While everyone in the US is busy shopping the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale (of which I’m insanely jealous about), I’ve decided to do an anti-haul to make myself feel better by thinking of all the stuff on the market that I’m not interested in. Read on to find out what I won’t be picking up this spring!
Benefit BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara
I’m usually not interested in high end mascaras because I feel like drugstore mascaras get the job done just as well as any expensive mascara. On top of that, the recent PR trip for the release of this product was so over the top, and I think I’m a little salty about it because it had a hand in turning me off of this product, haha.
ColourPop Butterfly Collection
I don’t know, you guys. ColourPop releases usually excite me a lot, and while one or two of the Super Shock Shadows and Lux Lipsticks from this collection look kind of interesting, a large majority of the collection isn’t really calling out to me. I love butterflies and all things spring-related, but the packaging is just not doing it for me either. It’s tough because everyone seems so pumped about this release, but I just can’t get into it for some reason!
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24 Hr Foundation
I was pretty intrigued by this foundation when it first came out, but after reviews started to come in, I was definitely less than impressed. A lot of people said this was patchy and dry, and wore unevenly throughout the day. Definitely a pass for me!
Too Faced Life’s a Festival Collection
This is not really a new release anymore, but it still shows up as a “new release” on the Sephora website, so I thought I would talk about it anyways. The Life’s a Festival collection is on my anti-haul list the same reason why it’s on everyone else’s anti-haul list. Even though I’m a grown adult, I do still love me some unicorns and mermaids, but I think the beauty community in general is over the unicorn trend and Too Faced is way too late to the game. The packaging is too childish, even for someone like me who usually gets sucked into Too Faced packaging. In addition to the fact that nothing looks wearable, there’s nothing in this collection that seems exciting.
Becca Ocean Jewels Collection
I believe this came out at the very end of January so it’s not really a recent new release either. If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, you might know that I love anything to do with the ocean or beach. When I heard this collection was coming out, I was so excited to see what they would come out with. Then I saw the actual release and was greatly disappointed by everything. Both the eye and highlighter palettes look so boring, and a sparkly clear gloss? No thanks. Nothing about this reminds me of water, the ocean, beaches, or ocean jewels (whatever that is).
Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Palette
As if the beauty world has not seen enough warm/red-toned palettes in 2017, UD has come out with a mini all-matte warm-toned palette. I think maybe we’ve had an overload of these types of eyeshadow shades, because this palette looks so plain to me. I’ve heard the quality of the shadows is really good though, so that might be a big draw for people who like these types shades.
Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss
UD has been missing some proper glosses from its line, so it’s about time these came out! I love that UD released so many different shades in this range and the packaging is awesome, but the majority of the collection seems quite…boring?
KL Polish Ethereal Garden Collection
I loooove all the pastel shades included in this collection and I thought the dreamy promotional images were so beautiful, but I feel like only two of the shades are really unique (I love me some pastels for spring, but it’s not exactly a groundbreaking idea), and I also think that a lot of these milky shades would clash with my skin tone. These would be gorgeous on those with a lighter/cooler skin tone, though!
An Honourable Mention:
Anastasia Beverly Hills x Amrezy Highlighter
Okay, I feel a little sheepish about this one, but I feel rather torn. When ABH first announced this product, I was like, “meh. Another gold/champagne-y highlighter”. When it came out and everyone was raving about it, I was still like “meh”. The week it was released, I went to Sephora to swatch the Soft Glam palette and I tested the highlighter out while I was there. It was so beautiful, but I was still convinced I wasn’t going to buy it. HOWEVER. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. What do I do?! Even though I keep thinking about how pretty this is, I’m most likely not going to buy it. I swatched this highlighter next to a swatch of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal (which I own), and while they’re not exactly the same (the Amrezy highlighter is more metallic), the tone is similar enough that I don’t think I’d need both, especially considering I have a few more highlighters that are similar to Opal.
That’s all for me! What’s on your anti-haul list?