So I thought this would be quite a good post to make as I’ve seen a lot of my favourite YouTubers have anti-hauls of products that they are not going to buy. The anti-haul trend started with YouTuber Kimberly Clark who basically made videos of beauty products that she had no desire to buy. The layout of this post will probably be a bit more boring as I don’t have any pictures of the products as I don’t want to buy them but I hope you enjoy this post!

All companies that still test on animals

It’s now 2017 and there’s still a large amount of companies that will put animals through excruciating pain just to make money on their products mainly due to wanting to sell in the Chinese market. I’ve completely changed my makeup collection to be cruelty free so brands like Benefit, L’Oréal, Estée Lauder, MAC and many more will have no place in my makeup bag.

Mink Lashes

Sticking with the cruelty free theme to remind you all that Mink lashes are not cruelty free at all. The minks might not be killed for their fur but they are kept in incredibly cruel conditions in battery cages just for the production of their fur. There’s nothing that annoys me more when companies like Huda Beauty sell their Mink lashes as being cruelty free when this is just not the case as Minks are not friendly animals and the only way to get their fur is by keeping them in these horrific conditions.

Morphe Products

I keep seeing Morphe palettes everywhere and they do seem to be quite reasonably priced however after watching Stephanie Nicole’s very informative video on the brand I feel like it is quite shady. I also don’t trust influencers who have discount codes with Morphe, I understand that they need to make money but I feel like they are just saying the product is amazing due to being given money from Morphe themselves. I just don’t have a good feeling about the brand, I feel like the focus is mostly on influencers and gaining publicity than their products.

Kylie Cosmetics

I’ve never bought anything from Kylie Cosmetics and I don’t see myself buying from them in the future. I feel like the products are overhyped and to be honest all you are doing is paying for Kylie’s name. I’ve watched some YouTubers review the products and have commented on the poor customer service that is associated with the company, this just strengthens my point of the company not actually caring about the customers but mainly just caring for profit. I read that Kylie’s products are very similar to that of ColourPop’s where the price is a fraction of the $29 that Kylie charges. Both Kylie Cosmetics and ColourPop are American based brands where if you’re buying internationally will be subject to expensive shipping and customs fees. My advice would be to save yourself a bit of money and get the ColourPop alternative as their products are amazing for the price!

Huda Beauty – Textured Shadows Palette – Rose Gold Edition 

I’m sure a lot of you have seen the mixed reviews that this palette has been given throughout the beauty community. It’s a very expensive palette, retailing at £56, and I really can’t spend that money on a palette that has mixed reviews and that doesn’t stand out from the crowd. I feel like the colours are so similar to that of the Modern Renaissance palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills and I’m so in love with that palette that I have no need to buy one that is £56. I’m also not a fan of the textured shadows having to be applied with your fingers because if you’re paying this amount of money you expect the product to perform well with a brush, if you’re going on a night out you don’t want to use your fingers to apply your makeup. I feel like the palette is so overpriced for what you’re actually getting.

BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

I don’t know about anyone else but I’m so over brands coming out with countless collaborations with celebrities. I feel like they’re more interested in the exposure that comes with the celebrity’s fan base rather than the actual product. The palette is actually very pretty but not pretty enough for me to fork out £45 on it. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative I would recommend the Sleek highlighter palettes and the Makeup Revolution contour palette which is only around £3.

I’m sure they’re will be more to add to this list as the months go on with more makeup releases and controversies. I hope you enjoyed this post as it’s a wee bit different that usual.

Until next time,

Nicole x