It's a new month, so that means it's time for a new Anti-Haul! If you're not familiar with Anti-Hauls, they're about all the products I'm not buying this month. These days, the makeup world is cranking out an insane amount of products and it can be really hard to keep up with every new release. Whether I'm reading other beauty blogs, watching YouTube hauls, or following makeup news accounts like Trendmood on Instagram, it can feel really overwhelming. Sometimes I have to just take a step back and ask myself if I really need that new lipstick or highlighter palette.
There's no doubt that I'm a beauty junkie and have more products than I'll ever use up, but at the same time I'm not about to go into debt (or drain my savings account) to have all the new makeup. There are other (more important) ways that my money can be spent, so I find anti-hauls to be a much needed part of beauty blogging. Not only do they help me keep myself in check, but hopefully they help you to feel like you don't have to go out and buy every new thing that launches.
This is not to say that I think any of these products are bad...I'm sure many of them are awesome! They're just not something that I'm personally looking for right now.
Marc Jacobs O!mega Bronze Coconut Perfect Tan ($49)
bh Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Palette ($19.50)
Benefit Cheek Parade ($58)
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat ($18)
Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Collection
It hurts me to say this because I love Lorac so much, but...I don't think I'll be getting any of the products in the new Pirates of the Caribbean collection. The shades just don't appeal to me when it comes to both the eyeshadow palette and the lipsticks. The face palette looks interesting and I might purchase it once I see it in person, especially if it's different than others in my collection. But honestly, I just don't need any more palettes. The only ones I'll be buying for a while are those with a shade selection that I love and know I'll use.
Ofra On the Glow Highlighting Palette ($110)
I didn't include this one in the highlighter palette collage above but I had already started this post when I found out that the brand Ofra Cosmetics had just launched at Ulta. I had to add this one in because $110 for a highlighter palette? Really?? It might be amazing. It might be the most fantastic highlighter palette ever. I don't know, but even if it is, there's just no way I would spend that much on highlighter. Nope and nope.
So here's my question for you...what products are you not buying this month? I'd love to hear about your anti-hauls!