Love It or Toss It, #7

by Joyce in


This spring, I've been really considering just how I could possibly use up even a fraction of my makeup collection. I'm slowly making my way through my stash and trying to make strict decisions about the products I'm holding on to. This month's Love It Or Toss It features products that I desperately wanted, and then hardly used. 

Marcelle BB Cream, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, Burberry Pink Taupe

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Marcelle BB Cream in Medium to Dark
Quite a few years ago, while visiting Toronto with my family, I discovered Marcelle BB Cream thanks to a Canadian blogger's recommendation. (I wish I remembered who!) I encountered a tester at a Shopper's Drug Mart one afternoon, and fell in love with the coverage and redness reducing properties. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be as EVERY location I visited over the course of that week was sold out. Later on, I discovered that Marcelle ships to the US, and then last spring, Birchbox started carrying the brand. I finally got my hands on this, and then failed to use it more than a few times in the year that I've had it. Ugh! Anyway, I kind of love it. It feels light on the skin, has great coverage for a BB cream, and has a natural finish. I'm definitely holding on to this one! 

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink
This was another one of those Lisa Eldridge induced purchases, and it seems as if Pale Pink looks great on everyone. I quite like the creamy formula of Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges - they're not cream to powder and at the same time are less "sticky" than Stila Convertible Colors. Pale Pink makes for a great neutral blush or lip color! 

Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Pink Taupe
Remember when Burberry launched these eye palettes? Yup, I do. I anxiously waited for the next Beauty Trend Show to grab this with a gift with purchase, and I've seriously used it only a few times since. Burberry eyeshadows are just about my favorite eye things in existence, but this palette just doesn't make sense to keep given how long it will take me to use up any eyeshadow . The shades don't pack a punch on my skintone, and I find that I much prefer Dark Sable, Antique Rose, Khaki and Pale Barley, over the lighter, corresponding shades in this palette. 

Swatches L-R: Burberry Pink Taupe, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink, Marcelle BB Cream in Medium to Dark

Swatches L-R: Burberry Pink Taupe, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink, Marcelle BB Cream in Medium to Dark

Now, I'm already looking at the next group of products and contemplating a summer blog sale... :)

Have you tried any of these products? If so, how did they work for you? What have you loved or tossed lately? I'd love to know!