A debate broke out in the NYLON office recently over just how long you can hang on to your makeup.
Some said two months, other said two years, but the one thing we could all agree on was that it’s difficult to keep track of just how long you’ve had something in your makeup draw.
We didn’t realize just how universal our discussion was until, the very next day, we received Cargo’s new line of lip glosses, which all feature technology aimed eliminating any uncertainty over freshness.
The glosses themselves are the same as Cargo’s cult favorite lip pots—there are eight regular shades and seven blu_ray shades—only they’re in tube form and have a timer counting down the months since they were first opened. Nine months after your first application, which is considered the official expiration date for lip products, thanks to bacteria being continually added into the tube, and the little window on the top of the applicator will turn red.
Of course, if you’re gutsy you can keep your gloss well after the timestrip blows. But Cargo’s new technology is a good way to keep track of just how many lip products you’ve bought in a nine-month period—not to mention a great way to avoid stinky-gloss syndrome (aka the slightly sour smell that comes from make-up products gone bad).
If only scientists could figure out a way to have an “expired” label on clothing…
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
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