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.

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

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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...