A lot of people do “Anti-Hauls” on Youtube. If you aren’t familiar with these, these are videos where people talk about what they aren’t buying. With so many launches, I love the premise of this. It gives us a reason to talk about what’s new without actually participating in this makeup economy of “BUT THIS LIMITED EDITION THING!”. Here’s my version, sans video. Here’s my additional comments¹.
It’s prime “Summer Collection” time so I have a lot of new things to discuss. Too many new things to discuss!
Here’s some things that have launched or will be launching soon that have been receiving hype in the Beauty World.
This is absolutely adorable. But, there is absolutely no way that I could disrespect all these cute little kitties like that. I don’t need makeup that I won’t use and there is no way I could I use this. I refuse to wreck their wittle, wittle faces. (Additional product photos here).
I’m not feeling any of this. Pass. (Swatches here).
This is really pretty but I don’t need it. I think it’s best suited for medium complexions that want to glow (Chrissy, J.Lo and other breathtakingly beautiful people). Also, I hear a lot of people saying this one looks like some influencer’s palette. To be honest, I think all of these sort of palettes look alike: bronzer, golden glow and something peachy. Funny thing about making pretty makeup that’s meant to be used daily…you’re going to get a lot of “overlap”. No need to reinvent the wheel, right? (Swatches here).
Double Jeopardy – What is hell to the nah, Alex? (Dupes here).
MAC Fruity Juicy Collection (Launches May 18th)
As far as packaging goes, I think this is a gorgeous collection. It’s tropical chiaroscuro. But, when it comes to colors. I really don’t need any of this. I keep telling myself this over and over because I do like the eyeshadow palettes. I probably have colors just like them that I rarely ever use! Also, the Prep + Prime Spray is adorable. (More swatches here).
I’ll pass even though I couldn’t get my hands on it if I wanted it. I’ve heard this sold out in a blink of an eye. I really have no criticism of these shades. I’m over the all metallic everything but that is sort of Nikkie’s thing. For me, I look best with metallic lip paired with matte face/eyes or metallic face with matte lips. But, there’s no rule saying I have to wear these products together! I just don’t want the shades because I already have stuff like it.(Swatches here).
Ugh, I absolutely don’t want to spend this much on makeup. BUT, it’s so breathtakingly gorgeous. I haven’t really seen any makeup in a long time that had me just like, stunned. This reminds me of how fun and expressive makeup can be. It’s just so editorial and filled with attitude. Soooo tempting. (Swatches here).
I have tried this a few times and absolutely love it. It’s the sort of vintage-y but totally modern thing I’m attracted to. It’s a modern take on excessive aldehydes, florals and a skanky base. It’s so good. When I’m not wearing it, I’m wishing that I were wearing it.
I have no idea what this copy is trying to tell me but it’s supposed to smell like bones and cicely blossoms. Sooo…I probably want to smell like ancient Scottish burial grounds, right? Anyone tried this so you can talk me out of this? I absolutely don’t need another candle.
Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Palettes (Launching May 10th)
Visually, I’m really attracted to these. The colors play nicely together. After seeing Blush Palette Volume #2 worn on my friend’s face, I went home and ordered it. (Swatches here).
I love body oils, especially ones made by fancy perfume brands. Bath and body products are a weakness of mine. I’m one of those perfume people that genuinely gets excited to see ancillary products launched by perfume houses. Anyway, I’ve tried these and the hair perfumes in person. Aqua Universalis is disappointing and doesn’t smell like the perfume. However, Amyris Femme and À la Rose smell like their perfume. I ended up buying Amyris Femme. I actually think it’s a good sub for the perfume and the oil base is really nice.
So, what do you think? What are your anti-hauls? What are your newly launched temptations? Any makeup/fragrance rants? Now is the time to let it all out!
¹ Oh, and here I am quoted in The Outline. I’m sure not fighting capitalism talking about luxury consumer products so that’s an overstatement. But, I feel like these make me a more conscious consumer and evaluate what I want, own and what gives me joy.