Anti-Haul #1

The Anti Haul concept is one that I really like the idea of. In the beauty bloggersphere it’s easy to be driven by consumerism always looking at the next release and the latest products but I have to say sometimes there’s products that just don’t do it for me. Rather than spend my pennies on products that I don’t want and probably won’t use I thought I’d run you down some of the products that I won’t be purchasing, I hope that you like this post!


1) Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit £44.00 (Beauty Bay)
Up first is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit. I’ve heard so much about the glow kits and whilst I have been tempted by the one in Gleam, I’m just not feeling this. The issue is with these palettes is that a lot of the highlighters look too dark for me. Take this one, I’d use the white shade and that’s it so £44.00 is a ridiculous amount to pay. Whilst the Glow Kits might be fantastic until they release one where I’ll use all of the shades, I’m unlikely to purchase.

2) Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop £32.00 (SpaceNK)
The one shown above is a limited edition of the cult classic Champagne pop but even the original just doesn’t do it for me. I’ve wanted to try Becca highlighters for a while but personally I prefer white, silvers and icy pink highlighter shades over warm toned golds than can look darker on me. Whilst I’m sure Champagne Pop is amazing for some, if I was to try this range I’d probably go for something less yellow toned like Pearl or even Amethyst.

3) Benefit Foolproof Powder £20.00 (Boots)
Aside from not really liking the packaging, I’m just not that intrigued by the Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder. When it comes to me brows I prefer a creamy pencil or a pomade so I don’t tend to reach for powders. Also, is it just me or does it look like you really don’t get much products for your money? Finally I’m not sure why I’d need two tones of powder, surely one is enough? I just don’t get it.

4) Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Invoke £17.00 (Illamasqua)
I do love a good Illamasqua product and I’ll be looking into the Aftermath lipsticks but the eyeshadows are something that I’m not too fussed over. Whilst I like the colour of this I’m put off by what looks like glitter. Also, I tried a different eyeshadow (Slink) and the formula looks weird on my lids. I’m not sure if it’s a lack of creaminess again but it’s hard to build, not as pigmented as I’d like and it makes my lids look very textured something I’ve never had an issue with before now so I’ll be avoiding this.

5) MAC Personality Palettes £32.00 (MAC)
Whilst the products could be lovely for me it’s the concept. The idea of categorising people into personalities seems a bit dated to me, the idea of me being a Prissy Princess just doesn’t appeal and I feel that this concept is a bit young, like when I was a child and you’d do a quiz to find out what personality you are. Again when it comes to shades I feel like I wouldn’t get use out of every product thus rendering the purchase a little pointless.

6) MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick £16.50 (MAC)
I have a confession to make I really hate the brown lip trend. Whilst I know a lot of people are loving this trend to me I’m just not a fan, the shades remind me of feces and I have to be honest I just don’t find it attractive I’d much prefer a brightening pink shade. Velvet Teddy was one I swatched in store and I found the colour horrible! It looked terrible on me and in general just wasn’t nice. I know a lot of people really love this but for me it’s an avoid.

7) Morphe Color Nature Glow Palette £22.50 (Beauty Bay)
Morphe palettes are highly talked about and whilst I might admit that some of the shades look really nice I have to ask myself. Do I want this? Do I need this? Would I use this? Whilst I’m sure I’d use it, I do have a lot of neutral eyeshadows with a couple of palettes on the go at the moment so in truth I really don’t feel like this is a must have for me.

8) Ofra Cosmetics Highlighter Balls £25.00 (Beauty Bay)
A lot of people rave about the Ofra highlighters but again I have to be honest I’m just not sure if I need them. The pale gold one does look pretty but it doesn’t stand out to me, the idea of a pale champagne highlighter is something that is everywhere so do I really need another? Again the shade Bali looks pretty but far too dark for me, I just don’t think I need these.

9) Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Palette £34.00 (Debenhams)
I think I was the only person who wasn’t overly excited about the Sweet Peach collection, mainly because peahc just isn’t a go to colour for me. I did hear some rave reviews about this palette in particular but also a lot of negativity. The blush looks okay, whilst the highlighter is pretty I’ve heard that it doesn’t perform too well and the bronzer looks too warm toned for me and I prefer a matte bronzer. Ultimately I don’t feel like I need this palette so I’ll be avoiding it.

10) Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette £39.50 (Feel Unique)
Perhaps one of the most controversial of products on this list but I have to say this palette hasn’t enthralled me. First up is the price which seems to be pushing forty pounds now. I’m also a little bored of the Naked range, 1 and 3 are palettes I use, I wasn’t a fan of 2, Smokey seemed to underperform for a lot of people and all of the ones after just haven’t excited me. Whilst some of the shades are pretty I have a lot of red toned shades already and I’m not obsessed with warm toned neutrals like so many people. I can live without this.

Total Savings: £282.50.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button, let me know in the comments which products you are anti-hauling is there any products that you just don’t want? 

Thanks for reading!

About ninarossbeauty

PR Person and Beauty Blogger who has a soft spot for eyeshadows, lipsticks and anything quirky. You can contact me at ninarossjournal@gmail.com
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