Even I can’t resist the occasional whip around Primark. They do have some great bargains – I love their oil cloth cosmetic bags which are strong, waterproof and spacious for only £4.
The best time to visit Primark is first thing or last thing. If you go about 15 mins before closing time, just watch the usually s-l-o-o-w-w-w staff suddenly become madly efficient. You also avoid the crowds of slack jawed people, usually entire families in tow, skin greying from the lack of vitamins, filling their baskets with clothes three sizes too small. And all the time I am thinking – Don’t you people have to work?!
(My excuse? Lunch break!).
Still I recently cleared out my wardrobe for charity and a huge proportion of it was throwaway worn-once-or-not-at-all Primark stuff, so I am being very controlled when it comes to buying odd bits and bobs that will end up in a landfill somewhere.
But as usual I am digressing. Primark have a cosmetic range now and a huge one it is – lip sticks, eyeshadows, glosses, tools. Out of interest I picked up a bright £1 eyeshadow:
The colours look very bold and colourful in the picture – a hot orange and yellow. The split pan is very similar to something else – but I can’t think of it at the moment:
I KNOW it’s only £1 and it performs ok for a £1 eyeshadow but I wouldn’t buy it again. They are fairly chalky and a bit – what’s the word? bitty? a bit crumbly? Like I said, they certainly aren’t rubbish for £1 but I wouldn’t bother getting anymore unless it was for say…a kids party? I have to many excellent eyeshadows already and this would never really get a look in: