W7 Skin Fresh Foundation, £6.95
concealer palette. It gives flawless coverage while still feeling weightless on your skin. The formula is one of the best that I have ever tried from a drugstore brand - it's scent free and gives a beautiful dewy finish. It has fantastic staying power too - it lasted 6 hours on my skin without going shiny! This is probably my favourite item I was sent, I absolutely love everything about this foundation! I love that it covers everything yet still stays true to the name by keeping your skin looking fresh and natural. I will be posting my new go-to make-up routine sometime next week so you can see the foundation in action.
W7 Skin Fresh Concealer, £4.95
Packaging-wise, I tend to prefer concealers with a wand applicator as it doesn't waste as much product, but this squeezy tube is really great for reducing waste as it only squirts out a teeny amount at a time! I really can't fault this concealer - it ticks every box in terms of quality, coverage and price.
W7 Bronzing Make-Up Base, £4.95
This gel formula is designed to give you a bronzed complexion that will mix with your foundation to bronze your face up, or it can be worn alone. I think products like these are fantastic for girls who like to fake tan as it eliminates the messiness of buying several different foundations for when you're darker or lighter. I use the Bronzing Make-Up Base as a cream contour and I love it! It gives such a natural sculpt to the face and really enhances your cheekbones.
One thing I also really like about W7 as a brand, their products are scent-free so they cater for girls with more sensitive skin too.
|Divine Cream Blush and Bronzing Make-Up Base|
As a rule I don't tend to gravitate towards cream blushes - I just find them messy and sometimes too sticky to work with. However I knew the moment I swatched this blush that we would be friends. It's not sticky or tacky, it's blendable with the perfect amount of pigmentation. I love the doll pink colour, as it gives a beautiful natural flush of colour to your cheeks. This Creme De La Creme blush is in the shade Divine, and you can see it swatched above. What I like about this product is that it doesn't stain your cheeks. Sometimes with cream blushes I find that once you dot it in one area of the face, it stains there and leaves you with crazy looking patches for blush. Not a good look!
The lasting power of this is great for a cream blush, it doesn't go oily or patchy after a while, it lasts all day. It has become my new go-to blush for natural looks!
W7 Soufflé Whip Up Your Lashes Mascara, £4.95
The Soufflé mascara has a larger wand than normal, which aims to volumize and curl your lashes. I know a lot of people have a love/hate relationship with large mascara wands like this, but I personally think they're great! My only drawback with them is that they make coating your lower lashes that little bit more difficult, but I didn't have that issue with this mascara! Despite having a big wand, it's really easy to coat your bottom lashes.
This mascara gives the perfect amount of length and volume and gives the false lash effect that I love. I love the formula of it too - it's not waterproof but it doesn't smudge or transfer throughout the day. Massive thumbs up from me!
W7 Yummy Eyes Eyeshadow & Perfect Eyes Single Eyeshadow, £3.95
The swatch below doesn't even do it justice - I'll definitely be posting a Make-Up Of The Day featuring this eyeshadow!
The second eyeshadow I received is a baked one from their Yummy Eyes collection - this is a beautiful pinky champagne colour, called Cafe Latte. It isn't as pigmented as Platinum, but as I said, it's difficult to get a balance with colours like this. It's much nicer used wet - it gives that metallic finish that is very popular for this Autumn/Winter. I love to use this shade in the inner corners of my eyes, or I also think it looks stunning if you do a warm, matte eye look then just place it on the centre of the lid. Again, I will feature this in a post on its own as I have to do a close-up eye look to do the colour justice!
Overall, I am very impressed by these shadows, particularly as they are so inexpensive. I also think the colour range is fantastic - usually drugstore eyeshadow collections can lack in good colour selection. (Yes, this is me enabling you to go buy one...or twelve)
W7 Super Duo Eyeliner, £4.95
W7 Just Brows Waterproof Pen, £4.95
My natural eyebrows are fairly full, just slightly sparce at the front, so I normally find a brow powder makes them look the most natural. When I tried this out for the first time - I fell in love! I absolutely love how natural it looks for a pen, and it really helps shape your eyebrows in a defined yet natural way.
Even better, it it one of those pens that is catered for all needs as you can use it a little more heavy handed and get a much more dramatic, bold brow if you want. It's also waterproof, which cuts out the worry of losing your brows throughout the day!
My Verdict: W7 Make-Up is hands-down the best budget brand I have tried. I can't fault them on absolutely anything. All of these products have become staples in my make-up routine and are genuinely of great quality.
If you're Irish, you can find w7 make-up here: https://www.carapharmacy.com/cat/w7_new
Their official website is: http://www.w7cosmetics.co.uk/ and you can find a list of stockists there.
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What do you think of w7 Make-Up? Let me know your favourite products!
Zara :-) x