I have been majorly slacking lately over here! With my increasing work load, it’s sometimes hard to find the time, let alone the motivation, to create new content for my blog. I will do my best moving forward to create at least one blog post a week.
**Disclaimer: This is more of a rant and after proofreading a million times, I’m not too sure if my point ever got made. . . But oh well!
Now that that’s out of the way. . . I wanted to talk about “limited edition” products and new releases in the makeup world.
It’s so hard these days to keep up with all the new products coming out. I feel like every other week there’s a new highlighter palette or a new eyeshadow palette or a new liquid lipstick that we all just need to get our little hands on.
One company/product that comes to my mind is Kylie Jenner cosmetics. I’ll say it, her liquid lipsticks and glosses are pretty great! But why do we feel the need to panic when she comes out with a new shade or collection?! With the launch of her recent holiday collection, it really got me thinking, “Do I really need these products” and “Why am I freaking out over this launch?” If the product is that great and the demand is there then it’ll come back in another restock or it’ll stick around permanently. (i.e.: her original batch of liquid lipsticks that launched last Christmas) Which is why I now no longer feel the need to rush/panic when a product is restocked.
Another product, that I just realized has some major controversy over, is the Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette.
Back in May (I think that’s when it came out?) when this palette first hit the scene, I wanted it SO bad! But alas, my bank account wouldn’t allow me and I figured that if the universe really wanted me to have it then it wouldn’t be a problem. Plus, to be honest, I figured that something from the Prosecco Pop line would become permanent just like Champagne Pop.
I was so excited when Jaclyn Hill announced that the “limited edition” palette would be restocked, I was ready! I had alarms set and money saved up!
*I now use the phrase “limited edition” very loosely nowadays. If the product was “limited edition” why did they re-release it just in time for the holidays? Clearly this was a planned re-release. Just saying. . . . “
But after I had purchase this product, I had a come to Jesus moment. I realized that I personally NEVER buy a new product. If anything, I typically wait 4-6 months when the demand has slowed down. Maybe that’s because of my anxiety and I just don’t want to spend my day constantly clicking the refresh button until my fingers bleed on the day of a product re-stock. Or, maybe that’s because I’m smart and if the demand is there for a product the company will continue to make it until the demand dies down.
How do you all feel about this? Do you feel the pressure to keep up with the (makeup) Jones’?