Last September I did a post all about the makeup products and brands I wasn’t going to buy, which you can read here, and loved writing it. They are still my favourite posts to read. I find it so interesting to see opposite opinions on overhyped products! So I thought I’d do another anti-haul on some new makeup releases that I have no intention of buying.
Please remember that all of these opinions are my own and that I’m not writing this to purposefully bash brands. If you own and love these products then that’s absolutely fine, we all have our own tastes and preferences and what works for you may not necessarily work for me. This post is just a bit of fun that I enjoy writing.
Urban Decay Petite Heat
I don’t see the point in the palette. I have the full-size Naked Heat palette and I barely use it. While the shades are pretty they’re all so similar and whatever look I create always turns out pretty much the same. The shades in this palette again look exactly the same but have different names. It’s like Urban Decay have run out of ideas and are re-using this because it was so popular the first time around. Don’t get me wrong, I love Urban Decay but this palette just isn’t doing it for me and seems like a waste of money.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam
I was so excited when I heard Anastasia Beverly Hills were releasing a new palette! I own both Modern Rennassaince and Subculture and adore them both! But when I saw the colours I was a little disappointed. Unpopular opinion here but a whole palette of neutral shades really isn’t my thing. The majority of the time I like making my eyes bold and colourful. When I want a more subtle look I use the shades in palettes I already own. I know I’d get bored of this palette very quickly so I think I’ll skip this one and wait until they release one that really wow’s me.
Fenty beauty Trophy Wife Highlighter
Just going to put this out there, I’m not a fan of Rihanna, never have been. When the Fenty Beauty line was released I wasn’t all that interested until I saw the Trophy Wife highlighter. I have seen this product everywhere and thought it looked absolutely beautiful! That is until I went into Harvey Nichols and swatched it. This highlighter is practically all glitter! I put a small amount on the back of my hand and during the day noticed that the glitter had got everywhere, even on my palms! I like a little, subtle glitter in my highlight, but not so much that it ends up all over my face.
Tarte Shape Tape Foundation
Where do I begin with this total mess of a foundation? We’ve all seen the controversy of the announcement when, for some reason, they decided to release 15 shades with only 3 for darker skinned people. I mean honestly what were they thinking?! It was embarrassing, to say the least. Plus the darker shades were so orange (watch Jackie Aina’s video)! I just don’t understand how they thought releasing this foundation was a good idea. They had time to make two different formulas but not shades to suit all skin tones? Ridiculous! So mainly because of that, I don’t want to invest in or support this foundation. I want it to disappear into a corner of failed products never to return again. Also what is up with the applicator? I get they tried to make it look like the Shape Tape Concealer but no, I need a pump, I couldn’t be dealing with a doe-foot applicator for a foundation.
Maybelline Gigi Hadid Collection
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a collection as dull and uninspiring as this. It’s been out for a quite a few months now I believe but I needed to weigh in and give my opinion. I don’t really know who Gigi Hadid (is that her real name?) really is, I know she’s a model but she seems pretty unforgettable to me, which is exactly what this collection is too. Forgettable, flat and boring. Too harsh? There is no way I’m paying £13.99 for a Maybelline eyeshadow palette with 5 shades that don’t look pigmented at all!
Too Faced Glow Job
First of all the name….ew. I know Too Faced can be pretty out there with their product names but to me, this is just tacky and attention seeking. I don’t think I could seriously go up to a makeup counter and ask for Glow Job. This mask seems like a novelty item rather than a legitimate skincare product. I understand the benefits of gold in makeup products as gold can increase the skin’s elasticity and is an anti-inflammatory that can even help acne. But what is the point of the glitter in the mask, other than to make it even more of a novelty? Is it even biodegradable glitter? Are we now supposed to believe that spreading glitter on our faces is good for our skin? I don’t think so. I honestly think the whole point of this mask is to spread some pretty pink sparkle on your face and then post a fun picture on Instagram.
What products are on your anti-haul list? Do you own any of the items here? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to know your thoughts. Thanks for reading!