Skiplist No.2: First Anti-Haul for 2019

First Anti-Haul for 2019

In light of my recent decision to go on a NO-BUY for the first half of 2019, may I present to you my first skiplist for the year.

  1. Kylie Cosmetics has released 18 new blushes, bronzers and highlighters last month. Two years ago I may have jumped at them but now I know better. I’d rather buy pans of Colourpop’s pressed powder blush, bronzer and highlighter which are only $7. I mean c’mon CP has a highlighter palette for $18, the same price as Kylie’s new releases. Have you also seen her Valentine’s collection? Over it.
  2. I was initially impressed with Morphe‘s shade range for their new Fluidity Full-Coverage Foundation until I saw swatches of it online. There were gray tones and orange tones. I wasn’t the only one who thought of how off-putting those tones were. Also, I had never watched an entirely positive review of it, not even from YouTube beauty gurus who were sent PR packages. I’m also going to ignore their new concealers and powders.
  3. Fenty Beauty is coming in hot this year. They’re expanding their complexion range with some new concealers and setting powders. I want both but I recall their foundation  never working for me — I got a sample of it 2 years ago. Now, the Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer I’m still debating because Jeffree Star and Tati approved of it but the Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder I can do without especially with the mixed reviews I’ve been seeing. After all my Coty Airspun has never let me down.
  4. I don’t know what Urban Decay was thinking when they came up with their Naked Reloaded Palette. First of all, it looks like they copied off of the ABH Sultry Palette. Second, I believe the OG Naked Palette still looks more beautiful. Yeah that’s the palette they discontinued, their very iconic, best-selling neutral palette that launched a thousand copycats in the beauty community. (Photo from @pumpuiiiii via MyFatPocket. Don’t mind the bad editing.)
  5. Next is the Colourpop Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick. That’s only $7 compared to the $19 pricetag of MAC’s Powder Kiss Lipsticks, which are what they’re supposed to be a dupe for. I was actually about to put a few shades in my wishlist when I learned how drying they are compared to MAC’s. So no, thank you.
  6. Last for this post is Too Faced Cosmetics who is collaborating with Erika Jayne for a Pretty Mess line. To be honest, I didn’t know who she was until I saw this at @trendmood1. Nothing is interesting for me. I might have gone for the eyeshadow palette at one point but the color-story has been done before. I think I have all those shades already. Plus, @makeupcrayz pointed out that the eyeshadow arrangements are too similar with the Dose of Color Hidden Treasure Palette.

I should probably do this every month. It feels refreshing to actually name new releases of items I won’t buy and rationalize why. What do you think?

Are there some new products you won’t be getting this year? let me know down below!


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