It’s that time once again where I pick out five new or upcoming beauty launches that won’t be making it into either my virtual or physical cart anytime soon. Yup, it’s my beauty anti-wishlist March 2020 edition!
If you’re new around here, this is a monthly series I’ve been doing for quite a while now. Obviously I have not tried any of these products before, so I realize it is a bit like judging a book by its cover. But hey, we all do that from time to time; it’s allowed! Of course, no disrespect is intended and if you are excited for any of these launches, that’s awesome. I’d love to know why too, so tell me in the comments! This is just based on my personal preferences.
If you like this kind of thing, you can catch up on my previous few lists below:
February / January / December / November
So without further delay, let’s get into my beauty anti-wishlist March 2020 list!
TOM FORD BEAUTY SHADE AND ILLUMINATE SOFT RADIANCE FOUNDATION WITH SPF 50
So I know that I wrote up a whole post on where to spend and where to save on money when shopping for makeup. And I know that I mentioned base (or foundation) as something I think you should spend some extra bucks in order to get good quality and good color. Well, this new Shade and Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation from Tom Ford is just a little too pricey for my taste…like $150.00 too pricey. C’mon, really?? Listen I’m sure it’s beautiful on the skin, but there’s absolutely no reason whatsoever that you need to spend that much on a foundation if you want medium-to-full coverage, skincare benefits and SPF. You could easily go to IT Cosmetics and pick up their famous Your Skin But Better CC Cream, which will give you the same benefits. The only caveat is that the Tom Ford offers a lot more shade choices (35 to the IT Cosmetics‘ 12). But still, that’s not a justification in the slightest for such a steep price, at least in my opinion.
Click here for more info on this foundation.
COLOURPOP THE FULL BEAT BLENDING SPONGE KIT
I have to admit, I’m sooo attracted to these pastel blending sponges! They remind me of those plastic Easter eggs where you hid jellybeans or candy-coated chocolate eggs in. But despite loving its appearance, this 5-part blending sponge kit from ColourPop just wouldn’t be a practical purchase for me since I never use sponges anymore to apply my makeup. I don’t know why either, to be honest. I used to absolutely love the finish that sponges gave, but somewhere along the line I just stopped picking them up. Now I either use my fingers or a soft brush when working with foundation and/or concealer. This kit has 5 sponges for only $20, which seems an absolute steal. However, for some odd reason I can’t seem to find this kit on ColourPop’s website, but you can buy the sponges individually at $7/pop.
Click here for more info on these sponges.
PATRICK TA BEAUTY MAJOR BROW SHAPING WAX
There’s not too much info available right now online about this upcoming launch from Patrick Ta Beauty, nor can I find the exact release date anywhere. But from what I can tell it’s a brow wax (and brush) that promises to give you that “imperfect perfect” brow look in either a clear formulation or a color tint. Now, I strive for “imperfect perfect” every time I do my brows but I think it’s the whole format of this product that’s turning me off. The brow wax in its own compact with a separate brush – it just seems like it would be too fussy for me in the end. I like to spend as little time on my brows as possible so using a tinted brow mascara is a god-send to a lazy person like me! I don’t see myself taking a brush out, rubbing it into wax, and then applying that to my brows. One step too much, I say.
Click here for more info on this brow wax.
VISEART PETIT PRO CHOU CHOU PALETTE
I don’t have much experience using Viseart shadows myself, but from what I’ve seen and heard on social media their stuff is seriously good quality. I’m definitely curious to dip my toe in, and I feel their little Petit Pro Palettes would be a good place to start. However, the Chou Chou Petit Pro Palette wouldn’t be my first choice of color story. Apparently this is inspired by summers in the South of France with bright flashes of color and shimmering textures. I rarely wear bright shades so if I only have one palette in my collection with brights, that’s more than enough for a lifetime for me. I just don’t think I’d get much use from colors like this, and there’s nothing worse than a beautiful item that goes unloved in your collection. By the way, I think this palette may be exclusive to Beautylish, but I’m not 100% sure.
Click here for more info on this palette.
