One of my favourite types of videos to watch on YouTube is the Anti-Haul, don’t get me wrong I still do love a good haul video but just as much i’m enjoying seeing what people are not going to buy and why they aren’t buying it. My faves are definitely the ones from Kimberly Clark (Clark Clark) please tell me if you watch her you also add on the additional Clarks? lol.
I am actually trying to downsize my collection and be a little more aware of my beauty purchases. I mean do I really need 20 different foundations in my collection? Nope! So the idea of an Anti Haul really speaks to me.
Another good place to check out if like me you are trying to downsize is the MakeUpRehab subreddit – I always go there for inspiration to get rid of stuff, and not buy stuff.
Just a sidenote – this isn’t about bashing brands or products, it’s simply what I’m not going to spend my money on. If you love these products, awesome! I’m just not planning on buying them myself.
Too Faced Natural Love Eye Shadow Collection – RRP $59.00USD (No Australian release or price available as yet) –
Honestly, this is something I would normally be drawn to – a million neutrals! However, I’ve kind of found my groove with the eyeshadows I have right now and this would just be duplicating what I already own. I think Too Faced need to calm down on the releases a little bit, it feels like i’m seeing a new palette release from them every other week. I own the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette and while I like it, it’s nothing groundbreaking. Also, I think if you own a couple of the chocolate bar palettes you’d already own the majority of these shades. I have no idea what this will retail for in Australia but the regular sized chocolate bar palettes retail for around $75 so I see this possibly being around the $100 mark (I could be way off). I’ll be saving my money and not bothering with this one.
Benefit Boxed Blush in Galifornia – RRP $52AUD
Holy shit! I did not realize how expensive these blushes actually were nowadays. I could buy 10 blushes from Essence for this price and probably find an exact dupe. Sure, the packaging is cute and i’m sure the scent is lovely but you do not need to spend $52 on a single blush. Nope. This is a pretty generic coral pink shade and really isn’t different enough to warrant that price tag in my opinion. Temptalia has listed a pretty decent sized list of dupes so might be worth checking those out.
Australis Liquid Elixir Serum Foundation – RRP $24.95AUD
I was actually really looking forward to this product when I first saw it sneak peeked on Instagram. I saw it on stand during the Priceline sale and decided to have a play with it, if you are after a pretty invisible coverage foundation then this is perfect for you. It literally disappeared on my hand and offered no coverage, so I put it down and walked away. Such a shame because I thought this formula would be awesome for my dry skin. I’ve never had much luck with Australis foundations to be honest, however a lot of their other products really kick ass.
Crayola for Clinique Chubby Stick – RRP $36AUD (I think)
Ugh… This is really a personal preference thing but I just find this packaging really really tacky. I get the reason why they did it, I mean they kind of already look like Crayola crayons but I just don’t know if it’s really targetting the right market. I’m not really a fan of the Clinique Chubby Sticks anyway, but I just wanted to mention this one because of the packaging.
Hope you enjoyed this Anti-Haul! What are you NOT buying?