Hi everyone! As per usual in the beauty community, we’ve been seeing rapid-fire new releases from brands. In today’s post, I’m sharing my thoughts on some of the new releases we’ve been seeing, and whether I am thinking about purchasing them. Read on to hear my thoughts!
ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Zodiac Collection
When ColourPop first released the teaser for this collection, I was so. excited. However, when I saw the actual palette, I was a little disappointed. The palette does look nice, but it just wasn’t what I was expecting. I know a lot of palettes these last two years have had really interesting colour combinations, and I feel like this is one of them. I know Kathleen chose the shades based on the actual colours of the zodiac, which is actually pretty cool. I like about half of the palette – I was just personally expecting a lot more smokey shades, bronzes, and jewel tones, and I feel like if the palette had looked like that, I would have been more inclined to buy it. I feel like I’m still undecided, but leaning towards a no. All of the other items (lip products, highlighters, liquid eyeshadow) I wasn’t really interested in from the beginning.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette
This technically has been out for a month already, but since most Canadians probably won’t get their hands on it until it’s released at Sephora, I’m categorizing it as a new release. Okay. I don’t actually know how I feel about this palette. Everyone flipped out when ABH first released the teasers, and I was one of those people. I pretty much exclusively wear neutrals on my eyes, but the one colour I do branch out and wear is purple. Long story short, I was excited about this palette, BUT the more I look at this palette, the more I’m not sure. First of all, if you take away the three purples in this palette, it’s more or less a basic neutral palette. I don’t know if I like all of the shades in this palette, or if I could get a complete look using this palette. Once it comes out at Sephora, I’m going to swatch it in stores and make a decision from there.
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer
I’ve been using the Born This Way foundation for the last few months and I enjoy the coverage, but Stashy mentioned that the Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer was very light. I prefer medium to high coverage when it comes to concealers, so I think this might actually be a good choice! Right now I don’t need a new concealer, but I am putting this one on my list of products to buy eventually – maybe it’ll happen during the VIB sale. I have been very interested in concealers lately because of my issues with hyperpigmentatiaon, so I’m excited to give this one a try.
Becca x Chrissy Teigan Collection
This isn’t a new-new release, but I’m talking about it anyways! Chrissy Teigan’s new collaboration with Becca consists of a Bronze & Glow powder, 3 shades of the Glow Gloss, and a glow body oil. At first, I was a little interested in the glow powder, but ultimately I feel like I wouldn’t get much use out of it. It’s kind of a glowy bronzer/highlighter mix, and I know I wouldn’t have any way to fit it in my routine. I prefer something that is either a highlighter or bronzer, not something that could double as both. The body oil is a no for me, considering I haven’t been interested in any of the body oils that have been released this year. In terms of the Glow Glosses, they look really beautiful – a lot of my trusted blogger friends/YouTubers seem to rave about the Glow Glosses – I don’t use glosses often though, so I need to think on this one.
Becca Skinlove Collection
I believe this new release is available only on Beautylish and the Becca website. The collection comes with a foundation in 24 shades, a Glow Elixir which is a priming serum, and a Glow Glaze Stick. I don’t know – the aesthetic of this collection seriously appeals to me, but I’ve just somehow always had this association that makeup brands can’t do skincare well, even if it’s a skincare-makeup hybrid. All of these products look nice, but I know I’m not interested in the highlighting stick, and as pretty as the glow elixir is, I’m still not really sure what its purpose is. I might be interested in purchasing the foundation eventually, even though it apparently has a matte finish, and I’d have to see how matte this settles first.
Too Faced Cheers to 20 Years Collection
In celebration of hitting their 20 year milestone, Too Faced has released a fun, glittery collection. It includes an eyeshadow palette which includes 10 of their original eyeshadow shades and their modern counterparts, 10 throwback metallic glitter lipsticks, a limited-edition glittery packaging of their Better Than Sex mascara, and a Glitter Spritzer for the hair (which was done in collaboration with Drybar). Uhhhh…no to all three. I think this collection is a cute idea and very Too Faced-esque, but I feel like I would have liked this collection when I was 10. Now, not so much.
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Collection
There’s not a ton of news about this release as of yet, but Too Faced and Trendmood has been dropping a lot of hints recently. Now, there are actually few products I’m actually interested in, but of course it just so happens that I can’t get my hands on it since it’s an Ulta exclusive. If I did have access to this collection, out of all the products we know of so far, I would be interested in purchasing a few of the split-pan blushes, the lipglosses, and the Dew You Foundation, which is infused with watermelon and cucumber. Does that not sound amazing?!
Kylie Cosmetics Birthday Collection
In celebration of Kylie Jenner’s 21st birthday, she is releasing a collection that includes five lip sets, an eyeshadow palette, a highlighter, and a bag. I love the packaging of this collection and the shades in the palette actually look really cute, but they’re not shades I would wear on an every day basis. Overall I wouldn’t get this collection since I don’t support the Kardashians, but brand aside, I’m not interested in the products themselves.
Are you interested in any of these releases? Are there any I didn’t include on my list that you are thinking of buying? Let me know in the comments!