When was the last time you checked the expiry of your makeup ? Are you aware that they expire?

Did you know that they can expire? ….No ?

Ahazij Beauty Center is extremely conscious about the health of our client’s skin, hence we recommend always to use products that have a longer shelf life. We believe that being one of the best beauty center in Doha, gives us the responsibility to educate you about being conscious consumers of makeup products.

Since we do apply some form of makeup on a daily basis, you should be conscious about the expiry dates of your makeup. So, look out for the PAO symbol on the products.

What is the PAO symbol you ask?

Most products have a Period After Opening (PAO) symbol which acts as a guideline for when you should throw out a product after you’ve opened it.

The symbol includes the letter ‘m’ which stands for month and a number before the letter ‘m’ (which stands for the amount of months), i.e. ‘6m’ means that once you’ve opened a product you should realistically stop using this product after six months.

But say you unfortunately don’t find the PAO symbol.. then what ? Fear not ..Ahazij Beauty Center is here to help you out. We sat down and categorized all the products and did a thorough research as to when approximately do the products expire and till when they are safe to use !

Make UP Product Shelf Life
Micellar water 6 Months
Cleanser 1 Year
Toner 6 Months- 1 Year
Moisturiser 1 Year
Concealer 1 year
Foundation 1 Year
Powder and blusher 2 Years
Brow pencil 2 years
Eyeshadow 6 months –  2 years
Mascara 4 – 6 Months
Eyeliner 6 months- 1 year
Lipliner 1 year
Lipstick 2 years
Lipgloss 1 year
Lip balm 1 year
Nail polish 2 years
Fragrances 8- 10 years


Go ahead – clean that bag of yours and which products are not of good use anymore. It will not just keep you safe but will also give more spaces for the new ones!


And lastly, USE THY SENSE OF SMELL. If it smells no good, well it probably is. It pays to take good care of your skin, Ladies!