I’ve seen a lot of anti-hauls lately. Although I think they are awesome, they all seem to center around higher end products. My makeup budget is slim to none, and slim just skipped town! So for me to proclaim that I’m not going to buy something I couldn’t afford anyway is redundant.
Having said that, there isn’t a shortage of drugstore duds being shoveled out by drugstore brands! So here is my list of drugstore makeup I’m not gonna buy!!!(In my best Kimberly Clark voice)
1. The Mad for Mattes Holy Smokes Palette
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Everyone went bananas for the earlier releases of these palettes. I couldn’t find any of the colors to save my life!! But then I lucked up and found a Need it Nudes and couldn’t wait to try it! It’s supposed to be a dupe for the urban decay naked palette but I’m damn sure the naked palette is way more pigmented than these things!! I swear if feels like something dropped some food coloring into pans of chaulk! Uggg!! So I’m for certain that the Holy Smokes is no where near the Urban Decay version.
2. Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon
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I’m trying to be more of a grown up when it comes to makeup. I’ve been lured in way too many times by cutsie packing like this. This is giving me strong Bonni Bell vibes circa 1993! I have enough glossy balms, so I think I’ll skip these!
3. NYX Elements Shadow Palettes
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I was beyond excited when I saw these palettes! But,okay…somebody needs to pull NYX aside and let them know they are in fact a drugstore brand. I feel like as a brand NYX has been sneakily jacking up prices to the point they really shouldn’t be in drugstores anymore. Go on to Ulta where you belong!
4. Burt’s Bees Makeup Collection
This entire collection is the cosmetics industry’s equivalent of melatonin! Who says that “natural” products have to be a complete snooze-fest? The colors are blah, the packaging is a little too on the nose for me and the shade range is…just no. When this line dropped, nothing about it make me go, ohhhh!!! I’ve got to have that! I think i’ll pass on everything here.
5. Color Correcting Palettes of any kind
It’s really unlikely that anyone one persons face is going to need that many correctors. These kinds of palettes are great for working makeup artists and belong no where near one persons face.
Are there any products that you’re not going to buy?? Let me know in the comment section down below!