Here’s How To Gauge The Expiration Date On Your Makeup Brushes

October 2, 2016  |  


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As any makeup-obsessed gal knows, makeup brushes are the holy grail of creating a flawless face. However, as beloved as they are and as much as we try to hold on to them to the bitter end, they do have an expiration date just like the rest of your products.

Recently, InStyle delved into this topic, speaking with makeup artists and makeup brush creators about the lifespan of brushes and when you should trash yours for a new set.

Continue scrolling to see the verdict.

Katie Jane Hughes, Editorial and celebrity makeup artist:

“If you’re trying to blend your makeup and a brush that normally works well is blending your makeup in a spotty or patchy way, that’s not a good sign,” she says.

Sam Chapman, Real Techniques founder and makeup artist:

“If your brush sheds on a consistent basis, there is a high chance that the glue holding the bristles has loosened.”

Nic Chapman, makeup artist and Real Techniques founder:

“It is possible for brushes that are used daily to become misshapen over time—especially if you are heavy-handed. Using a misshapen brush can apply makeup unevenly, so if the bristles do not return to their shape, even after washing, then it is time to replace them.”

So ladies, if you didn’t know, now you know!

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