I absolutely love shopping at Target, and I never leave without perusing the makeup aisles. I also love trying out new products, and whenever I want to “treat” myself, I get a new lipstick or eyeshadow. (But where oh where have all those lipsticks gone?! Somewhere in the black hole of my purse I’m sure. That’s why I keep needing “treats”!!)
A few months ago I was checking out the Set cosmetic line by Napoleon Perdis. I’m not familiar with this line at all, and I’ve never picked anything up as an impulse buy because it’s on the pricier side for drugstore cosmetics. However, it does offer testers, so I was checking out their foundation because I was in the market for a new one.
I always check where cosmetics are made and avoid anything made in China (for several reasons). To my surprise, both the Memory Foundation (which is really a tinted moisturizer) and the Parasella Powder Foundation are made in Italy! I almost bought it then and there, but I held off because I was unsure about paying Sephora prices for a brand I know nothing about.
Last week while shopping at Target I happened to notice that all of the Set products were on clearance because Target has stopped carrying this brand (at least my local one has). The products were pretty wiped out, but I found both the Memory Foundation (marked down from $28 to $8.40) and the Pasarella Powder Foundation (marked down from $30 to $9) in my shade. These reduced prices are still around the same as Revlon for comparable products, but I was so excited to get my hands on that made in Italy makeup without spending $50.
I wanted to try these products out without reading reviews first to form an unbiased opinion, but when I googled Set cosmetics to find out more about the company, I couldn’t help but peak at a few reviews. On Paula’s Choice, most of the Set products are rated poor or average, except the Memory Foundation and Pasarella Powder Foundation, which are both rated good. I might add that I checked all of the other products, and most of them were made in Taiwan or China, which brings me back to my point about not buying things made in China!