Tip: How to check if your makeup expired

Hi, everyone! I know that with Christmas coming up, we BeautyTalkers look for beauty bargains on discount sites. Here's how to check if you bought expired makeup:

 

1) Google checkcosmetic and click on the first site.

2) On the left where it says Cosmetic Calculator, choose the item's brand.

3) Find the batch number on your makeup. Most of the time it's stamped on the outer packaging/box, and it's a mix of numbers and letters, like A27. 

4) The production month and year should come up. Ewww, January 2007... Smiley Tongue

 

This should help when you're buying makeup from sites like eBay and Amazon, so you don't waste money on discounted, expired makeup. Even if it seems new, I feel like using an expired product from an unknown person is still... questionable. 

 

Of course, check if any seals are broken, packaging design is wrong, etc. etc. Just a tip I'd thought to share. Happy shopping! Smiley Happy <3

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This is great! Thank you!!!

 

Re: Tip: How to check if your makeup expired

I recently discovered that too.  One of the brands I was using wasn't on there,  so I sent the company an email and they were very responsive.  It turns out, Sephora had sent me a couple of items close to the expiration dates.  So, it's not just places like ebay we should check.  PIA Smiley Happy  

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This is great! I always mark my makeup with a tiny sticker on the bottom of when I bought it and when it expires (I'm lazy sometimes and don't like searching for the 12m tiny thing on the bottle. )

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Thanks,

How did you even find something like this?

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Oh wow this is super helpful! Thank you!

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You're welcome, everybody! I've recently discovered what makeup lots are, and they're so tempting. But, I know that the makeup in those lots is probably expired...  (sigh) the price might be too good to be true... Anyone else have experience buying makeup in lots?

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Thanks! I had no idea something like this existed. 

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Thanks! 

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Great, thanks!

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Thank you so much for this! It's going to be so useful for me in the future ^_^

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Great advice!  Always good to be careful with sources you don't know.

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Sure! Just don't want anybody to get duped like I was once. 

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thank you!

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