Most girls couldn’t tell a cap screw from a bolt but they definitely know the difference between a cheek tint and a blush. A girl’s cosmetic cabinet will most likely have all sorts of products, from lip balms to eyeshadow palettes with a myriad of colors.

It’s not all the time that you get to use up all your makeup. When was the last time you had to scrape eyeshadow powder from the bottom of its container? Chances are, you never had to. You probably either buy new shades or get another one in the same shade. Take a quick look inside your cosmetics cabinet and you will surely find a lot of products that you already need to throw out.

As a general rule, you have to throw out powders after two years and liquid cosmetics after about a year to a year and a half. Some would say that eyeshadow powder can be good for up to four years. But, you’d rather be safe than sorry. Besides, if you have not used your makeup for a considerable time, you probably won’t miss its absence.

Check out each piece to inspect for unusual odors, filming, and caking among others. If it does not look the same way as when you first opened the product, it’s a sign that the product has gone bad. Cleaning out your cosmetics cabinet of old makeup products will help you organize your vanity and save you from potential skin irritations.