GLOSSIER SKYWASH EYESHADOW
Skywash was Glossier’s last big launch in late February, and I admit I was super intrigued at first. They describe these eyeshadows as “sheer matte lid tints” with a liquid-to-powder texture. Supposedly they are buildable to a certain extent, and long-wearing. But the more and more I heard customer feedback on Instagram, I became hesitant to get my wallet out. I absolutely love the idea of sheer wash of color on the eye, but some customers were contesting the whole buildable pigment claim and complaining about how difficult the texture was to blend before it dried down. I saw an influencer apply and blend a few of the colors on her eyes on an Instagram Story, and they look patchy and choppy as hell. That’s a ‘no thanks’ from me. If I’m purchasing anything from Glossier, I’d sooner pick up Futuredew than this launch.
Click here for more info on these eyeshadows.
What is on your beauty anti-wishlist this month? I’d love to know!
I dont have anything on my anti wishlist, but I’m not crazy about the brow set either. I think the eye shadow pallet is pretty but it’s not the most unique I’ve seen xxx
The palette is definitely really pleasing to look at, but I just know I’d rarely reach for it in my collection. Thanks so much for reading!
Yes agreed. I’d be tempted by the bright pink and the pink glitter if there was maybe an event to go to?
Yea I’m not wearing much bright pink on the day to day! 😄
But Erica… maybe we all should 😂 I am tempted to mix it up a but over here with all going on lol! I’ll keep you posted! X
Hey, I don’t mind some color every now and then 😉. I do love seeing others bright looks, so if you do any, yes please post!
I’ve stopped using the sponges, too. Mainly because I kept forgetting to get a new one when I was at the store, but then I just got used to using my fingers so I don’t even really miss them.
Same here. I used to hate having to wet them, and wash them later on. So I just gradually stopped using them all together. Don’t miss them either!
The Colourpop sponges sound good but like you I barely use a sponge to apply foundation. I do have Colourpop’s Pretty Fresh sponge which is good but I only tend to use it if all my foundation brushes are dirty 😛 I’ve heard the Glossier eyeshadows are very sheer.
I used to love a sponge back in the day, but it just became less and less important to me over time. Yes, I heard the Glossier are really sheer too which was also the complaint with their Lid Stars when they first came out. I don’t mind sheer necessarily, but I do mind difficult textures to work with!
I think a sponge is good to have but not a necessity. You’re right sheer can be nice when the product/shade has a purpose 😊
The brow kit sounds interesting but I agree it’s way too fussy! I’d never do that ahah
Rossy Galaxy says
I’ve been waiting for read this post for days!! I am finally catching up again lol. Truth be told, these are some of my favorite posts from you
I’m sooo annoyed with high end beauty brands coming out with products worth more than $100?? Like…why??
I don’t think anyone needs that many sponges lol. And if I remember correctly, each sponge has a “specified use”?? Which i also thought was a bit wasteful. Like the marketing for it is genius but I’m not falling for it. I know I don’t need different sponges for different purposes when one gets the job done… also, I would LOVE to stop using sponges, at least a little, but I don’t have the right brushes for blending my liquid foundation… oh well…
I agree with you on the brow wax. I feel like I already spend a lot of time on my brows. I unfortunately don’t have full, non patchy brows so I am forced to spend time and fill them in but this….? Nah..
The viseart palette is gorgeous but not digging the color story….well not ALL the shades i mean lol
I’m not a fan of liquid or cream eyeshadows. they have never worked for me and were incredibly hard to blend so I could never even “try” them myself.
Aww, thanks so much! While I don’t mind splashing out for a good quality foundation that really matches me and hydrates my skin, I ain’t paying THAT much for it sorry! I’m sure you can absolutely get the same effect for cheaper, so why pay?
That’s funny, I never thought of that! Who says you need 5 different sponges to get the same job done?? Well, at least they’re affordable, right?
Since I save my brows for last in my routine, I don’t wanna spend much time on them at all. Anything that I can’t use in, like 2 min, just isn’t for me personally.
I so want to try Viseart for real, but this one isn’t it for me!
Rossy Galaxy says
Yeah exactly. There are so many great brands out there who have products of the same caliber 🤗
Yea, affordable is the only good thing they got going for them lol
Wow!! $150 for a foundation? No thanks lol. My tarte one has SPF too & is $100 less! I’ll just stick to that. The glossier eyeshadows sounded so cool! What a shame the formula wasn’t perfected. 🙁
Always love these posts from you, Erica! ♡
Yea, that is bonkers-ville to me! I agree, those Glossier eyeshadows sounded so amazing when they first launched, but I just heard too many negative things, so rather not spend my money.