This isn't my typical post. Usually when I'm not testing a product I won't talk negatively about it either because I have no reason to do that. However, lately there has been some real eye roll moments of new releases. So therefore, I'm going to give a few that I just don't understand, that are childish, and that I won't be buying at all.
First up Tarte Fairy Collection......Let me say this one more time for the seats in the back. I DON'T WANT CHILDISH MAKEUP. This doesn't just go for Tarte, but Toofaced, Limecrime with their Polly Pocket palettes, Colourpop with the My Little Pony palette. Just stop ok? Just stop. Some of these companies I'm a huge fan. It's just I didn't like these releases.
Next would be something I seen on the Sephora app which was Briogeo introducing a Rose Quartz Energy Comb. I have two issues with this. One, I would give myself a concussion by using that to try and comb my hair. Two, let me just say: I love some crystals, I have quite a few actually but "Energy Comb" really? $160??? Really??????? I would much rather have rose quartz in anything else than a comb.
Baking Soda Micellar Water.............what? Just.....what? I've already had this discussion of Baking Soda on the face as a DIY project. The last thing I want is a micellar water ( I tend to hate most of them with the exception of a few) and baking soda in that micellar water to beat all. Um, just no. Don't use baking soda in your skincare as a DIY project. Don't get me wrong, I've done some DIY skincare that I look back on and cringe. I've done the peel off masks, the pore strips, etc etc and I there are plenty of skincare hiccups out there. Please try to limit yourself though.
Glam Glow putting out Hyaluronic Acid Glow (pressed) Powders. Pass. Ok, it looks fine. Advertising that you're going to hydrate your skin with a highlighting powder (not a cream, not a liquid, a powder) is not the way to win me over. The powders and the packaging look good enough to sell themselves without having to throw in HA as a benefit in my opinion. I just don't think you're going to notice a difference in the hydration levels of your skin due to a powder other than the fact that you look dewy because it's glistening on your skin thanks to actual shimmer in that powder. If I'm wrong, I'll happily admit that but I'm not buying it so I guess we won't find out. lol
New Jaclyn Hill and Morphe Vault. This is nothing personal. I just don't need it. I know they're re-doing the formula. I have no doubt it will be fine when it's all said and done, I like that it's broken down into 4 palettes if you don't want the whole vault. It's just that it doesn't excite me and it looks like everything we're seeing, which isn't necessarily a negative because everything has been done so far. I'm just way more excited by the pops of color I'm seeing in the Flamingo Palette from Violet Voss, the theme I'm seeing for the Norvina palette from ABH, or how I'm still absolutely in love with the Natasha Denona Tropic Palette because it has everything I need in it.
While I'm at it....I'm tired of seeing Vault Collections. They're super expensive. Take the Tarte Fairy one above for instance, I'm pretty sure it retails for $110. It has a little bit of everything in it but the only time I justify a vault collection is around Christmas, as like a big gift for someone you know is going to love that, or someone who's trying to expand their makeup collection. The other reason I'm not a fan is because usually in every line has it's duds. That's really typical. So I'm nearly positive there would be a few things in a collection that I wouldn't care for. With saying that, I can't get behind buying a whole vault/collection.
I also don't understand the new BKR water bottle situation and the special cap that you can buy that has a lip balm attached to it. The cap costing $22. I'm not saying it's a bad idea exactly, because it's unique for sure, and I can see how it'd be beneficial hiking or outside where you're getting super dehydrated and the sun beating down on you.
Eye gloss. Why is it still a thing? I'm not talking about an eye shadow topper. I'm talking about actual eye gloss. They look great in artsy looks. They are not for the everyday, obviously.
So there's that. No shade to any of the companies. Like I said, I don't dislike the companies it's these trends I'm seeing that I really don't like. Or, it's advertising something trying to draw in the customer and I'm afraid it won't do what it claims. Orrrrr advertising a product that might possibly hurt you.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.