An Anti-haul: Products I Wouldn't Purchase
Do you ever see one of your favorite brands launching a new collection, see every blogger and influencer hyping it up, and just...not want anything to do with it? Not the slightest bit of temptation?
That's what I experienced when Too Faced launched their Sweet Peach eyeshadow palette and later on, the Sweet Peach collection. Peachy shades look awful on me, I don't like the scent of peaches, and I didn't like the packaging of this collection. I still read the reviews and looked at swatches of the palette, but even though the colors weren't all peach-toned, I didn't want to purchase it in the slightest.
I wish I experienced this more often with makeup, but unfortunately I'm a sucker for beautiful packaging and I end up splurging far more often than I should! At the moment I am (unsuccessfully) on a makeup ban so instead of searching for products I want to buy, I thought it would be interesting to do the exact opposite--makeup that I don't want anything to do with. I already explained why the Sweet Peach collection doesn't catch my interest, but there are plenty of other lusted-after products that aren't right up my street!
Kylie Lip Kits
Maybe I'm the only one, but I'm not a liquid lipstick fan and I am not a Kardashian/Jenner fan. Put the two together and it's a big nope from me. The colors Kylie has released have not really interested me, and the ones that did are easily dupe-able by much cheaper brands. Also, I know not everyone feels this way, but I don't like the fact that Kylie can wake up one morning and be like, "I should start a makeup company!" and then immediately be overflowing with sales just because her family is famous. I would rather support people and companies who have worked hard to get a name for themselves and their brand.
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation
While I love the Pro-Glow sister to this popular foundation, nothing about the Pro-Matte appeals to me. I have dry skin and I find even satin finishes too matte for my tastes! Obviously, this is more a matter of preference than the product or brand being bad.
Any High-End Contour Kit (Anastasia, Kat von D, etc.)
I like some subtle contouring, but I don't think that a big kit with 6 different color options would be very cost-effective for me. I'd rather buy one ashy contour color and use it every day than a big kit where most of the shades will go unused. If I do ever want a full kit, I'd probably go for something from the drugstore like Elf's contour kit!
Urban Decay Naked Illuminating Trio
This is a product that originally caught my attention, but after reading a few reviews I knew it wouldn't be for me. These baked highlighters seem to be mostly glitter and only one color looks like a good highlight shade for fair skin. This seems to be a popular opinion considering I've seen this pop up in multiple "worst of 2016" posts.
Anything from Jeffree Star
I'm sure you've all heard the allegations against Jeffree Star, mainly that he is a racist and a bully. Generally I like to stay away from people like that, so most of my avoidance of his brand is because of his controversial behavior. He also hasn't released anything that interests me. I've heard some of his products, like his highlighters and liquid lipsticks, are good but I have plenty of highlighters and I'm not a fan of liquid lipsticks. For now, there's not even a little bit of temptation to try his products and I think it's likely to stay that way unless he starts changing his act.
Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette
I know the people who have this palette are absolutely obsessed with it, but something about it puts me off. I love Anastasia's eyeshadow formula and the packaging of this palette is stunning, but the strong berry and warm-toned shades are not for me. I've tried cranberry colors before and basically looked like I had pink eye. I would use maybe half the shades in this palette, which is not enough to justify purchasing it. Perhaps if it went on sale...?
Both L'Oreal and Lancome have popular cushion foundations out, along with the many Korean beauty brands that started the cushion trend, but I can't see myself ever buying into this trend. Even the drugstore cushion foundations are more than $10 and you really don't get a lot of product for the price. Combine that with a light coverage? Definitely not for me.
If you have any of these products, you are welcome to try and change my mind! Are there any popular products that you don't want to try?