Oh hyped makeup palettes!!! One of my biggest weaknesses up there with restaurant bread. BIG. Hyped palettes are palettes that are highly talked about in the beauty world. They’re popular on social media, they have a set release date and time, they’re LIMITED EDITION and everyone oohs and ahhs over them. At the moment the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette fills all of those boxes and actually comes out today! Label something with limited edition and I swear I will be all over it in a hot second. God forbid I miss out and have FOMO! I will stay up all night for the release time and buy it right there! I missed out on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Mario palette and I still get sad about that because the colors were so perfect for what I love.
Hyped palettes are often better then they look! At least for myself I fall for the hype without even really thinking about whether I 1) really need it, 2) have something like it already or the biggest one 3) will want something better later! The worst is when you buy it and you’re sad cause something better comes out a week later and you wished you saved your money for that! I’m trying to get better at this because I’ve gotten some new makeup lately that I haven’t really loved because I bought it just because it was hyped and I didn’t want to miss out. There is also something about just holding a makeup palette that makes me giddy.
Here’s 4 palettes I’ve gotten in the last 5 months. Almost all of them hyped palettes.
Too Faced Natural Love. I was a little late to the party with this one. It’s almost brand new because I’ve used it like 4 times. I wear eyeshadow when I go out and I go out when I’m at school so I haven’t found much use for it this summer. The shadows are pretty and pigmented. The colors are my jam because I really only wear golds and bronze colors on my eyes. The fallout isn’t terrible and I love the variety because I can create a number of different looks with this palette! Overall, I think this purchase was worth it!
NARS Bord de Plage. This is the BEST thing I’ve bought in a long time. I haven’t been this excited about makeup in a while and I have used it nonstop since I got it. You can tell it’s been used a little bit by the picture and I honestly can see myself hitting pan in the near future. Nars quality is just so good! This palette is beautiful and I love having one palette for bronzer and highlighter. The highlighter makes you glow but not in a fake way! I was so into intense, in your face highlighter and I’m starting to tone that down and this highlighter is a great everyday glow for me! I use the two middle shades the most and I love the top left shade for inner, corner, eyelid highlight. This wasn’t the most hyped palette but I saw it many a times on instagram.
ABH x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit. Ahh. I saw this on the Sephora app and I knew I had to own it. It was $45 which is really good considering you get 6 shades. I got this early access on the Sephora app so I had no reviews on it before I got it. Honestly, I haven’t used this since I got it in March. I like the formula: it’s very buttery. The highlighters are VERY intense.. again sort of leaning away from that. And it has chunky glitter pieces in it that stick out on your face. This leaves a nice glow but I think it’s better suited for night time. I just have other highlighters that I like better and reach for before this. It’s a photogenic palette but I haven’t used it in 3 months. I fell for the hype and if I could exchange this palette for something else I would. Hopefully I can find a way to incorporate it into my makeup routine!
Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glowkit. I LOVE Chrissy Teigen and Becca highlighters so before I even saw what this looked like I knew I was going to get it. I stayed up till 4 am during FINALS to try and get this palette on the Sephora app! Come to find out this palette didn’t even sell out! (Why am I like this?!?!!) The shades aren’t really highlighters to me. They also don’t pop like my Champagne pop or Opal does! The bronzer really needs to be built up to show and the blush shade is so bright and so not my jam I haven’t even attempted to use this. (I do think this palette works better with medium/olive skin tones.) I definitely fell for the hype with this palette. Recently, I discovered that Chrissy mixes the highlighter and bronzer and applies it to her cheeks as a blush and I started to do that and I have done it everyday since I discovered that! I love it like that and I am very happy that I found a way to use this palette because before that I wasn’t.
I almost succumbed to the hype of the UD Heat palette and the ABH Subculture palette but I stayed strong! As someone who only wears neutrals I probably don’t palettes with reds, yellows and blues in them! Haaa. Its hard because you see all this new makeup thats so pretty and shiny and you get distracted by wanting it all! (Maybe a me thing?) I need to do a better job of evaluating what I buy before so that I make sure I’ll love it and use it. I like waiting for new items to release so I can get reviews, tutorials and input on them and then buying them the on the 2nd round of releases if I really want it! Right now I’m really wanting a Huda Beauty Highlighting palette and the reviews I see makes me want it more! I also need more highlighter like I need a hole in my head. 😆