BeautyReplacementGuide

Keep or toss? See which productsyou should replace and when.
mascara
Mascara When to replace: Every 3 months Customer pick: Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Bang Volumizing Mascara Why shoppers love it: "It's not too clumpy and stays on without flaking or irritation. I love the application brush, too." —Ladybear563, MN
eyeliner
Eyeliner When to replace: Every 3 months Customer pick: Double-Ended Couture Lip and Eye Pencil Why shoppers love it: "I have purchased this pencil duo more than once and love it. One of Adrienne's best products." —Kskmt56, FL
a sponge
Sponges When to replace: Every 3 months Top pick: Beautyblender The Original Sponge Why we love it: The edgeless design makes it easy to apply and blend foundation for a flawless, airbrushed look.
2021 winner beauty customer choice awards mented concealer
Concealer When to replace: Every 9 months Top pick: Doll 10 Doll Skin Concealer with Sponge Why shoppers love it: “The coverage is almost unbelievable. It’s smooth, creamy and light—definitely worth trying.” —ChrissieIPA, MA
Foundation
Foundation When to replace: Every year Customer pick: Mented Skin by Mented Stick Foundation Why shoppers love it: “I normally have a hard time finding a foundation that matches my complexion, but this is the ONE.” —Evelynj, GA
Lipstick
Lipstick When to replace: Every year Customer pick: MAC Matte Lipstick Why shoppers love it: “The long-lasting formula is perfect. I can always count on MAC to deliver a great lip color and product.” —ShopMaddieShop, NC
auto ship brow products
Brow products When to replace: Every year Top pick: Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Brow Gel Why shoppers love it: “This brow gel is easy to apply and looks very natural. I’m on my fourth tube. It’s the best!” —GG122, TX
Eyeshadow
Eyeshadow When to replace: Every 2 years Customer pick: MAC Art Library Eyeshadow Palette Why shoppers love it: "I'm a huge fan of MAC Cosmetics. I just love the colors, especially when it comes to eyeshadows." —RAHRAH87, LA
Primer
Primer When to replace: Every 2 years Customer pick: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Why shoppers love it: “This is my go-to. It covers nicely, smooths out my pores and makeup goes on flawlessly.” —ddjjr4, PA
Nail polish
Nail polish When to replace: Every 2 years Customer pick: Nails INC Rose a Day Collection Why shoppers love it: "Love the names, love the quality. 'Are We Having Wine?' is worth the price of admission!" —Sparklyshopper, CA
Makeup brushes
Makeup brushes When to replace: Every 2 years Top pick: Luxie Stardust Brush Set Why we love it: The set comes with six ultra-soft brushes and a fun, sparkly case so you can take them anywhere.
Fragrance
Fragrance When to replace: 3 years Customer pick: Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Why shoppers love it: “I wear this every day. It has a light, subtle smell that’s intoxicating. This is my third order.” —rockqueen, CT
Auto-Ship
Put your favorite products on Auto-Ship and replace them right on schedule.