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How often do you throw out mascara and buy new mascara?

I've heard that you should not use mascara more than 2-3 months because of bacteria.


Asked by SweetLuci at 7:27 AM on Nov. 8, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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Answers (10)
  • when it starts drying up. about every month and a half

    Answer by beautifulkirei at 12:58 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Every 3 months. Honestly most mascaras bother my eyes due to contacts and my eye doctor makes me use restasis. He told me pesticides are used for mascara. He also told me most liquid eye liners and makeup removers are left on the bottom part of the eyeball that he has to clean up manually to remove the builup of gunk. Gross right? After that story I cut back on eye makeup for life...

    Answer by mamacita69930 at 8:53 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • yeah i heard that too, i bought my mascara with sophora for $30 yup expensive but it does work really good-- i bought it about 6 months ago-- i dont use it every day so i still have it-- but im ready to but another one

    Answer by Genesis29 at 7:34 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • I keep it until it runs out. I know I should replace it every 3 months, but I can't buy just a 3 month supply of it. To me it wasteful to throw out something that is more than half full. I've always done this and never had any bad experiences.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:48 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Maybe every 6-9 months or when i see its drying up. If my eyes start to bother me i will throw it away along with my eye liner. im not rich so i abuse it lol

    Answer by whitenena at 11:39 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • i usually buy new mascara every 3-4 months. i ahve heard of bacteria too so i try to replace somewhat often. plsu i think it gets clumpy or dry after a few months.

    Answer by stargazer74 at 1:11 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • i toss it after 2 months

    Answer by AprylnAtticus at 1:23 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • after a month

    Answer by wnnababy at 2:18 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • between 2 and 3 months.

    Answer by bratgirln1 at 3:28 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • 3-6 months

    Answer by Liveyourlifeval at 6:58 PM on Nov. 8, 2010