Spending Ban Day #20

Good evening, fat fashion fans. I’ve had a bit of a boring day fashion wise- I had to do a First Response course, learning about how to save people. Needless to say, if you ever start to choke or need your head bandaging, I’m now your girl!

I went and had a look around Primarni today. After the course, my mum came and picked me up and we stopped off in Wycombe on our way home as it was genuinely on the way. She wanted/needed to buy a few things and I wanted to have a look around. I actually really like a lot of the stuff in Primark at the moment, which is annoying as I cannot buy anything! However, I’m not so enamoured with their PJ selection, at least not the one in my local Primark. It leaves a lot to be desired! Also, utter tragedy! I could not see a single embossed-skull print bag in the place, which was something I really wanted for my birthday! Mortified is not the word!

Even still, I did stumble across one little beauty today, which was definitely not something I expected.

Now, we probably all by now know that Primark do a basic range of cosmetics and cosmetic accessories. Mascara, cheap and cheerful eyeliner pencils, half-decent nail polishes and sets, that sort of thing. I’ve also been aware of their cheap make up sets. I did not, however, realise that some of the stuff is actually passable. Of course, I’m already privy to the surprising delights of the Primark eyeliner pencil. I was not aware of their actually-pretty-good eyeshadow palettes.

I think these used to have official names, but in the cosmetics bit of my local store, they had three on offer. One glitter cream palette, and two eyeshadows- one black, the other white. For £2.50, I would actually recommend you pick one up! They offer surprisingly good pigmentation! I swatched a couple of shades from each one to show you what I mean!

Do you see what I mean? Both shadow palettes are a mixture of mattes and shimmers, and of course the mattes aren’t very good at all. But the palette is £2.50 and comes from Primark- we’d excpect this to be the case, so that’s not too much of a disappointment. But I hope you can see that the shimmers offer a really respectable level of pigmentation! Just look at both that purpley colour and the black! I have other, more ‘expensive’ shadows that struggle to deliver a true-black sort of colour like that. The glitter creams are interesting, to say the least- they seem to be ordinary cosmetic glitter suspended in a clear cream formula, and whilst they feel very weird they dry well and seem to offer quite a nice layer of glitter. I also love the colours the palette offers!

So yes. I might have to pick myself up one after the spending ban is done, to keep in the bottom of my bag and just add to my palette collection.

Colour me surprised, Primark. Your shadows are semi-decent!

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About Hannah

I'm Hannah. Late twenties, qualified teacher. Undercover Goth, (mostly) vegan, Hufflepuff and Hordie. I like bats, skulls, glitter, tombstones, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, ghouls and zombies, Disney, musicals, Harry Potter and Star Wars.
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