With the impending VIB sale upon us, I thought it was a good time for an Anti-Haul! I have to say that if you have not checked out Kimberly Clark’s videos DO IT – they are so good. What other YouTuber works extrapolate into everyday conversation and makes Patty Lupone references?! Anyway, I also got burned by 2 of the items that I purchased from last month’s wish list and am a little bitter 😀
First up, is the Urban Decay x Jean Michel Basquiat Collaboration that bothers me on a whole lot of levels. It isn’t a collab, he is deceased and it irritates me that UD is calling it that. What color did he pick out? What did he think of the shadow formula? Oh, he didn’t – you just took his art and plastered it onto your Special Edition, Limited Quantity collection with hope to insight a consumerist frenzy. I don’t like it, it doesn’t make sense. The Marketing of an American Artist, this is it, right here and I won’t support it. Nowhere on their site does it mention his upbringing, heritage, descent into addiction – it just irks me. I will buy Mariah Carey collabs all day because she is about the excess, the glamour, it makes sense but not this. Shame on UD, rant over.
Next up is the TooFaced Clover Palette which is totally, freaking adorable and I would so use every single shadow. However, call me paranoid but this seems like damage control for the fact that the brand was purchased by Estee Lauder? The proceeds are going to the newly launched TooFaced Animal Rescue Fund. Fabulous – but it seems like sneaky marketing but damn, it is cute.
No lie, I want this palette because I love the Cheek-a-Thon palette so much but the reviews for this one have not been great. I also own all of the shades already and while I love the palette idea, I have to skip it.
Another palette (noticing a theme here) that I really, really want is the Aurora Glow Kit that looks so stunning but I have way too much highlighter and I don’t get the hype with all of these different shades – they mostly look the same on the skin! Another aesthetically stunning item though and I hear the formula is dreamy.
I am also anti-hauling all setting powders, I have an asinine amount of them. Good thing that summer is fast approaching and I will be in need of serious powder but until then, I will just drool over all of these beauties on my wish list 😀
That’s it – there are some new releases that I am absolutely going ga-ga for so this will be followed by the inevitable wish list 😛
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