Here's What Actually Happens When You Use Expired Makeup

Hallie Gould
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Makeup expiration dates—what do they even mean? Over the past few months, you, our beloved readers, have been consistently asking this question. What actually happens to a product when it expires? Do you really have to throw out your very favorite palettes, liners, and lipsticks after a certain date? We outlined a guide for you, but now, we've decided to go into a bit more detail courtesy of a few experts who really know the deal.

Enter celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau and Glamsquad's director of makeup artistry, Kelli Bartlett. Together, these knowledgable women have given us a 360-degree view of the situation—from what goes down with the actual product once it expires to the scary realities of what may happen to your skin if you continue to use it. Keep reading for all the information.

Do you have any expired makeup horror stories? Let us know in the comments below!

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