I forever bombard you with new products, purchases and recommendations but seldom ever mention what I have no plans to make my own for whatever reason that may be. With anti-hauls being all the rage within the beauty community, I thought I’d take the chance to show you what I won’t be buying and why…
1, Too Faced Love Lights Prismatic Highlighter in You Light Up My Life – some shades simply aren’t made for my skin-tone and that is exactly the problem (if you can call it that), I have with this product. The bright, true gold, hue of Too Faced You Light Up My Life translates a little orange-y and looks bizarre, rather than flattering against my light, olive complexion – however if you have a deep skin-tone this will look nothing short of dazzling and may be the highlighter you have been waiting for. I will say the formulation is wonderful and I may treat myself to one of the other two options but this particular shade will not be joining my stash.
2, Anything rainbow or unicorn themed – I am over it, it was fun while it lasted but along with mermaid packaged products there is only so much a gal can take.
3, MAC Fix+ Fruity Juicy – I must firstly say that I utterly adore the MAC Fruity Juicy Collection on the whole and do recommend checking it out; the only reason I am personally skipping the limited edition Fix + is that I never use my original bottle, and I highly doubt adding the scent of coconut will change that. I have to accept that some products simply aren’t for me and that is okay!
4, Kat Von D Shade and Glimmer Palette – Obviously this has yet to be released and as such I have used the original palette in its place for illustrative purposes but what I have seen of the Kat Von D Shade and Glimmer Palette hasn’t blown me away. I like shimmer based eyeshadows but don’t love them and owning a palette without any matte options perhaps isn’t the best choice for me – what I will say is that the shade range is very pretty and offers a lot of variety but I doubt it will sneak onto my wishlist.
5, Byredo Gypsy Water Hair Perfume – I mean do I really need a separate bottle of fragrance just for my hair? In a word no.
6, Anastasia Nicole Glow Palette – I love Anastasia Beverly Hills products and I have a lot of time for anything Nicole Guerriero does or launches, and yet I don’t own the Nicole Glow palette. This is not because I don’t like the shade range but because there is no Anastasia counter in Scotland, as such I can’t swatch the shades and decide if I will get enough use out of the palette to warrant calling it my own. Could this change when I hit New York in a couple of weeks? Definitely but until I get to try this out in person, I won’t be handing over my bank card any time soon.
7, Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows – I must firstly say that I truly do love the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows, there is nothing quite like them but I am fooling myself if I think I can make the deeper shades work. I lack the skill and what looks great on YouTube doesn’t quite correlate all that well into everyday life – for that reason alone, I will be sticking to the lighter shades of the wonderful Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows.
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