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Makeup Kit Makeover: That Certain Something

What's in your makeup bag? It could be something you don't expect: nasty germs and bacteria. Give your makeup bag an extreme makeover and protect yourself from the old unused products that could do everything from clogging your pores to causing infection. Start by checking expiration dates. A good rule for mascara and liquid eyeliner is to replace them every three months, no matter what. Liquid foundations and moisturizers are good for about a year. But if they start to separate or create an unpleasant odor, throw them away immediately. Here with more tips and advice is international makeup stylist to the stars Sara Brucker. "Powders do have a longer shelf life when used with the correct applicator. Whether you're using a puff or a brush, it needs to be cleaned after each use. Lip and eye pencils can last a much longer time when you sharpen them after each use. It's nice to use a makeup bag that you can actually wipe down after each use. Some of them you can put in the washer and dryer. It's very, very important not to share your makeup with anybody," says Sara Brucker. Give your makeup bag an extreme makeover every season. You'll have great new products, a fresh new look, and that certain something.