ANTI-HAUL: Products I’m not going to buy

If you haven’t been introduced to the concept of an ‘Anti-Haul’ before, the idea is that you run through items and instead of a traditional haul where you show what you’ve purchased, you talk though things that you’re not going to buy. I love this concept as it’s a great way to promote smart consumerism. However, I do want to say that although these products don’t suit me they might be perfect for someone else. If anything I mention here is something you’re interested in, you should go for it! Also, it’s not my intention to dis any brand or product and I’m not trying to offend anyone. So, without further ado let’s go straight into my first anti-haul!

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The first product I want to talk about is the Too Faced Glitter Bomb Palette ($45), which contains 8 glitter eyeshadows as well as a black and white matte base to use them over. It actually kind of reminds me of the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette, but Too Faced’s formula looks a little chunkier from promo images.

The main reason why I won’t be getting this product is the huge amount of negative reviews I’ve read about it. All of them talked about a chunky formula and the fact the shadows didn’t adhere well to the lids. After seeing some swatches, I can say that it’s a palette full of glitter shadows with very little pigment and huge amounts of fallout.

Adding this to the fact that I’m not the biggest fan of glitter eyeshadows, I just can’t stop thinking about what a nightmare this palette would be. Also, I don’t think it is worth the try considering I would only use it for like a night out or if just going to a party, not for casual.

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The next product I’ll not be getting is the Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Palette. Firstly I want to mention that I absolutely love every single Kat Von D product I’ve tried and I consider myself a huge fan of the brand, so when Kat teased the palette on her Instagram stories I was really excited.

I must say that the palette’s packaging is absolutely gorgeous and unique as the cover is split down the middle to mimic doors. On the left side you’ll find angelic whites, soft pinks, and creamy purples which are considered part of the “saint” color story. The “sinner” side, on the other hand, is made up of bold cobalt, neon green, electric orange, and other vibrant shades.

Having said all this, you might be wondering why I’m not going to get this palette. It’s just that I don’t see myself wearing shimmery yellows, matte grapes, metallic greens, and glittery blues. Also, I’m not the biggest fan of white eyeshadows, and judinging from the pictures, it seems that there are going to be quite a lot of pearly tones. Although I’m sure it’s going to be a great product, I honesly think I won’t get enough use of it.

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I also won’t be getting the Farsali Oils, like, none of them (Unicorn Essence $54, Rose Gold Elixir $35 and Volcanic Elixir $37). I know they’re all over social media and everything but that’s exactly why I don’t think this brand is good at all. I believe that the hype around these products is Instagram marketing and the reason why I’m sure about it is that every single profesional beauty blogger that has reviewed this has absolutely hated it.

These oils are said to be really light and feel incredibly cheap on the skin. Also, judging from the ingredients, it’s a very simple oil blend that you can do at home yourself or buy in a department store for the fraction of the price. Just overrated products which are definitely not worth the splurge.

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The last product I want to mention is the Morphe Prep & Set Makeup Setting Spray ($14.99). I must say that I’ve read some positive reviews about this product but something’s telling me that the writters aren’t being completely honest and they’re being paid to say they like the product. Anyway, the main reason why I won’t be getting this setting spray is that I think it has a sticky finish. I personally hate anything on my face that makes me feel sticky and uncomfortable. I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s nothing worse than finishing your makeup, grabbing your setting spray, and then letting it ruin your look with a sticky formula.

Also, I’m sure that the setting spray I’m currently using (MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Spray) is so much better than the Morphe one so I honestly don’t find it appealing at all. However, if you’ve tried this product and loved it let me know in the comments because I really want to know if all the reviews I’ve read were being completely geniune.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and found it helpful! If you want me to do another anti haul just let me know in the comments down below!

 

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