I am so happy these Anti-hauls have become so popular on youtube. I remember when Kimberly Clark first started doing these. I was so mesmerized by her humor that I binge watched all of her ANTI-HAUL videos. (It was truly an addiction.)
The purpose of these ANTI-HAUL videos is basically – you guessed it – to say you aren’t buying a particular product and why. I think they are amazing, and it’s really needed in the beauty community right now.
We have to be mindful consumers when playing in the makeup world. They may look flashy and pretty, but are you really going to use it? Don’t you have others that are the same? Is it too expensive for what you are truly getting? (Questions I ask myself all the time)
For me, personally, these are on my ANTI-HAUL list to Santa:
Tarte Blush Book
No, just no. Too many blushes that I personally don’t 100% love. And what’s so different this time around from their other blush books or palettes? Nada.
I also just am more of a peachy, peachy nude, brown kind of blush girl-if I even wear blush at all. So this is a no from me. (Unless you are a makeup artist, then this is a possibility. But wouldn’t you want to have a variety of products and formulations then one in the same?)
Too Faced Planner
Once again, this looks so similar to their other palettes that they’ve had out for years. Also, I hate to say it, but a lot of their packaging isn’t my niche. I know that for some they love it, but for me it’s not my thing. I’d rather have the planner separate from the makeup lol.
Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow palette
It pains me to say this, but I can’t purchase this. I love the packaging, but to be honest, the inside is just throwing me off. It feels jumbled, and rather all over the place. There are a few shades that I am drawn to, but then again I can just buy those particular shades in singles and save myself $45 dollars.
Laura Lee Los Angeles “Cats Pajamas” Palette
This has been talked about all over the place for the past week, especially on trendmood1 instagram. And for good reasons. Below is the summary of what people are saying through-out the comments:
- Charging a high price for a brand that has never released anything before, and consumers won’t even know what kind of quality they are getting? Not a good idea.
- She has claimed she is the “drugstore queen”, but at the high price of 40$ (plus shipping.) People would either pay $2-5 dollars more for the Anastasia Beverly Hills palette, or pay for the Fem Rosa Palette by Colourpop for literally 65% less.
- Her colors have been done…here, their, and everywhere. And people ARE. NOT. HAVING. IT. They felt she could have released something a little bit more different, especially knowing what is already out there.
- The packaging. OMG. If they had hired a packaging designer they would have realized that covering up the mirror 75% with roses would maybe NOT be the greatest idea. Also, having the outside of the box be covered in glitter, and then the name of the palette be “Cat’s Pajamas” is branding gone terribly wrong. THERE AREN’T EVEN CATS WITH PAJAMAS ON IN THE PACKAGING. STOP LYING TO US. This alone has people heated, and confused. Packaging does make or break the product unfortunately.
Lip Stick Sets (Ubran decay little vices, Kat Von D Rock Candy Set, Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche, etc.)
The reason why I’m (mostly) not buying these sets is because I have taken an oath to not buy normal lipsticks again. From my last post “3 Reasons Why I’m Not Buying Lipsticks Anymore” I truly don’t reach for them since the dawn of liquid lipsticks, and I’ve just wanted longer wearing, transfer proof lipstick, so that I can go about my busy life and not worry about smudging it/having it wear off throughout the day.
Obviously I could write out A TON of other products, but we don’t have time for that.