Its been a while since I’ve done an Anti Haul and they seem to be coming more popular so I figured I’d do a 3rd edition. With all the crazy product releases there’s a lot to talk about. I’m probably going to get some heat for a couple of these so lets jump right into the fire!
Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Palette
Before everyone gets their panties in a bunch, let me explain why I won’t be picking up this palette. First, the price tag is $38, I know Jaclyn explained why in her recent YouTube video (and yes I watched it) but I don’t think it should be almost double the price of other Morphe palettes. With shipping this palette is going to cost almost $50 without a discount code – NO THANK YOU. I don’t want to buy a Morphe palette for $38 just because it has Jaclyn’s name on it. I’d rather go for the 35R or 35F for $22 (or cheaper with a discount code). Just from looking at the palette I’m not going to use half of the shadows in the 4th row and none of the shadows in the 5th row. I definitely don’t want to spend the money on something I’m not going to completely love and get a ton of use out of. Honestly, I was so excited for this palette to drop until I saw the shades and the price. It’s just not my cup of tea with those pops of color and some of the pink tones.
I give Jaclyn a ton of credit for being heavily involved with the palette and making it hers. I hope the launch goes well and everyone who wants one gets one but this just isn’t for me!
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette
This palette has been all over YouTube and influencers are raving about it. However, for $129, I will absolutely not be picking this up. I love warm toned shadows but I’m not about to pay that much for 15 shades. To put it in perspective I can pick up 15 Colour Pop pressed shadows for $75 or 15 Morphe stardard shadows for $35. Both of these brands have amazing quality shadows! Lets not forget about other brands such as Makeup Geek, MAC, Coastal Scents, etc. who have really great alternatives for a cheaper price. I don’t care if its cheaper per gram to buy this palette – I’m never going to completely use the entire palette.
I’ve also heard mixed reviews on these palettes. I’ve heard the mattes can be patchy and the shimmers can be chunky but I’ve also heard how nice and pigmented these are. Either way, I will not be picking up one of these palettes!
Urban Decay Naked Heat
This palette has been everywhere. Everyone loses their damn shit when Urban Decay releases a new naked palette. I don’t own a single UD Naked Palette. None of them do a thing for me. I own three UD palette’s and I hardly ever reach for them. They’re not the best shadows I have ever used and are just ordinary, run of the mill shadows. They work and do their job but I don’t think they’re anything special. I have many shades similar to this in other palettes. If I want a warm eye look, I’ll put out my Morphe 35O.
Too Faced Glitter Bomb Palette
Just no. I don’t want a palette full of glitter. I especially don’t want a palette full of pastel glitter. Have I mentioned I’m over the unicorn/ pastel train? Can we move on now? Thanks.
Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Palette
I love Kat Von D and I’ve been milling over this palette for sometime now but I decided this was a no go for me. There are so many shades I’ll never use. There looks to be 4 different variations of white, which I’ll never use, as well as yellows, blue, bright shimmery orange. I wouldn’t get enough use out of this to justify the purchase. Sigh.
Tarte Face Shaping Palette
It was a good concept, however, they should have done a version for lighter skin and a version for darker skin. I’ll never use the darkest bronzer or highlighter, yes I can use them as eye shadows but that’s just wasteful. I have contour palettes and I have a ton of eye shadow palettes….. this just doesn’t make sense for me. For a professional makeup artist? Sure. This is probably something great to have but for us ordinary makeup lovers its not realistic.
Maybelline Master Fairy Highlight
Am I the only one tired of the unicorn/ fairy/ rainbow highlight phase? Can we find a new ridiculous trend? I LOVE a good highlight and I like a good holographic highlight but rainbow? No. I can’t even think of an appropriate time to wear a rainbow highlight. You could tell me I could wear them individually, ok, come over to my house with a tiny highlight brush and make that blue look good on my skin before I have to leave for work at 6am. Please and thank you.
Are you picking up any of these? Do you agree or disagree with any of these? I’d love to hear your feed back on why or why not you may be picking any of these up! I’d also love to know what else you’re anti-hauling!