Hey everyone! I thought I’d try out one of these anti-haul things, and talk about some stuff I will NOT be purchasing! I’ve seen a lot of these on YouTube, and think they’re kinda fun, so I decided to give it a go! I just want to say that in no way, shape, or form am I throwing shade at anything I mention, these are simply things that for whatever reason do not appeal to me. I could change my mind, but right now, this is how I feel about these particular things. Some of these things are specific, and some things might be entire brands.
The first thing I will not be purchasing is the Too Faced White Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette. The reason I won’t be purchasing this is because as much as I love the idea and I was waiting for them to do one, I feel like this would be hard for me to make looks with. I love that it’s pastel, but the more I looked at it, the more uncertain I was about how complimentary these colors would be on me, and making looks in general. Even people with lighter skin tones seem to have had problems with being able to create looks with this palette, which was one of the things that caused me to change my mind on this one. The green shade in this palette, while pretty, looks out of place to me as well. I’ve been wanting some nice pastel shades, but this one’s not going to do it for me.
The next thing I will not be purchasing is the Too Faced Unicorn Tears palette. You guys know… You KNOW I love me some unicorns, things that are kawaii, and girly, and holographic and magical. The trend seems to be dying down but I’m still going to love and live for everything about it because I’ve never really cared about keeping up with trends, and I just like what I like. ❤ But this palette, while the packaging is cute, just isn’t doing it for me. At first when people kept saying that this looked like kids makeup, I was kind of like “eh, let people enjoy things.” And I still feel that way, but the palette itself in the collection is not doing a lot for me. I could change my mind if I see swatches, or if I get to swatch it myself, but I have to agree that TF was kind of late to jump on the bandwagon for this. I feel like the packaging could have been done differently to still be cute but not “cutesy,” if that makes any sense. Like a nice blend of the cute Parisian style that a lot of their previous packaging has, and the unicorn/holo aesthetic. The colors for this seem okay enough but I don’t know, something about it is just leaving me feeling like they could have done better. That being said, there are other things in the collection that I am interested in, like some of the lip colors, and possibly the highlighters, but the palette is for the most part a no-go for this gal.
One more Too Faced thing to add to this little list is the White Peach eyesahdow palette. I REALLY wanted to be excited about this because I adore the original Sweet Peach palette, and I want to buy the first Just Peachy Mattes palette. The colors in this are pretty, but as I mentioned in a previous post, I have trouble figuring out how to use really pale shades like these. There are some shimmery ones in there that would probably be fine, and there are a couple darker shades in the palette, but if I’m going to chose between this palette and the Just Peachy Mattes, I’m going for the latter. I originally didn’t want to get the Just Peachy either because I felt like the Sweet Peach was enough, and I was worried about the colors being too similar. But I’ve since looked at that one again and I can see that the shades in that one are actually very different. So I’m passing on the White Peach, but I do hope to get my hands on the Just Peachy Mattes. Honestly, aside from the Unicorn stuff, I’m probably going to cool off from Too Faced for a bit because I think they have just been doing too much. They need to like slow down and take some time to find themselves or something.
Next up, I will not be purchasing the Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne eyeshadow palette. I’m not interested in this because I’ve seen pictures of the palette, and it simply doesn’t appeal to my eye. The colors look pretty, and I love Urban Decay. No shade to Kristen Leanne because I’ve never even heard of her, so this isn’t about anything that has to do with her because I don’t know anything about her. The setup for this doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s a bunch of random shapes kind of haphazardly scattered about, and it just confuses me to look at. It’s like someone was looking at one of those little shape learning toys for children and decided to turn it into a palette. I think the Heavy Metals palette has some similar shades, so if I were to purchase one of these, it’d be the Heavy Metals.
Alright, I debated even mentioning this next one, but I’m going to go ahead and do it. I will more than likely never be purchasing anything by Jeffree Star. The only way I will ever end up with anything by him is if it was given as a gift, and a lot of people I know do not support him, so that’s probably not likely to happen. I have no animosity or hatred toward him, and I am fully aware that he has put out videos to address his past behavior. I watched those videos, and I personally just didn’t feel that he said everything he could have said. The other reason is because he honestly just comes across as a very problematic person you would have to tread on eggshells around. And even though I’ll never meet him in person, he’s been shown to lash out at even his own fans on social media for one thing or another, and that’s not the way to treat people when you’re the face of your own brand and want people to buy your products. I’m not talking about being fake, I’m talking about being professional and handling criticism or whatever other issues in a professional way. I felt like I should include him in case anyone ever suggests a product of his for me to try. There is no shade whatsoever, I just personally don’t care for the way he conducts himself.
That’s all I can think of for now, and since this is my first time doing one of these, I think I’ll leave it at these products. Is there anything you’re not buying in 2018? Feel free to comment below! Thanks for reading, I’ll see you next time! ❤
*All images came from Google*
**UPDATE!** I just thought of one more thing I will NOT be purchasing, and that is the BH Cosmetics Zodiac Palette. I don’t know WHO came up with the color spectrum for this but… Jesus. Alright, we need to talk about the color for Ares. Ares was the god of war, the god of fire… Why is the color for that sign, BLUE??? Before I get too technical, the palette itself is not ugly, and the colors are fine. But this needs to be named something else entirely. I’m not all that into astrological signs, but even I can tell this whole thing is wrong.
Okay, I’m done this time, lol. I did go back and add a few thoughts to some of the other products I mentioned above, but I’ll just have to wait until my next anti-haul to talk about anything else I’m not purchasing. Thanks again for reading! ❤