Knowing when to get rid of cosmetics always seems to be a hot discussion amongst makeup junkies. There are general guidelines that shift depending on the source, but many people only consider the context of makeup they’ve just picked up.
What about the extra mascara you picked up on sale, or the discontinued product you found online or at a warehouse sale? Most brands have batch codes on the outer packaging or on the actual product. Unfortunately each company has it’s unique coding style, so this isn’t particularly helpful to the average consumer.
Enter the cosmetic calculator at checkcosmetic.net. I’ve been using this for about two weeks, and it seems pretty accurate. This nifty tool makes easy work of deciphering batch codes, so you know the relative age of your cosmetics. It’s not an exhaustive list, but there is a large selection of popular brands.
Do you know how to read the batch codes from your favourite brands?