I’ve seen quite a few YouTubers creating similar videos around this topic recently so I thought I’d write a little blog post of my own and share with everybody what products I’ve made the decision not to rush out and buy. These won’t be random products that nobody has ever heard of as what would be the point in that? Instead I’ll be talking about the products that everybody and their dog has heard off. The ones that are hyped about the most on Twitter and Instagram. The ones that are sold out constantly. Also the ones that I simply won’t be spending my money on.
Of course, just because I won’t be buying a specific product doesn’t mean that I have anything against that particular brand or anything like that. Every brand has it’s hits and misses, things that catch my eye and things that don’t so I will of course be explaining my reasoning for not rushing out to pick these items up. Also, if you’ve decided to pick up these products or you plan on doing so then that’s fab! Just because something isn’t appealing to me doesn’t mean that other people shouldn’t love it.
Time to jump into the swing of things.
Urban Decay Naked Heat palette – £39.50
Probably the most controversial thing I’ve ever written on my blog but this product is ridiculously, WAY too overhyped. Is it just me that thinks this or is it as if Urban Decay have just shown up to a party really late that everybody else has already been attending for hours? This is how I feel about this palette.
As somebody who has the craziest, most extensive palette collection – I see absolutely no point in purchasing this palette. These exact colours are in about 30-40% of my already owned palettes and other ones perform so much better than the Naked Heat too.
In all honesty, I’ve never been a massive fan of the Naked range as for me, the pigmentation isn’t as great as most of my other palettes. The only one I own is the Smoky palette which very soon, I will be selling as I just don’t reach for it. Now, I thought the original Naked palettes were lacking in pigmentation but in my opinion, this is just tragic.
I tried this palette by swatching it on the back of my hand in my local John Lewis – I was so, SO disappointed.
Don’t get me wrong, the shimmer shades are fab. Highly pigmented, soft and blendable with a beautiful metallic finish. The matte shades? Now this is where Urban Decay have got it wrong. They were so chalky, powdery, patchy and lacking in pigment that even after attempting to build up a few colours on my hand, I just gave up. When using matte shades, I want the type of pigmentation that you can lightly tap your brush into and you get a flawless eye in seconds. With the Heat palette, I already know it would take me absolutely ages to build up the intense colour and pigmentation that I like to go for and quite simply, I ain’t got time for that.
Dermacol Foundation – Varied Prices
If I hear one more person banging on about how unbelievably full coverage this foundation is I think I’m gonna scream. We get it, not covers tattoos, scars, everything under the god damn sun but that doesn’t make it ‘the best foundation EVER!’
Personally, I can’t think of anything worse than wearing a tattoo cover up foundation all over my poor little face. I do like a full coverage a lot of the time but that is just ridiculous. I’m pretty sure that if I put that on my face, my skin would turn to absolute shit so this definitely isn’t on my wish list for the month.
That’s it for my little anti-haul. I may aim to create one of these every month depending on what releases are announced each month but I will also be creating a monthly Wishlist full of products that I can’t wait to get my hands on.
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