Anti-Haul: Beauty Edition

Hey, Lithium readers! One of the biggest trends currently floating around the beauty community is anti-hauls. An anti-haul usually consists of a beauty guru stating what products they don’t want to buy, and their reasons why! This month, I’ve composed my own list of products to avoid. These are just my personal opinions; if you purchase any of these, let me know your thoughts on them!


KVD Shade & Light Glitter Palette
Kat Von D is one of my favorite brands, and this palette really intrigued me at first. I decided not to purchase it, however, because the palette solely consists of shimmers, so it is not very practical.


Beautyblender Swirl
One of my holy-grail makeup products is the black Beautyblender. The swirled Beautyblender looks adorable, but for twenty dollars, I don’t think it’s worth it. The pink Beautyblender doesn’t work for me anymore, and I believe the black is better. As much as I think the swirled blender is cute, I don’t think it is practical or worth such a hefty price tag.


NARS Liquid Blush
NARS has recently announced that they are no longer cruelty-free, and I am extremely upset about it. NARS is one of the most renowned, high-quality, high-end brands, and they were revolutionary for being cruelty-free. This changed recently, however, so I will no longer be buying NARS products. Even if they were still cruelty-free, I wouldn’t buy these blushes. I am not a fan of liquid or cream face products (besides foundation and concealer), so I do not think these products would work for me either way.


Sephora Collection PRO Eyeshadow Palettes
These palettes, though stunning, are not something I will be buying. The Sephora brand itself is not cruelty-free, and these palettes are also $68. Morphe makes palettes just as beautiful for half the price and are cruelty-free. These aren’t worth it in my opinion, but I would love to know how you feel about these if you pick them up!


Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette
I’m a sucker for a beautiful, blinding highlight, and this palette looked intriguing at first. As a brand, Huda Beauty has never impressed me beyond false lashes, and this palette was no exception. The shades just didn’t excite me, so I will definitely not pick these up.

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Too Faced Glitter Bomb Palette
Recently, Too Faced has not been impressing me. Their new releases have been boring, and the products I have picked up from them have seemed dull. This palette is no exception. The colors aren’t anything special, and the reviews haven’t been great either.

By Bridget Fitzpatrick


  1. Hey! If you didn't know, the anti-haul was created by drag queen and anti-consumerist Kimberly Clark in Youtube a few years ago! Definitely check out his videos- he's amazing.

  2. i cant believe nars isnt cruelty free anymore what a bust

  3. right?? such a let down in the beauty world smh