I prefer to shop at stores or retailers with good return policies when it comes to makeup. I think the cost of makeup relative to the actual retail price should be sufficient to allow a certain percentage of returns.
If it’s a so-so product or worse, then no, definitely not.
I was curious after the debate on MAC’s Wonder Woman packaging about ultimately drives (or halts) your purchases. For me, I don’t care if it’s ugly or not, as long as I like what’s inside. I do care about how sturdy packaging is, though – so something that breaks easily may stop a purchase.
Slather on my night cream!
I’m more preventative myself–if I know I need my makeup to last all day, then I’ll make sure to build my makeup in layers. Pressed sheer/translucent powder is good for minimizing oiliness, though!