The One Thing You Never Knew About Your Makeup Packaging

This handy icon has been hiding there all along.

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If you are a consumer of beauty products, you know how easy (and fun) it is to accumulate them.

But you also know that all your beauty products have an expiration date, and eventually you have to get rid of them.

On many cosmetics and beauty products, there's a teeny icon of an open pot marked with the number of usable months. Benefit's "They're Real" mascara is good for six months.

Let's take a look at some other products...