They say to change your eye shadow every six months. I have some favourites I have had for years! Pop your shadows in a sealed bag and pop in the freezer overnight. This will kill off any bacteria and they will be as good as new. I do this about every three months to avoid eye infections.
Source: I heard of this from a TV program.
By Monique from Somerset, UK
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