Anti- Haul Beauty Products I Am Not Going To Buy

Do you ever just look at something and think, why on Earth did they make this?

As much as I love beauty products and want a collection to rival the counters at Boots, occasionally I will come across a product and be so adamant I’m not going to buy it. I do like to think positively but by formulating an anti- haul, it allows me to focus on products I really want and helps me to avoid mass consumerism.

It’s just a bit tongue and cheek and we all have different opinions. This is just some of the beauty products I won’t be purchasing. I hope I don’t offend anyone.

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eye Shadow Palette- £39.50

img_3098-1

Too Faced usually has adorable packaging but something about this palette seems off. Three of the gold shades seem very similar and the colours don’t look appealing at all. The green looks so out of place too and the golden pan seems quite tacky. I think you would need other palettes as well as this one for a full eye look and it’s just not something I would spend my money on. This has potential to be good if they made some tweaks to it.

L’Oréal Infallible Foundation Stick- £8.99

img_3101

This is nothing against L’Oréal but I just chose their foundation as an example. I don’t ever see myself using a stick foundation, it just seems too time consuming and I just imagine my face looking patchy after application. My personal preference is a liquid formula as it’s easy and provides my face with a flawless even coverage.

Jeffree Star Skin Frost Highlighting Palette- £35.00

Similar to my previous Anti-Haul post, I don’t like Jeffree Star and don’t want to support him. The palette has six shades and I would only wear one of them. The other five seem odd and not typical colours I would chose to highlight my face with. It’s pretty pricey for something that wouldn’t get used very often, if at all.

Maybelline West Coast Cool Eye Shadow Palette- £13.99

Don’t get me wrong this palette from Maybelline looks pretty but those shades look so dull. They look so sad sat there being all non pigmented. I wish they were more vibrant. The price point really puts me off also, £13.99 for 6 shades? I know it’s a Gigi Hadid collection but it seems steep for a drugstore palette, especially one with such few colours.

Moschino Pink Fresh Couture Eau de Toilette- £50 for 50ml

img_3096

The beauty of perfumes is the amazing bottles they come in. There is no way I would spend £50 for a fragrance that looks like a glass cleaner. It also comes in a blue and white packaging which looks even worse. I honestly don’t know what they were thinking when they designed this. They were probably trying to be quirky and different but it’s a firm no from me.

Benefit Bad Gal Mascara- £20.50

img_3099

I absolutely adore my mascaras and have done since I was a teenager. As long as my lashes are looking longer, fuller and don’t resemble spider legs, I’m not too picky on what brand I use. There is so many great mascaras from the drugstore these days that I don’t feel the need to splash out over £20 on one tube. The wand looks nothing special.

Natasha Denona Star Palette

Anti Haul 1

How much?! £140 for an eye shadow palette! Not in this lifetime. You can get 4 high end palettes for that amount. I could never justify spending that much on one 12 shade eye palette.

That’s it for this anti-haul, I did another anti-haul , if you would like to check that out. I like to be more mindful of where my money is going these days and not be so impulsive when it comes to purchases, posts like these help me to weigh up the pros and cons of different items. I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading XOXO.

Pictures aren’t mine and taken from the store’s website.

Follow:

40 Comments

  1. February 10, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    I was thinking about Too Faced Choco Gold palette before because everybody was boasting & exaggerating about this palette…but after I read your post, I changed my mind!
    Thank u so much…
    This entry is very helpful 😉

    • February 10, 2018 / 2:37 pm

      I’ve seen more negative reviews than positives with that palette which is a put off. Thank you for your comment, glad I could help! 😊

    • February 10, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      I was going to buy it, but thanks to their advert, I have put it off. That advert was just so offensive.

  2. February 10, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    The maybelline palette doesn’t really do anything for me either, and I hate stick foundation they never blend on me

  3. February 10, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    That dang chocolate gold Palette was on my anti-haul list, then I saw my cousin use it and I was like shit that’s beautiful

    • February 10, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      I can imagine the eyeshadows are good considering it’s Too Faced but I’d need to be in love to spend money on it 😊

  4. February 11, 2018 / 4:02 am

    Yes, totally agree about the Too Faced Chocolate Bar and the Moschino Perfume… no idea what they were thinking.

    • February 11, 2018 / 11:23 am

      I don’t get the Moschino perfume at all, everyone I’ve shown thought it looked ridiculous 😕

  5. February 17, 2018 / 9:25 am

    I use the bobbi brown stick foundation and honestly, it’s the easiest thing to use ever. Stick foundations were a big no no from me but my gosh, now I love it. I don’t think I’d ever go back to liquid. But that too faced Choco gold pallet. Erm, no thank you hahaha /Anna x

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:56 pm

      Haha I would have to try stick to know for sure but I do prefer a liquid. I’ve never been a fan of the chocolate palettes tbh x

  6. February 18, 2018 / 7:47 am

    I like the chocolate palettes because they’re very pigmented but they don’t do justice in covering my eyelid the right way. They smudge too hard on certain spots of my eyelid :\. I feel you need the perfect brush in order to apply the palette perfectly 🙁

  7. dailydoseofbeauty1990
    March 5, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    I am so with you in not using these products. I have tired them and didnt like them.

  8. March 6, 2018 / 1:27 am

    This post is so relatable! I bought the Maybelline x Gigi collab eyeshadow palette and the cost was way more than what I would normally pay for a drug store brand. If it weren’t for packaging then I would’ve never invested in this product. I really liked this review! Please do check out my blogs as well! <3

  9. March 8, 2018 / 8:34 am

    I love anti-haul posts! It’s so great to see people with their head screwed on straight who can say “what the?!” at some of the strange products that are released!

  10. April 15, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    Appreciate the honest review! I agree with you on the Chocolate palette, and Natasha Denona – that price point is ridiculous!

  11. April 18, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Totally agree with you: Golden chocolate bar palette- green not suits, 3 gold shades just the same (only swatched it at the store), Demona’s palette pricetag is just ridiculous, Gigi’s eyeshadow palette just too light, no pigmentation, Jeffre Star Highlighter palette’s colors are not the ones which I can use… ect. Nice Post