It’s a really great feeling when you find a super cheap makeup products that actually works. Let’s face it, we all have preconceived notion that if we pay more for something that automatically means it’ll be great. So, not the case. There are plenty of products but in the makeup world and outside of it such as clothes, electronics, accessories, etc…that are pretty expensive but absolutely nothing like we expect them to be once we get them home!
This is very much the case in the makeup world particularly. I think there are plenty of products that are worth the splurge but I also think there are plenty of items that are grossly overpriced with major performance issues.
So, when I do discover something super cheap makeup product or another that actually works I’m always pretty darn happy about that. Because, hey, no one actually expects to pay $3 for some makeup item and have it work.
Jordana Powder Blush ($2.99) is a pretty darn good example of less is better but I had to take a trip through a scary K-mart to enjoy the fruits of my labor.
I ventured into K-Mart several days ago for the first time in like 100 years. I honestly haven’t been in a K-Mart since I was like eight or something. I felt sure that the place would crumble down around me for being being absent for so long. Sadly, it didn’t welcome me with open arms but merely a big old hot mess with clothes littering the floor, a maze of carts to get around, crying, screaming children, the scent of pizza in the air, and a makeup aisle that had a ton of opened swatched cosmetics and empty displays.
This was surely how Dante felt as he passed through the gates of hell and read the inscription “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate” (Abandon all hope, ye who enter here).
I went in because I was really hopeful I’d come across the Jordana Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadows display and grab up some of the shades that have been sold out. Such a bad, bad idea because the Jordana display was wrecked like you would not believe and there was definitely no eyeshadows to be had. The good news? A lone shade of Jordana Powder Blush in Touch of Pink was available. I turned to my friend Mattie at this point and said, “Must be faith!”
You see I love and own the Color Tint Blushes but I don’t own any of the powder blushes!
I’m glad I picked that one, lonely shade up because it’s a keeper! The blush has a soft, silky consistency that blends easily onto cheeks. In the pan, it appears quite sheer but swatched and applied the color applies quite pigmented. Touch of Pink is pretty pinky apricot that gives a nice glow to my cheeks. It wears for a solid eight hours on my cheeks and hello, I only paid $3 bucks for it. Score!
The question that begs answering though is would I venture into K-Mart again to grab up another Jordana Powder Blush?
If you can guarantee they’d have more shades I’d take the chance 😉
A great beauty budget pick up.
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