen is a senior communication major and marketing minor who resides in Westchester, NY. She is a Executive Features Editor at Her Campus Fairfield and loves online shopping, snuggling with her dog, and working out. the Follow her on Instagram @aklindy!
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