Love It or Toss It: Mini Bronzer Edition

by Joyce in


In the neverending quest to really edit down my collection, I decided it was time to revive the Love It or Toss It series. An idea thought up by Gummy sometime last year, it has really helped both of us edit down our collection and get rid of stuff we didn't love. Check out one of Gummy's posts here (with lots of helpful links to her previous posts and those of other bloggers who have joined us!) 

Dior Bronzer (discontinued), Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Summer Tan (discontinued), Nars Multiple in Palm Springs & South Beach

Dior Bronzer (discontinued), Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Summer Tan (discontinued), Nars Multiple in Palm Springs & South Beach

This time around, I thought I would choose all of the mini bronzers I had in my stash so I could be reminded to use them up or find them new homes! I'm a bit of a bronzer fiend as you might imagine, so only having this many minis to go through was a bit of a relief! I guess that means I've been doing a good job purging the last few months - at least that is what I'm going to keep telling myself!

In the end, I decided that I really like two of these: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Summer Tan & Benefit Hoola. Both are matte, and while I had sort of a love/hate with Hoola back in the day, I think the bronzer is such a nice one as long as you use a fluffy brush or a light hand. I'm a bit sad that Bobbi Brown discontinued so many Pot Rouge shades, but at least I have two little pots of this creamy contour goodness. 

Swatches L-R: Dior Bronzer, Benefit Hoola, Nars Palm Springs, Nars South Beach, Bobbi Brown Summer Tan

Swatches L-R: Dior Bronzer, Benefit Hoola, Nars Palm Springs, Nars South Beach, Bobbi Brown Summer Tan

The Nars Multiples, on the other hand, are bit more shimmery than I prefer these days. (When did I get so... not shimmery?? LOL) Palm Springs is a warm golden shade totally appropriate for highlight too, while South Beach's golden shimmers make it such a perfect summery bronze. The Dior bronzer is quite pretty too but the little bits of shimmer in this totally smooth bronzer make this one a like rather than a love. I know a lot of people were disappointed when these were discontinued, so I'm sure I can find this a happy home. 

All in all, I'd say this was a successful round of Love It or Toss It! Now I have to gather another round of products to go through! What do you think of my decisions for this round? Are any of these products favorites of yours?