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.
Here’s some things that have launched or will be launching soon that have been receiving hype in the Beauty World:
I love Bite lipsticks but I’m not really feeling any of these shades. I already have products like this that were less than $26 a tube. | Swatches
If it is actually as bright as it appears in the pan, it could be a great palette to have. I think I’ll pass and go for the Sephora (mentioned in the next section). | Swatches
Comme de Garcons Concrete
I was so excited for this. Sniffed it and it was so boring. | Review
<meh> I mean there are so many palettes with these colors. And if you don’t have one, just wait until Makeup Revolution dupes it. | Swatches
MAC Girls Personality Collection Palettes (Launching in August)
None of these really stand out to me. I don’t like the packaging either. It looks sort of cheap and Hard Candy-ish. However, I’m so tempted by the one that says “Pussy Princess”. Oh, wait. It doesn’t say that. It says “Prissy Princess”. My bad.
Also, aren’t these the stupidest concepts/names for girls’ personalities ever? They’re so negative and superficial. If you do see some of these you like, my advice is to wait. I have a feeling this line is going to backfire on them and they’re going to be discounted. | More info
This seems like something I’d love because I love Hourglass lipsticks. However, this isn’t resonating with me. Is it because the packaging is impractical? Is it because the colors are the usual? Is it because I’m now a public health fuddy duddy that doesn’t like the cigarette reference? I don’t know. Maybe this will grow on me if I see them in person but as for right now, it’s a pass. | Swatches galore.
These are getting some buzz online. My friend bought two and I was able to play in them. I loved them. Yes, there’s some powder kickback but the pigment is insane. The sparkle shades need applied with fingers or a sponge for maximum BAM. I mean, we all sort of want something different with makeup and these do what I want them to do. I plan on buying Cool and Editorial. I shall see. |Swatches of Cool | Swatches of Warm | Swatches of Editorial
FINALLY. Tube lipstick. This probably isn’t that big of a deal but I’m a lipstick addict. And I love ABH. The shades Cool Brown and Dead Roses are really standing out to me. | More info
One of the best makeup purchases I ever did was to buy Modern Renaissance. So, I’m hoping this palette is of the same quality. I’m on the fence about it because of the shades. But, the more I look at it, the more I want it. I’ll see if my mind changes once I see more swatches. | Video swatches | UPDATE – The swatches and videos are out and this palette looks like it is a disappointment. They aren’t showing up! So, I think this is a pass.
OK, I know I have shades like this but look at all the roses. I love roses. Rose prints are my weakness. Talk me out of this, please. | Swatches
MAC is now offering mini lipsticks for $10. Isn’t that genius? I mean, it takes me forever to use up a tube of lipstick (if ever). I love this.
I bought that L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara. It is AMAZING. It’s getting a lot of hype but it should. It’s an amazing mascara for the money. I shall see how it ages, but right now, I love it. It makes my short, light and stubborn lashes look like falsies.
So, what do you think? What are your anti-hauls? What are your newly launched temptations? Any makeup/fragrance rants?
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.