19 Cents: A Bargain?
I was at Shopko recently, buying more soda mix flavors for my SodaStream home soda machine, when I came across their holiday makeup kits on super clearance.
Among the cheap lip balms and toe separators, I found an eye shadow quad by The Color Workshop. Though it retails for $1.99, they had it on sale for 19 cents.
At first, I didn’t want to get it. I’m not going to lie: it looked cheap. But then I couldn’t get my mind off those 19 cents. That’s barely anything. So I bought it.
But was it worth it?
This quad comes in a plastic case with 4 shades (white, pink, grey, black) and two applicators.
Right away, I could tell that the packaging was made with inexpensive materials. It feels like it could break if I just looked at it wrong.
While packaging is important, the real test is the eye shadow quality.
The white and pink seemed to be of the lowest quality. They weren’t super pigmented and they didn’t blend well.
The grey and black were a little better in terms of application and color payoff.
So? Was it worth 19 cents?
But at 19 cents, it could be worth it, under certain conditions. Get something like this if you…
- Don’t have a lot of makeup to choose from.
- Don’t have much money to spare.
- Don’t own pink eye shadow and are curious if it looks good on you.
- Need these colors in a portable quad.
- Don’t mind cheap makeup.
For me? I might use the black again, but probably not the other colors. I have these in much better quality from other brands.