October Use it or Lose it Challenge Update

Its a bit late but I wanted to provide an update on the October Use it or Lose it Challenge.  This time I chose 11 products to try, to see if I liked them enough to keep or if I should get rid of them.  

The products I decided to use or lose in October were:

Here are the results:

Vanitas Versace Perfume 4.5ml - I like this perfume so I will definitely be keeping it.  It has a light floral smell that is not too overpowering so can be worn through the day.

Avon Glimmerstick Diamonds Eye Liner in Smokey Diamond - This one was easy to apply and gave my eyes definition so I will keep this one.  Its a smokey grey with a bit of shimmer in it.

Elf Shimmer Eye Liner Pencil - This worked well so I will keep this one.  Its pretty similar to the one above but has a softer tip so is easier to apply.

Avon Super Shock Gel Eye Liner in Black - This was too thick and too dark and it looked like I had a black eye when I applied it even with a light hand.  Definitely getting rid of this one.

Avon Glimmerstick Brow Definer - This was too dark for my eye brows so another one I'm getting rid off.

MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette - I was really impressed with this palette and it is definitely a great alternative to the Naked palettes.  The shadows are nicely pigmented and soft and apply and blend really well.  The staying power is pretty good too especially with a primer underneath.  I will definitely be keeping this palette as I think it will get lots of use.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush in Tipsy - A little goes a long way with this product, so you have to be light handed with application, but this is a great colour with really good staying power.  I have since bought a Tarte blush and bronzer palette (see my Sephora haul here), as this is such a great brand. This is definitely a keeper.

Mac Prep+Prime BB Creme - I really did not like this bb cream.  It did not suit my dry skin at all.  It was hard to blend and made absolutely no difference to how my skin looked.  This product was a total fail for me and will be going on ebay.

Tarte Lip Service Limited Edition Lip Surgence collection - 5 Lip Tints. - These are similar to Clinique Chubby Sticks.  They give a nice sheer tint to the lips and they are really lovely coral and berry colours.  I know I will use these, so I will keep them.

Benefit Benetint Rose tinted lip and cheek stain 4ml - Thanks to the lady applying makeup on the train (see my original post here), I was inspired to try out this product and I am so glad that I did.  It is really easy to apply and leaves a light flush on the cheeks, that is perfect for the daytime.  Another product winner.  This has inspired me to try the other Benefit cheek tints that I own.

MAC Eye Shadow in Sable 1.5g - I really enjoyed using this shadow which is great as a crease shadow or all over the lid for a darker look.  Its very versatile and I can use it for a few different looks.

So out of the 11 products I started out with I'm keeping 8 and getting rid of 3.

I'm really enjoying completing this challenge and its helping me reduce my stash which is definitely needed if you have read about my recent haul posts.  I am definitely going to do the challenge again so watch out for another post in December.

Please feel free to take up the Use it or Lose it Challenge and send me a link to your posts.

Remember to check out my Marc Jacobs Giveaway here.

I have paid for all the products mentioned above with my own money.


  1. I did a post about the MUA Undressed Palette recently and also love it! I really want to try out the lip tints but not known what ones to go for.

    Oh Hey Kayspray! xx

  2. Hi Kayspray Theres definitely some more MUA products that I want to pick up. I feel a shop coming on this weekend :) Thanks for your comment.


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