Greetings and salutations, Beauties!! I’ve been doing way too much hauling lately, so I need some balance. Let’s talk about the stuff that’s floating around in the beauty community that I’m NOT gonna buy.
I had so much fun doing the first anti-haul post here on the blog, and they’re some of my favorite videos to watch on The Tube, so I had to do it again. Now, before we get started, let’s remember that these are items that I PERSONALLY am not interested in. By no means am I talking trash about you as an individual if these are items that you’re going to buy or already own. Makeup is personal. Buy whatever you want.
All of the product shots I will be using in this post are from Trendmood on Instagram, as that’s the main page I follow to stay caught up on what’s coming out in the beauty community and such.
As always, credit for this anti-haul goes to Kimberly Clark on YouTube, who is credited for popularizing the anti-haul videos as a means of combating consumerism. Here’s one of her anti-haul videos to check out if you’ve never watched an anti-haul before.
Now that we’ve taken care of business, let’s get to anti-hauling!!
The first thing that I’m NOT gonna buy is the Metal Matte Mini palette from Kat Von D. In case you missed it, the initial Metal Matte palette was the holiday release last year from KVD, and this is the miniature version of it that’s meant to kind of hold people over until the Metal Matte 2 comes out at some point. Now, I don’t own the original Metal Matte palette, so before they showed the color story I was fully prepared to drop my coins in Kat’s purse for this. Then, they showed the shadows and I changed my mind. It just looks like all of the other palettes that I already own. True, I haven’t tried this formula, but if the palette bores me, I’m not gonna buy it just for the sake of saying I have it, you know? So, for me, this is a no go.
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer is one of those products that you constantly hear about on YouTube and Instagram. For the longest time, there were literally two shades, light and super light. so, when I heard that they were FINALLY expanding the shade range ‘to be more inclusive’ or whatever, I was into it. However, after looking at the now four shades that will be available, I gotta ask who these are meant for. I’m not the deepest of the chocolate girls, but I’m far from the fairest, and I know that that deepest bronzer shade isn’t going to work on my skintone. Not only because of the color, but because of the undertone. I was talking to my friend Georgia about this and we agreed that the deepest shade seems to have a kind of greenish undertone. Y’all, I can’t. Now, it might look better in person, but I’m not taking a chance on it. Physician’s Formula is one of those brands that are notorious for having crappy shade ranges, so I was rooting for them on this one. Unfortunately, they let me down. Womp womp.
Oh, Too Faced. I have a serious love/hate relationship with this brand. Some of my favorite, holy grail products are by Too Faced, so it’s not like I’m just a complete hater of the brand. I definitely am getting that new Chocolate Gold Bar palette or whatever it’s called, so I’m not opposed to buying from them. Then, they come out with stuff like this and I just shake my head in disappointment. So, Too Faced has decided that a full blown unicorn collection was a good thing to release. I have so many issues with this collection that I should’ve dedicated a full post just to this foolery. Let’s just say that this is crap, plain and simple. Rainbow highlighters, are they even still a thing?! And I don’t know about y’all, but I’m definitely not into my highlight being mixed in with my bronzer. That’s just gonna make everything all muddy and weird. I just can’t with any of this.
While we’re on the subject of Too Faced….
Guys, what the hell is this madness? The fact that it’s a mask with glitter is one part of the foolishness, but the name of the product took me out entirely. GLOW JOB, Jerrod? Seriously?! My thing with Too Faced is that I need them to decide if they want to be cutesy or sexy, because they’re confusing af. You can’t make a unicorn collection that looks like it’s meant for my young niece on one hand, and then make stuff called Glow Job and Better Than Sex in the other. It just is contradictory as all hell, and I’m over it. Plus, wtf does glitter do for the skin, exactly? Like, there’s no way there are any skincare benefits in specks of glitter. If there is, I need to see the receipts because I’m not convinced. Needless to say, I’m DEFINITELY not buying this.
KKW Beauty hasn’t gotten the best reviews since their launch. The Ultralight Beam highlighters and lip glosses haven’t been dragged for filth, surprisingly. They’ve actually gotten good reviews thus far, which is cool. The gloss and highlighting powder come as a set for $32, which isn’t the most ridiculous pricing I’ve ever seen. For me, I’m gonna pass on this. I don’t use loose highlighters, and I’m not super impressed by the lip gloss.
I LOVE Patrick Starr. Like, legit adore him. So when I heard about his collab with MAC, I was HELLA excited. If you didn’t know, he will be releasing four more parts to this collection in 2018, which is a huge deal for anyone, much less a YouTube beauty influencer (unless you’re JH and Morphe, of course, but I digress). I wanted to give Patrick all of my coins so bad, since I love him so, but I just can’t. Not with this first round of products anyway. It’s all in super cute packaging, but I’m just not inspired by anything in the range so far. The eyeshadow quads look exactly alike to me, and the lip products are just not what I would’ve expected from someone as extra and fabulous as Patrick. I’m not gonna anti-haul the entire collab, just this first round of products.
Just, no. No, Tarte. What is this supposed to be? This is the Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette that supposedly features a new textured foil formula that are meant to be applied with the finger. Ummmm, aren’t ALL shimmer shadows able to be applied with a finger, or did I miss the memo? And I’m definitely not paying $39 for five eyeshadows. I don’t care how pretty the packaging is. Tarte is one of my favorite brands, and I typically buy just about every eyeshadow palette they come out with. But this? Absolutely not. Tarte, you tried it.
We’re gonna end this anti-haul with what may be the most ridiculous item in the entire post. Kyle Jenner is coming out with makeup brushes, which isn’t a surprise. It was bound to happen at some point. What no one expected was for her to really expect people to pay $360 for the full set of brushes. THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY WHOLE ASS DOLLARS, KYLIE?! Are you kidding me?! The beauty community and her fans were in her mentions going off when this hit the web over the weekend, and for good reason.
According to Kylie, these are ‘real’ brushes, as opposed to synthetic, and that’s why they’re so expensive. She also says that she will release a synthetic, more affordable, line some time in the future. I have two issues with this: #1, Isn’t Kylie Cosmetics supposed to be a cruelty-free brand? If so, why is she making brushes that aren’t synthetic? and #2, Who the hell does she think she is?! Y’all, I don’t purchase from Kylie Cosmetics because I think they’re overpriced for what you’re getting, and they don’t have a return policy, so there’s that. But Kylie must have lost her entire mind if she thinks anyone is really paying almost $400 for a set of makeup brushes from her brand when there are WAYYYYY too many affordable options out there that are amazing quality. That’s another thing! These brushes look like super cheaply made brushes. Throwing some chrome paint on them isn’t going to make the bristles look better, girl. This gets a big absolutely not from me. I am, however, eagerly awaiting the videos that will surely be on YouTube comparing these brushes to more affordable ones. THAT I’m thoroughly here for.
So, those are all of the items that I will definitely NOT be buying anytime soon. Let me know in the comments what you guys aren’t spending your coins on in the comments below.
Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo