Love It or Toss It, #3

by Joyce in


A few weeks ago, Gummy and I started a little series where we selected a few products to use that we weren't so sure about. We decided to use them over the course of a weekend, and make that final decision. Check out the last two posts here and here.

This weekend, I selected a few products that I hadn't used in ages. Read on to see what made the cut! 

revlon baby stick, sephora contour liner, benefit holy smokes creaseless cream shadow, nars velvet gloss new lover

Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12HR Waterproof in Flirting Game
I love the shade of this eyeliner and how creamy it is to apply. Unfortunately, it bothers my eyes a little and definitely does not have 12 hour wear. I wore it one day and by lunch, it had majorly creased in my monolid area. By the end of my workday, it was nearly gone. This one is a definite toss for me, though if you don't have troublesome lids or sensitive eyes this may be great for you. 

Revlon Baby Stick in Pink Passion
I believe this was LE for the summer collection, and I'm not even sure what possessed me to pick it up given all of the mixed reviews. It is a bright pink in the tube, but quite sheer on the skin. On my face it has just the right amount of warmth. It is super easy to use, and much easier to blend than the Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush. There's not a whole lot in the tube, so I'm hoping this will be something I can manage to use up one day? 

Nars Velvet Gloss Pencil in New Lover
This is such a great natural shade - really, my fiance couldn't even see it on my lips, and for me that is a real sign of a "my lips but better" sort of shade. I love the creamy formula of this, and it isn't drying at all. This one wore off when I ate, but I recall having Mexican Rose, another shade in this line, stay on as a stain even the next day. I like how easy it is to use this one though, and I sure don't mind reapplying this if I ever remember!

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Holy Smokes!
I love cream eyeshadows, and I jumped on this repackaged and reformulated version this past spring. I love the grayish taupey shade, and the creamy texture. While I've read that some don't like the packaging, I quite prefer this to the old style - it is much easier to get at the product in this flatter packaging. This wears pretty well on me, and even after 12 hours, I see only minor creasing in my monolid area that is perfectly acceptable to me. 

Swatches below. L-R: Nars Velvet Gloss Pencil in New Lover, Revlon Baby Stick in Pink Passion, Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Holy Smokes!, Sephora Contour Eye Pencil in Flirting Game

revlon baby stick pink passion swatch, sephora contour liner flirting game swatch, benefit holy smokes creaseless cream shadow swatch, nars velvet gloss new lover swatch

All in all, I guess I only have one dud from this week's selections, though perhaps once I get through everything I'll have to go through everything again with a more critical eye? Or maybe by then I won't feel the need to edit down the collection.

Have you tried any of these products? How did they fare for you? I'd love to know!  

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