I picked up the Cargo Star Wars The Last Jedi Leia Organa Compact Mirror ($28) when it launched on the Kohl’s website last week. As you know Cargo recently teamed up with Disney and Star Wars to release a makeup and accessory collection featuring some of the most powerful women in that galaxy far, far away. The Cargo Star Wars Compact Mirror is available in four designs which features characters from the light and dark side. It was very, very, very, very, did I say very? Very, very difficult for me to decide on just one mirror. I am a massive Star Wars geek which meant I really wanted all four designs but somehow I was able to conjure up some logic and remind myself I never even use the Disney Princess Compact Mirrors I hauled from Sephora. As big a collector that I am I decided I’d settle on one.
The toss up between choosing Leia or Captain Phasma was huge. Captain Phasma barely had air time in The Force Awakens but she’s still a unique and wonderful character that sticks with me as a fan of the Star Wars films and also as a woman. I mean she’s a kick ass commander of the First Order what’s not to love?
But Leia won out and now I’m the proud owner of a compact mirror with her image immortalized on the cover for all time.
At $28 the award for best mirror goes to Sephora. What, wait, huh? Sephora created a range of Disney mirrors over the course of the last few years that ranged in price from $20 to $32. The original line of mirrors they did were by far the best. They were heavy, detailed, and truly beautiful pieces. In 2015, they recaptured some of that magic but the price was considerably higher at $32 but still the quality remained fairly good at this price point for a very well made mirror that was truly covetable.
Unfortunately, at $28 Cargo didn’t quite capture the same magic. The mirror is probably worth $18, maybe $20 but not $28. The most beautiful thing about the mirror is the portrait of Leia. The portrait-like image is very impressive.
The mirror itself is far less impressive. It’s lightweight which is one reason I feel like the price point isn’t quite right. It does have two sides one of which is about 2X magnified and the other a normal view. I was kind of disappointed that the back label has a small sticker with Lucas Arts and the copyright on it. Really? For $28 they couldn’t print/engrave that on the back? I didn’t remove the sticker because I had a feeling it would leave behind a sticky residue. Small factors like this made me feel like the item wasn’t truly a collector’s item.
None the less as a girl living in a male dominated Star Wars world I feel ever so inclined to get excited when someone does throw us geeky girl a treat like this which means I don’t regret the purchase. However, I wish it didn’t feel like a quickie thrown together item. A little more attention to detail for the price would go a long way at making this geek girl with a collector’s heart and soul very happy indeed.
Cargo Star Wars Leia Organa Compact Mirror is available now at kohls.com for a limited time.
Did you haul one?