No one can stop you from using it, but you're taking a gamble with
your eye health!
All makeup gets germs, but mascara is especially prone to it because
it is goopy and in a dark tube, perfect conditions for bacteria to
grow. Every time you put the wand on your eye and back in the tube,
you're putting more germs in the tube. You know how most mascara has
tons of preservatives in it? That's to preserve it so it doesn't
spoil. I don't know if Lush's mascara has as much preservative as
other brands, but if it doesn't, it will spoil faster.
Mascara can develop dangerous bacteria that infects your eyes, so
you're taking a gamble if you use it past the expiration date. As a
teenager I got pinkeye from using old (really old) mascara (not by
Lush). It was gross. Not doing that again!
Sorry, I know it is expensive but I don't recommend using the same
tube for a long time! If you can't afford a new tube, take a break
from mascara and use really dark smudgy eyeliner instead!
Answered on 12/11/2013 by Anonymous