Love It or Toss It, #6

Last Fall, Gummy and I started a series called Love It or Toss It to help us purge our collections. 

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Pink Opal, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Lavish Lavender, L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Flashback Silver, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe, Nars Multiple Duo in Copacabana/St. Bart's

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Pink Opal, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Lavish Lavender, L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Flashback Silver, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe, Nars Multiple Duo in Copacabana/St. Bart's

This time around, I grabbed a handful of items that I hadn't touched in ages. Right off the bat, there were a few items I knew I didn't love based on their color or finish. 

Maybelline Color Tattoo In Lavish Lavender
I wasn’t certain about Lavish Lavender when I first purchased it, and while the color is nice, this shadow isn’t super pigmented and again has more glittery bits than I prefer.

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Flashback Silver
This has a much smoother texture than the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Lavish Lavender, and it is definitely more gray in undertone. I have always liked L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows, but find this one to be a bit more glittery than I prefer. 

Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Pink Opal
While I am a big fan of Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks, the nearly metallic finish of this pink shade is just not love for me. 

Swatches L-R: Nars Multiple Duo in Copacabana/St. Bart's, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Lavish Lavender, L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Flashback Silver, and Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Pink Opal

Swatches L-R: Nars Multiple Duo in Copacabana/St. Bart's, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Lavish Lavender, L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Flashback Silver, and Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Pink Opal

On the other hand, the items I've chosen to keep aren't ones that I'm totally gushing over, yet at the same time they perform well. (Perhaps I ought to be more ruthless with my purging one of these days?) 

Nars Multiple Duo in Copacabana/St. Barts
I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Nars Multiples, but I’m quite liking this Multiple Duo. The shimmer seems less pronounced in this form, and both of these shades look good (and not overly shimmery) on my skin. I also like Copacabana on my eyes!  

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe
This was probably the first Color Tattoo I ever bought, and it has probably lived in my stash for at least two years. For the most part, it is still fine, though the edges of the product have cracked a bit. It is definitely a nicely pigmented base color. I noticed that it is actually similar to MAC Paint Pot in Tailor Grey, which I didn’t realize at all. 

All in all, it feels good to have purged a few items from my collection. In an effort to reduce the stash on an ongoing basis, you can look forward to Love It or Toss It posts on the 3rd Friday of every month. I would love for you to join in, so feel free to tweet/instagram with the hashtag #loveitortossit, or let me know if you’d like to do a blog post with me!