TOSS The makeup kit stashed in your desk drawer—back when the Dow was above 14,000.
TRY Beauty Alert stickers ($8.50 for 24), which remind you when products are past their prime. Mascara only lasts three months; skincare, six; concealer, 12; and bronzer, 18.
BUY Cargo Timestrip Classic Lip Gloss ($22). It has a window that turns red after nine months--when you should throw it out.
TOSS Greasy, makeup-melting moisturizers.
TRY Switching to oil-free formulas and rotating a skin brightener into your summer regimen.
BUY Patricia Wexler M.D. MMPi20 Skin Brightening & Pore Refining Serum ($55) and Mark Berry Grand Super Exfoliating Beads ($9).