A few months ago I was in the market for a single black eyeshadow seeing as the one I use regularly is included in my Sleek palette and isn’t really travel-practical. A single MAC shadow is $30.00+ and I’m a budget-buyer so when I saw this for around $6.00 at a local drugstore (no testers unfortunately) I decided it was affordable enough to be worth a shot. If I could go back in time and put it back on the shelf! As you can probably tell by the swatch above, I’m not at all impressed by this product. I wasn’t expecting anything amazing for $6.00 but I don’t think it’s a lot to ask of a company that I be able to scrape some kind of pigment out! In the swatch above, that’s multiple applications and as much powder as I could get onto my fingertip! It’s almost as if they over-pressed the little pan so hard that nothing can come out and what powder does come off is so sheer as to be almost laughable. When I use black eyeshadow it’s usually to build some intensity and drama into my makeup. This applies like a little dirt smudge that won’t apply evenly, won’t blend and certainly won’t be very opaque. I’ve even scraped little bits off just in case the top layer is sealed and the rest is usable but this was an absolute waste of a purchase and I’m glad it was only $6.00. Even so, that’s $6.00 I could have spent on something worthwhile! I’d give this a 1 out of 10 and would definitely not recommend. Have you tried any of the Maybelline Eyestudio Eyeshadow singles? Did you have the same problem as me? let me know in the comments below or on twitter @MaklinaMakeup!