I hope you had a happy birthday, LP! You got some pretty things, and I know what you mean about makeup being a commodity for you.
2019 Cruelty-Free Birthday Haul October 24, 2019
What can I say? I love new beauty. Many of my birthday gifts this year were beauty related buys from my friends and family. Please keep reading for a recap 2019 Cruelty-Free Birthday Haul.
The gifts I received in Cruelty-Free Beauty haul represents my beauty tastes. I was given a mix of prestige, indie, and affordable products. Of course, a few eyeshadow palettes were thrown in, too.
Anastasia Beverly Hills x Jackie Aina Palette | $45.00, CF (now discontinued)
The Anastasia Beverly Hills x Jackie Aina Palette caught my attention when I saw Jackie’s announcement on YouTube. This is a half colorful, half neutral eyeshadow palette. I was thrilled to receive the Jackie Aina Palette for my birthday because I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills formula. See where this palette ranks in my Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette ranking.
Huda Beauty New Nudes Palette | $65.00, CF
My boyfriend’s family gifted me the Huda Beauty New Nudes Palette in early November. When this palette first released I was skeptical. However, over the last year I’ve fallen in love with the color story. Given how this palette has stayed in my mind, I was very excited to receive this as a gift.
Lime Crime Venus III Palette | $38.00, CF
The Lime Crime Venus III Palette is a palette I lusted for since it was released. However, I was unsure how I felt about the brand. Lime Crime has a controversial past. However, I believe they are working to be better. Check out this interview JKISSA conducted with the CEO of Lime Crime.
I love purple tones like this. I am excited to test the Lime Crime formula for the first time. Please let me know if you’ve tried this palette or any shadows from the brand.
Milk Makeup x Sephora Collection Studio Brush Set | $58.00, CF (now discontinued)
My jaw dropped when I first saw the images of the Milk Makeup x Sephora Collection Studio Brush Set. These look sleek and futuristic. I am always in need of new brushes given how frequently I wear cosmetics.
[July 2020 Edit: Needed to add that these are some of my favorite complexion brushes in my collection.]
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer | $16.99, CF
The Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer is my bronzer baby. I love this bronzer. In fact, the Butter Bronzer is the only bronzer that I’ve completely panned. Therefore, I was thrilled to have this bronzer back in my collection – see where it landed in my ultimate bronzer ranking.
Pixi Beauty Glowy Gossamer Highlighter Duo – Delicate Dew | $18.00, CF
Countless beauty gurus and bloggers rave about the Pixi Beauty Glowy Highlighter Duos. Unfortunately, Pixi is still a bit harder to get in the United States. Therefore, I was stoked to receive this pink-toned highlighter duo for my birthday this year. Find out where this duo landed in my glowing highlighter ranking.
Thoughts on my 2019 Cruelty-Free Beauty Haul
First, I am so thankful to my friends and family for buying me these thoughtful gifts. As I mentioned above, I’ve been lusting after many of these products for some time. That being said, I don’t always love receiving beauty products as gifts unless I specifically ask for something.
Does makeup bring me joy? For sure. But as someone with a large collection, makeup sometimes feels like a commodity. Therefore, I do not always want to receive makeup or skincare as gifts unless I specifically ask for something.
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Are you a fan of beauty hauls? Please check out my Indie Beauty and Seed Beauty (ColourPop, KKW, and Kylie Cosmetics) Fourth of July Hauls or my Sephora VIB Sale Haul.
Is there anything on this list that you’ve tried before? Please let me know in the comments below.
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