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While adding to your makeup collection is always fun, it’s important to remember that those products don’t last forever. Using expired makeup on your skin can cause all sorts of problems, and the chances of bacterial growth multiply when you are dealing with a water-based product. Different types of makeup have different use-by dates, but as a general rule, anything over 2 years old needs to be tossed. Products like mascara expire much faster, in 3-6 months.

You’ll also notice that most beauty products are marked with a tiny little open jar logo – this shows how many months you should keep that product after it has been opened. As much as possible try to use something up before buying (or at least opening!) another. If you end up throwing out a lot of makeup, try to remember how annoying that is the next time you’re tempted to splurge on something new.

The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program

JCI has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter into the marketplace. During the 10-month full time program, students study everything from glamour and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetics application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal  and professional growth potential.

John Casablancas is the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theatre.


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