The Spring Beauty Guide

New Products: Hot or Not?

By Yasmin Saechao

The makeup world is always going crazy when brand new products are soon to be released. It’s like the whole community becomes chaotic. And while I understand the need to buy every single product from each one of these brands — lots of us might not be able to afford certain items and the luxury of splurging all the time, especially on such high-end products. So it’s also important for your bank account to take a break.

If anyone was planning on making a purchase from one of these brands, buying one of these products, or even if you didn’t know about any of these new upcoming launches — I’m here to provide some insight. Because let’s be real, while it’s nice to buy all of these products just for the sake of owning it or maybe because we get so caught up in the hype, feeling pressured to buy these new items — we don’t necessarily need all this makeup, especially when new things are always coming out — it’s likely that the makeup is going to end up in the back of a drawer somewhere, wasted.

I’m going to break down each one of these products listed and provide you all the information you need to decide which products are really worth buying. But keep in mind, I’m just breaking down the information and discussing the products.

I might not have the same opinion as someone else and that’s fine. I might like something or I might not like it at all but that does not mean you have to abide by my opinions.

These are just my personal recommendations based off of what I know about the companies and products I own, have tried, love or dislike from them.

The first thing I’m going to discuss is the Amrezy x Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter, a metallic gold that was created in honor of beauty influencer Amra Olevez and ABH collaborating. It’s $28 and was released on the Anastasia website on Valentine’s Day, and retailers like Ulta Beauty or Sephora on March 6.CYMK anastasia highlighter on floral

It’s a beautiful shade and I’m actually planning on picking it up for myself. I love gold so when I saw the shade, I knew I wanted it. I love Anastasia’s other products especially their highlighters. They give you a glow without being too shimmery and having chunks of glitter in it. I definitely recommend this for medium, tan and deeper skin tones.

The second product is the Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat eyeshadow palette consisting of 6 neutral shadows, ranging from a matte white to orange and browns. Released Feb. 22, it is retailing for $29. But for the price, I definitely don’t think it’s worth it at all. For me, this is a pass. The shades aren’t new or anything unique especially since I’m pretty sure every girl or boy already owns similar shades in palettes that they already own.


But if you are really looking for a warm toned palette with reds and browns, for an additional $25, the Naked Heat palette would be great since the Petite Heat is practically the mini version of it.

The third thing is from Jeffree Star Cosmetics — the brand will be launching their entire Love Sick collection that will launch February 10th. But for the purpose of this article, I’ll be focusing on the Blood Sugar palette which retails for $52 and consists of 18 eyeshadows ranging from baby pinks to reds and a handful of purples. At first sight, the palette is really pretty especially because there are 18 shadows but the shade range is pretty similar. And, just like the Petite Heat, the shades can easily be found in other palettes for less or already in your makeup collection.


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