Anti-Haul: Products I Won't Be Buying | Part 3

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It's been a while since I trash talked about some popular products, so here I am! If you're unfamiliar with the term 'anti-haul', I'm basically going to be listing and talking through a few things that I will NOT be spending that £££ on. My anti-haul posts have proved to be very popular in the past and I really enjoy writing them. If you haven't seen my other posts, I'll link them here: Anti-Haul Part 1, Anti-Haul Part 2.


Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette £39

Fenty Beauty has been a phenomenon in the beauty industry recently, not only because it's founded by Queen Rihanna but it's also proved itself to be a very inclusive brand. The original launch of, mainly, face products was a fantastic hit and I, myself, was attracted to the brand from the beginning. However, this collection is a little bit of a let down for me, particularly the eyeshadow palette.

This is Fenty's first 'themed' collection and, to be honest, it's just a bit of a 'meh'. The palette lets me down the most simply because of the shades and the lack of matte colours. Clearly this is a palette meant to be used in cohesion with another palette, but if I'm paying £39, I want the whole deal. The formula, I've heard, is almost like glitter which in ways I do like, but I just wish there was a little more variety in there. There are some stunning colours in the palette and the packaging of the entire collection is amazing, but unfortunately it's just not practical enough for me to be spending that amount of money. Sorry RiRi.

Z Palette Z Potter $85/£63

Z Palette is an extremely popular brand who make empty, magnetic palettes for people to store their loose eyeshadows that they have either individually bought or depotted from another palette. If you're used to depotting shadows then you'll probably be familiar with a few methods such as using the oven, a hair straightener, candle etc. well, Z Palette recently brought out this, the Z Potter, an electrical device that is meant to make depotting eyeshadows easier. This is on here for a few reasons.

Firstly, if you're used to it, depotting eyeshadows is easy as fuck and nobody needs to be spending £60+ on something that is essentially a portable hob. If you have a hair straightener at home, that will work just fine so take my advice and save your money.

Secondly, some people may or may not be aware of the drama that went down in the comments of @trendmood1's Instagram post about this product, but it's definitely something that has put me off this product, and this brand all together.  If you have no clue what I'm talking about, I suggest you watch this video: I don't feel as though I can support a brand/person who treats criticism in this childish and appalling way, therefore I will refrain myself from buying, not only this, but any Z Palette product in the future.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit £41

Although I don't own any, I know that ABH glow kits are incredibly popular and I've definitely been known to lust after them from time-to-time, but this palette, for me, is a little bit of a dud. The shades are not original enough for my liking and even if I did purchase this, I would only be able to use two shades because the other two would be too dark for my pale-ass skin.

The problem with ABH at the moment is they keep bringing out new products CONSTANTLY and, quite clearly, they're not putting in that much effort. They know that glow kits are popular and so they keep bringing out a new one every few months hoping that the world will still go crazy for it. I love Anastasia as a brand, but unfortunately they're thinking about profits more than they're thinking about great quality, original products and it's, honestly, a bit disheartening. #DoBetter

Laura Lee Los Angeles Cat's Pajamas Palette $40/£30

Laura Lee is an insanely popular YouTuber with 3.7M subscribers. She's done a few brand collaborations in the past, but recently she has announced the launch of her very own beauty brand 'Laura Lee Los Angeles' and released this eyeshadow palette. *sighhhh* Where do I even begin?

The palette itself has some pretty shades, but they are in no means anything special and can probably be found in the majority of eyeshadow palettes. But the real issue lies with the packaging and the entire branding as a whole. The packaging does not match AT ALL. The palette comes in a pink floral box with a silver Laura Lee logo, the outside of the actual palette is silver & glittery with a pink Laura Lee logo and the inside of the palette is floral again with a barely there mirror....I mean? To me, it feels like she's just put together a mishmash of 'oh well I like this' images that don't really work together and called it a palette.

The brand as a whole has proved to be very 'all over the place'. First of all, Laura Lee Los Angeles is an extremely long name for a brand, I have no idea why she's titled it that. The logo for the brand looks like something a 3-year-old can easily put together on PicMonkey and the website is a disaster. I've noticed that the description for the palette has been changed on the website recently, I'm assuming that's due to the backlash she's recieved regarding it. Overall, I think the brand is a mess and I really hope, for her sake, that she pulls it together.


That's it for my anti-haul this time, let me know what your thoughts are on these products, or what your current anti-haul is in the comments. Thank you so much for reading. If you liked this post, please make sure to share and follow!

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  1. I totally agree with you on the Fenty Beauty palette, it didn’t call my name at all! I also put the ABH Glow Kit in my Anti-Haul, it’s practically Sweets but repackaged!