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How long does makeup last?

By: Laura Moss on Feb. 22, 2011, 7:59 a.m.
blush and brush

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Like powder eye shadow, powder blush can last up to two years if it's properly stored away from heat and light. However, cream blushes should be disposed of every six months. Use a clean brush or sponge to apply blush to help minimize the bacteria in your makeup and ensure it lasts as long as possible.