Love It or Toss It

by Joyce in


A few weeks ago, Gummy and I were talking about editing our collections. She is quite fabulous at purging things from her collection, and I am really not. While I don't have a HUGE collection compared to many bloggers, I still would really like to have a manageable, reasonable stash that I really love. 

I grumbled to Gummy about just how many products in my stash don't get much, or even any use for quite some time, that I have so many makeup items that I just don't get around to reviewing because I rarely, if ever use them... and then Love It or Toss It was born.  

We selected a few items to use over the course of a weekend, and hope to continue this series on a regular basis. We welcome anyone who would like to join in - feel free to post photos on Instagram or Twitter and tag #loveitortossit. :) 

Read on to see what I selected, and what made the cut!  

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I had a hard time deciding on most of these products that I selected, though I know one product is absolute LOVE.  

I am completely obsessed with this Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Lipstick in 103. The formula is scent free and totally creamy, which is just a dream. It may even be the perfect nude, even on my somewhat mauve-y inconsistently pigmented lips. I definitely want more Armani lipsticks, from this range as well as the Rouge Sheers and new Rouge Ecstasy line.  

I'm a bit on the fence about Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Pencil in Black Plum. The formula is quite smudgeproof on me, and wears really well on my monolid area. No smudges for hours upon hours, and I totally love the blackish purple shade. It drags a bit, especially when I tightline, and I find it ridiculous to sharpen for some reason. The pencil edges get sharp?? I don't know how to explain it, but I do know that I love the shade and my fiance even complimented my eyeliner. (And he does not really like eyeliner!) I'll be keeping this since I love the shade and don't have anything like it, but I won't repurchase this liner. 

Swatches below. L-R: Armani Rouge d'Armani Lipstick in 103, Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Flushed, L'Oreal Magic Lumi Primer partially blended & not blended, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Liner in Black Plum

armani rouge d'armani lipstick swatch 103, revlon photoready cream blush flushed swatch, l'oreal magic lumi primer swatch, bobbi brown long wear eyeliner black plum swatch

Now I'm leaning towards toss for the two drugstore products here, but I'm still not totally sure. The Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Flushed was a purchase I enjoyed last summer, but I don't know if it is total love. I've gotten so many cream blushes since, and this one has a very silicone feel in comparison to some of the others. It also takes a bit of effort to blend, but for about $10 I'd say it is worth a try.

I feel the same about the L'Oreal Magic Lumi Primer - I've gotten so many lovely things since. I'd say this is an OK primer, nothing stellar in that department, and doesn't highlight pores or anything like that. I do like to wear it as highlight, but it is super subtle as there is no shimmer in this really at all. Those of you who find Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector to have too much shimmer may like this, actually. Mine suddenly started to be a bit runny, like water was separating out from it, which is strange, as it was just fine before. 

Here's a photo of me wearing everything in this post - not sure if you can see much of anything, but I thought I'd give it a try!

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What do you think of these products? Have you tried any of them? Do you think I should keep or give away the ones I'm not so sure about??  

All of these products were purchased by me. This post contains affiliate links.