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How long does makeup last?

By: Laura Moss on Feb. 22, 2011, 7:59 a.m.
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While lipsticks may last for years, experts say you shouldn’t use them for more than one year. Your favorite lip shade may still look OK, but the quality and safety of the product decreases over time. Store lipsticks and lip glosses in cool, dark places, and if you really want to make that tube last, keep it in the refrigerator.