Hey guys! How goes it?
I got another anti-haul for you guys, but this one is going to be a little different as I’m focusing solely on palettes this time around.
Now, I love palettes. I’m a MAJOR eyeshadow junkie. It’s my favorite kind of makeup item. But since I started blogging, I’ve amassed a HUGE palette collection that’s gotten a bit out of control. Want to know how bad? Well, when I first started blogging, I owned I think just ONE eye palette (the Urban Decay Mariposa one from 2011). Now? I own… 36. That’s not including the 3 Z-Palettes I have filled with single shadows (plus my other singles in compacts and loose pigments). Blogging has kind of turned me into an enabled monster. I started realizing earlier this year I had been spending WAY too much money on makeup and I needed to start buying/using it like a normal person again. So far I’ve been doing a decent job of reigning myself in. I did cave and got the ABH Modern Renaissance in August, but that was an exception as I had a gift card and it was for my birthday. It was also the first palette I had got in almost a year.
Seeing all these constant new palette releases is so hard. Some look so amazing and I want them, but I know better. Others… no desire for them at all. But I thought I’d share with you some of my top picks of what I will NOT be purchasing.
You ready? Ok let’s get going!
Urban Decay Naked Heat
Would you believe I don’t own ANY of the Naked palettes? Well, that’s not entirely true. I do have Naked On the Run, but only because I won it in a giveaway. They just never really caught my fancy. Now Naked Heat, that’s a palette that actually got my attention. I love ultra warm tones and the colors in this palette were screaming my name. But I already have several other warm-tone palettes and just don’t need this.
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes
Another gorgeous warm-toned palette. I’ve swatched this one at Sephora and the quality is really nice. But again, I have similar shades in other palettes, so yeah I don’t need it.
Kat Von D Shade & Light Glimmer
I have the original all-matte Shade & Light eye palette and I really love it. But when this all shimmer/glitter palette was announced, my reaction was pretty much, “Meh.” Even after seeing it in person at Sephora I still have no desire to own it.
Kat Von D Saint & Sinner
This palette looks really pretty, but it’s huge and so impractical. And it’s also $62. Yikes. So yeah passing on this one.
Lorac MegaPro 4
Lorac eyeshadows are some of my favorite ever. I love how soft and buttery they feel and how pigmented they are. I own several Lorac palettes, including the MegaPro 2 and the MegaPro 3. This new one looks really pretty, but it mainly cool-tone shades and I really don’t use cool tones very often because they usually make me look washed out.
Huda Beauty Palettes
I have absolutely nothing against Huda. I think she’s amazing. Her eye palettes look absolutely gorgeous, but $65? No. That’s just too expensive. The new Desert Dusk palette has my name written all over it but… I just can’t.
Sephora Pro Palettes
$68 for their own brand palette. NO. NO. NO. Even Ulta doesn’t take it that far with their own brand. Sure the colors in the palettes look great, but I’ve not had the greatest experience with a lot of the Sephora brand makeup (just very few exceptions), so I’m just wary of the quality for the price you pay.
And that should do it! Are you getting any of these palettes or are you anti-hauling any of them? Sound off below in the comments.
As always, thank you all so much for reading! I’ll see you again soon in my next post!