I’ve loved writing my first Anti-Haul so much that it’s with great joy that I share these 5 products that I would never buy… even if I wasn’t on a Low Buy/No Buy !
I know that those five products will not have unanimous approval but it’s just my humble opinion! If for some reason, you are dreaming of one of those new releases or waking up in the middle of night drooling at the thought of one particular item listed in my Anti-Haul, don’t feel bad, we just agree to disagree!!
Note: If you haven’t seen the latest Spring/Summer Collection from these popular brands, you can read my Sephora New Spring/Summer Makeup ❥ 2017
Tom Ford Spring 2017 Collection
During my recent massive declutter, I got rid of 95% of my drugstore products. Not that I’m a snob but since I have so many products that I paid a hefty price to acquire, I chose to keep those expensive ones over the common brands and less appreciated ones. I’m totally fine with high-end brands but I draw the line at some point. There are expensive brands and there are luxury makeup brands, and some prices are just outrageous. As much as I love Tom Ford’s white sleek packaging, I can’t understand a 68$ lipstick or a cream/powder eye color for 80$ and, I’m totally not onboard with a 132$ bronzer. Simply put, luxury brands are just overpriced and they are not worth those steep prices!!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette 🐰
I stated many many times before that I’m a palette girl, with the exception of lip palettes. I don’t know if some of you were around then, but 10 years ago, lip palettes were the trend and most of us bought some but, at the end of the day, I hated them. They would get very messy and unappealing so I would let them sit in my drawer and go for my traditional lipsticks. If you are a professional makeup artist, I can totally understand how having all these shades in a little compact would be more affordable and practical than buying 18 different lipsticks but for us, mortals, creamy products tend to dry up after a while.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit 🐰
There is no special reason why I’m picking on ABH (I really love some products from the brand), but with all the fuss about this palette, I just had to express my thoughts. First, I’m sick and tired of collaborations between a brand and some Beauty Guru (or whatever you want to call them): been there, done that, got the t-shirt, time to move on… Second, Nicole Guerriero is possibly my least favorite of all these so-called Beauty Influencers. But the main reason why this product is in my Anti-Haul list is mostly based on the product itself: that kind of “glittery/over the top” formula doesn’t go well with mature skin; when you have wrinkles or textures on your skin, it’s a disaster in the making. After swatching it in store, I thought:”No Way Jose”! I could just imagine fallouts all over my cheeks. A big fat NO on this one…
UD x Basquiat 🐰
Simple, the colors in this palette are so dull and unappealing, buying it would mean throwing money in the dumpster. In fact, UD took all the shades that are usually untouched in all my palettes and bunched them together. Even if the formula would be to die for, there is just no way to get a good value for money. As for the packaging influenced by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s graffiti art, I just don’t care! I would never go to the store to buy a Ketchup bottle influenced by Andy Warhol…
Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette 🐰
Too Faced may have just put out a Holiday-Type palette for Easter. Since you know how I feel about Limited Christmas Edition Palettes (especially those from Too Faced and Tarte), you then know that I’m not remotely interested in this one. Reviews are all saying that the pigmentation is not there at all, and the ratings on this one are pretty low. Too Faced keeps on disappointing and it’s very sad because it used to be my favorite brand and now, I don’t even have one of their items in my Wishlist… Is it the Estée Lauder effect (if you didn’t know they acquire Too Faced and Becca recently)???
Tell me one product that is in your Anti-Haul this Spring???
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