I've been seeing a lot of these anti hauls going around recently and I think they are a great idea because I myself love to buy new makeup products and talk about them but I am not a millionaire (yet) so there are lots of products that just don't catch my eye and I'm not interested in buying them.
Huda Beauty Textured Eyeshadow Palette
Before this palette was released I was seeing it everywhere and I couldn't help but get excited because it looked like a really gorgeous palette, I loved the idea that it would have your normal matte shadows and all that but it would also have these like foiled shadows. I also loved the overall tones in the palette my favourite shadows are like warm browns and cranberry/plum shades. But when people of the internet world started receiving and purchasing these the reviews were all over the place - some people absolutely loved it and others just couldn't see the fuss. Now this palette is pretty expensive at £56.00 so I was expecting really great reviews in general. When watching reviews on Youtube I couldn't help but notice some people would struggle to use the palette and the shadows seemed a bit hit and miss and awkward to apply. Also it was noted that for the price the packaging felt quite cheap and that a lot of effort hadn't really gone in to it. I agree. I already own the Violet Voss HG and the ABH Modern Renaissance and in my opinion these are great so why do I need an 'ok' palette??
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit - Moon Child
Now this would be great if your into really funky coloured highlight, which I'm not against by any means but I really just can't imagine myself wearing any of these colours on a regular basis. This palette costs £39.00 which is quite a bit if you're only planning on wearing this for special occasions. So for that reason alone I am just totally not interested in this palette and I much prefer just their normal glow kits. Although you do get an extra 2 shades in this palette as opposed to the 4 shades that come in their regular glow kits.
I think that Kylie Jenner is seriously doing her and I love that, I think it's great when people do what they love and want to do. But if I'm honest I'm just not that into Kylie Jenner enough to buy her cosmetics. The reviews are good and bad and sure some of the stuff she does looks great - I totally love the idea of the lip kits, giving you a liquid lipstick and a lip liner. Great. But I don't know I'm just not feeling it, I feel like most people buy these because they like and follow Kylie. Whilst I think she's stunning and all that I think I will probably never purchase anything from her collection, I believe they are also fairly hard to get hold of in the UK and I like easy shopping with no hidden charges or anything like. Maybe if she did a UK website or free international shipping I would consider but until then...
Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette
I love Too faced let me just put that out there I think the company has come out with some many great products and things like that but this palette just doesn't really do it for me. Don't get me wrong this would be great if you were just starting out in makeup since it is such a large palette and includes 30 different shades ranging from mattes, shimmers and sparkle finishes. Besides some of the reviews online being not too great I just feel like this palette is more of what I've already got. I have so many of the Too Faced eyeshadow palettes and I kind of look at this palette and feel like shades from other palettes have been just thrown together. Again great if you are starting out but if you love to collect makeup like me and have a decent amount of palettes then it doesn't jump out at me for being anything crazy special. How many nude eyeshadow palettes can a girl have? This palette retails for £52.00.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
I have seen this so many times on the internet and I feel like no one really knows what to actually do with it, some people try to use it as a highlighter others try to use it to set their under eyes and things like that. I love glowy skin but one of the areas on my face that I want to matte has definitely got to be my under eye area and I do love a quite in your face highlighter so I'm not going to spend £36.00 for a subtle barely there highlighter. I can get a really beautiful pigmented one for that price or less! I think this would look great if you loved a really natural look but for me I will not be picking this up.
Too Faced X Kat Von D Better Together
When I first heard about this collab I was really excited, Too faced is very bright and girly and Kat Von D is more on the grungy side so I thought the two together would awesome but now the palette has been released I'm not really sure how many different looks I could get using the palette. I feel like they don't really compliment each other and I feel as though I would be reaching for other eyeshadows in my collection - the exact opposite of what I want in a palette costing £57.00. The concept is so great but I feel as though they could of done more with it and for that reason I will not be buying this palette.
Molly Cosmetics SiliSponge
Now I'm definitely judging a book by it's cover on this one but I just don't think this could ever replace my Beauty Blender. I love the idea that it won't waste any product because as we all know a Beauty Blender or other makeup sponges do love to suck up makeup but I just can't imagine it having as good of a finish. I think it would last a lot longer than a sponge because you able to wash it more easily and you don't have to get up and wet it (makeup problems). But for me I have been using a sponge for years now and the reviews I've seen have kind of said that nothing beats a Beauty Blender. The SiliSponge costs £14.00.
These are products that don't personally catch my eye, so if you love them that's great!
Thanks for taking the time to read;
- AmberBentleyy xo