How Long Does MAC Lipgloss Last?

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  1. Hello all!

    I found a MAC Lipgloss the other day that I got years ago. It had been in a drawer so the liquid inside the tube separated after sitting there for so long, untouched. I was able to mix it all back up using the applicator stick and it looks normal again. The color looks just the same as the day I got it.

    I was wondering how long do these lipglosses last before they go bad or shouldn't be used anymore.

    I was told that the general rule is to throw it away if it smells like medicine... well this one smells like plastic. LOL! It looks normal but doesn't have that yummy smell that MAC lipglosses tend to have.

    What do you guys think?
  2. I think that most people will probably say "Ewww gross! Throw it out!," but I'll admit that as long as things look/ taste/ smell normal, I keep them and keep using them... I keep my makeup sanitary and out of sunlight and heat, and I NEVER share it, so I've never gotten an infection or anything like that :shrugs:
  3. Well I was told that mascara needs to be thrown out 3 months after being used due to bacteria buildup. I'm guessing that would be the same with lipgloss.

    Although I doubt anyone follows that rule.
  4. I bought a tube of MAC chai (I think thats what it is called...or something close to that) at some store at the Aurora IL Premium Outlets that had a bunch of over stock make up from a bunch of different brands. My tube of gloss from there has a funky smell as well. They told me that the makeup they get is just over stock, but now I wonder if it is old:s
  5. I have MAC lipglosses that are years old and I still use them..
  6. I want to keep it but I can't get over the plastic smell. LOL! I will be able to smell it if I wear it. I think it's time I said goodbye to it.
  7. I never wear that gloss I bought for that just smells to funny
  8. 3-6 mths for frequently used gloss tubes, 1 yr for sparingly used tubes, and up to 2 yrs for unopened tubes. It's the bacteria on the applicator which goes into the gloss that's causing the rancid smell. Glosses that have external applicators tend to last a little longer cos they don't ferment as quickly.
  9. If it smells bad, I wouldn't use it. Just put it in your Back to Mac stash; 6 empties and you get a free lipstick!

  10. That's a new for me! How do you get a free one? TIA
  11. Collect your six empties, when you have enough take it back to the MAC counter or store. You can get a free lipstick (except Viva line); in the MAC stores, I think you can choose between lipstick or eyeshadow.
    There is more info on the MAC website.
  12. awesome! Thanks so much for the tip...:smile:
  13. I use mine up pretty quickly but I've got some ones that I haven't used for about 2 years and there pretty gross now they just dont look the same. I'd definatly throw it away and get a new one.
  14. yup throw that sucka out! shouldn't smell like that ...:nogood:
  15. oh yeah I forgot about the program..lissi forget what I said abpout throwing it out get rid of the contents and keep the empty tube..