I've seen and heard budget makeup brand W7 being talked about online so many times, but until this mini haul, I hadn't tried anything myself. I'm definitely going to be getting some more!
First up I picked up one of their palettes as I feel that this is what they are most known for. I got the W7 Colour Me Buff Natural Nudes Eye Colour Palette (£9.95 from W7). If you look at their eyeshadow palette line-up on their website, you can't help but notice the similarity to Urban Decay's. They aren't as long-lasting or creamy in formula as Urban Decay's shadows, but they are very close in terms of pigmentation. I really like this palette and I think that the formula is really good for the price.
There are 12 shades - a mixture of mattes and shimmers - that are all brown-toned nudes and taupes. There's a black matte, which is great for a smokey eye, but I feel this palette is really missing a matte brown if you don't want as harsh a crease colour. My favourite shades are definitely the shimmery bronze ones as these are perfect for summer.
I also picked up a mascara - their W7 Absolute Lashes Mascara (£6.95 from W7). I completely love this and just can't fault it. It isn't waterproof so it doesn't weigh down your lashes and gives you a great curl. Its spikey brush seperates all your lashes and fans them out, defines them and avoids clumping and you get good added length too. I love how this makes my lashes look and I literally haven't used anything else for a week now.
The W7 Pump & Blush in Sin (£4.95 from W7) is a cream blusher that's dispensed via a pump. The formula of this is lovely - it's creamy and blends really easily. I like that you get a lot of time to work with it and move it about, unlike some other liquid blushers that stain your cheeks immediately on contact. This shade isn't that noticeable on my skin, despite it being as pale as you can get; so I definitely want to pick up one of the darker ones as I found it difficult to work out how long lasting this was.
Finally, I wanted to try one of their matte liquid lipsticks. I got the W7 Mega Matte Lips in Sinful (£4.95 from W7). This is amazing and is the most comfortable matte liquid lipstick to wear that I have ever tried. You really don't feel this on your lips and it isn't drying at all. You do pay for this in terms of staying power, but I'm completely fine with this. As long as you don't eat, this stuff will stay put; but if you do eat, it will vanish from your lips. I actually liked that it comes off completely and doesn't flake or go patchy as it makes it so easy and quick to re-apply.
I am so impressed with W7 and I can't wait to try some more. Do you have any recommendations?
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