A few YouTubers that I follow (I think it actually started with Kimberly Clark) have been doing Anti-Hauls and I think it's an awesome idea! So in this post, I'll go through all of the products I'm not buying this month. This isn't meant to be a negative post and I'm not slamming these products or saying that they're bad in any way...they're just something that I'm not personally into for one reason or another.
Let's take a look!
Lorac I Love Brunch Palette
I'm a huge fan of Lorac's PRO eyeshadow formula...it's one of my favorites!. So when this first launched I was definitely planning to buy it. I knew in my head that it was full of pastel shades, but it didn't really click until I saw some swatches on Instagram. That's when I realized that I don't wear pastel eyeshadows and never really have. For me, it doesn't make sense to purchase a palette that I will likely never use, just to have it in my collection.
Too Faced Natural Love Palette
This palette is actually filled with shades I know I would wear...it looks beautiful and as soon as I saw it I wanted to have it. But after some thought, I realized that Too Faced's eyeshadows have been hit or miss lately and this is a really large palette to store (and I likely won't travel with it). Still, I'm not completely ruling this one out...I just want to wait for some reviews first.
I've been seeing swatches of these all over Instagram and while they look pretty, I'm just about over the whole highlighter trend, especially higher-priced ones. Right now I have so many highlighters I'll never get through them all...I don't even wear them all that often. I've also been hearing reports on YouTube about these Kylighters coming in with all sorts of packaging issues, from missing highlighters, to dirty stickers on the box, to labels covering up a different name on the outer box. If new drugstore highlighters come out that look pretty, I'll probably still buy them, but I'm not sinking any more money into more expensive highlighters.
Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit
I know that Anastasia Beverly Hills makes a mean highlighter but as I mentioned above, I just have way too many highlighters to be spending a lot of money on them.
Here's another Too Faced product I won't be buying! From what I've heard, the eyeshadows in these little tins tend to be better than their larger palettes, but either way I'm passing on this because the warm-toned colors are too similar to palettes I already have....and I know I won't wear that yellow shade.
Natasha Denona Star Palette
I keep seeing this palette on Instagram and while it looks beautiful (and I'm sure the formula is great) I just can't ever see myself spending $169 on an eyeshadow palette...I just can't! Even if I were rich I probably wouldn't buy it. I'm not knocking anyone who has it...I know a few people who do. It's just something that I can't personally wrap my head around.
I love Anastasia Beverly Hills but I don't love lip palettes. I guess I just don't understand them...I mean, you apply a lip color at home and then you go out, but how do you touch up? Lipstick hardly ever lasts on me and I always need to bring my lipstick along in my bag when I go out. That's not easy to do with an entire lip palette! I feel like this might be a good thing for makeup artists to have but I personally like to have individual lipsticks that I can slip into my bag.
This one hurts a little, because I love Tarte and this palette looks stunning. I really want it, but the practical side of me is saying, "no, don't do it!". This is an entire palette of metallic/shimmery shades with one matte transition (and even that looks a little bit darker than a transition shade I would normally use). There are no matte highlight/browbone shades either so I would have to dip into another palette. I just don't see myself using this all that often...I would be buying it to basically sit in a drawer. I am going to get those unicorn brushes though!
So there you have it...the products I'm not buying this month! What have you passed on lately? I'd love to hear about it!