Beauty

Anti-Haul: July/August 2018

Today is all about what I am not going to buy.  This idea was originally started by Kimberly Clark on YouTube as a jab to anti-consumerism.  If you watch TV or YouTube, there are ads everywhere, enticing you to purchase this and that.  What I tend to be engrossed in on YouTube is mostly beauty and food related.  Beauty YouTubers review products, get sent PR, talk about and showcase products.  It is extremely easy to become influenced and swayed to purchase such products, myself included.

A couple of months ago, I hauled a few things from Kat Von D Beauty and Black Moon Cosmetics, which I do need to do an update on, and just recently I picked up a few things from ULTA.  Other than that, I have not gone ham on purchasing beauty purchases.  Honestly, pretty much all of the new releases have been extremely blah to me, nothing exciting, and in my opinion, nothing new.  It all looks like the same shit, different packaging.  But without blabbing too much, let’s get into what upcoming releases I am not going to buy.  All pictures are from Trendmood on Instagram.

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette
First off, I love ABH as a brand.  It is one of my favorite brands, one that I repurchase from often.  I have the Subculture palette, which I do love and enjoy, but none of their other palettes have interested me.  The Modern Renaissance palette is too pink and berry toned, the Soft Glam palette is pretty, but still runs too warm for my taste, and the Norvina palette, which is beautiful, but I would only wear 3 out of the 14 shades. The 3 shades that I would wear, I can easily dupe in my collection.  It is not logical or practical for me to pick up this palette.

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2. Smashbox Ablaze Collection
I have only tried 2 products from Smashbox, one is the Xtreme mascara and the other is their Always On Liquid Lipstick.  This Ablaze collection is an entire warm-tone collection.  With as many warm-tone palettes and collections out on the market right now, not just me, but nobody needs more warm-tones.  The beauty industry is completely oversaturated with warm-toned products.  I feel if you have one, you have them all.  I am also not a fan of warm-tone looks on myself.

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3. Kat Von D Beauty Metal Crush Highlighters & Liquid Highlighters
Now I love Kat Von D Beauty, it is my number 1 favorite brand.  However, these Metal Crush Highlighters I am just not into.  For one, none of the colors I would personally wear, on my face nor my eyes.  Second, the Metal Crush formula is extremely glittery.  Now, I know plenty of people that do enjoy a glitter highlight, for me personally, I enjoy more of a sheen, where it looks like I’m just glowing.  This goes for the liquid highlighters as well, plus I do not use liquid highlighters.  It would be an absolute waste of money and the products would just sit in my collection.

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4. Dose of Colors and iluvsarahii Collaboration
Currently, I own two liquid lipsticks from Dose of Colors and I really enjoy them.  I would go as far as saying that they are my favorite liquid lipstick formula.  However, this collection holds no interest for me.  It does look beautiful, don’t get me wrong, however, it does not go with my taste or aesthetic.  None of the lip products I would wear, they also don’t look too original.  They seem incredibly easy to dupe.  The eyeshadow palette, although pretty, reminds me of the latest trends in eye palettes, warmed-tone with a pop of blue/green/turquoise.  The highlighers look very reflective, almost metallic, but would not fair well on my skin tone.

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5. Morphe Brushes Dare to Create Palette
Oh, Morphe.  Now, Morphe is still on the Pending List from Logical Harmony and I have seen info go back and forth to whether or not they are cruelty-free.  If they were, I would not pick up this palette.  I have in the past picked up the 350 palette and the 35K palette and decluttered both.  I think I may have one or two of their brushes and honestly, they are nothing to write home about.  What I don’t care for in this palette is there are too many similar shades, once on the eye, they all look the same, it is an extremely large palette, and there is no mirror.  Plus, with the number of large YouTubers who are always saying, “use my code, use my code, here’s my code,” I’m generally just tired of hearing about Morphe and not interested in any of their releases honestly.

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So that is it for this round of Anti-Haul’s.  I thought I would keep it simple with only a few products.  I could probably make this a monthly thing of items that I’m not going to buy because there are constantly new releases.  Let me know if you like this kind of post because I can totally keep doing them.  I am also thinking about doing a post about items that I would like to buy.  What are some items that you are not going to pick up and why?  Did you pick up any of the items I listed above and if so, what do you think about them?  Let me know in the comments section!  I’d love to hear about it!

Well, I should probably attend to my girls, it is bath time for them and they are going to be thrilled (NOT).  Until next time!

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