It may not take you 4 to 6 months to finish a tube of mascara, but that is unfortunately how long mascaras last before it’s time to say goodbye and tossing it. Wet environments are more prone to bacteria build up, which is why they have such a short lifespan. If you’ve had it for longer than 6 months and it is starting to smell off, it’s time to bin it. It might be heartbreaking to see your makeup expire before you’re even done with it, but binning that mascara now is better for you in the long run.
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