I think there’s nothing better than the makeup equivalent of picking up a diamond for the price of a cubic zirconia, there are some amazing bargain products in the beauty-sphere that cost less than your Boots Meal Deal and are just as good as their more expensive rivals. I posted about the W7 Photoshoot foundation a couple of months back after being recommended it by my foundation buddy Terri Lowe and was keen to try out more of the W7 range.
I’ve been switching these three products into my everyday makeup routine over the last couple of weeks and am really enjoying using the products, as well as being super impressed by the price and quality.
Lashtastic False Liquid Lash mascara – this mascara reminds me a little of my Volume Million Lashes mascara from L’Oreal, it boasts quite a chunky wands with tiny plastic bristles. Because the bristles are so tiny it means that it really does coat each individual lash and prevents the dreaded “hi I have a spider nesting in my eyelashes” look. The formula doesn’t dry too quickly so its easy to “play with” to build up to as dramatic as you want to go. I found it didn’t really lengthen my lashes in the volume front this gets a thumbs up.
The Cheek Of It blusher – a really bright pink and highly pigmented blush. This looks pretty scary in the pan, but applied with a light hand (may I repeat A LIGHT HAND. The first time I used this I assumed it would be one of those blushes where you’d have to build the colour… this assumption left me looking like a clown) The Cheek of It gives a beautiful ‘doll face’ flush of colour and gives skin a subtle glowy sheen without a ton of over the top glitter. Love this.
Fantastic Matte Foundation (Nude) – I’m a bit of a foundation “once I love it, I’m sticking with it” kind of gal. Due to the fact that my skin is far too pale and oily to slap just anything on to it and it looks fine. This is a great alterantive to my more expensive foundations (when I say “expensive” I mean my Revlon Colorstay and Nearly Naked – don’t get it twisted) This foundation is only a slight but too dark for me, but is wearable if I blend, blend, blend. It gives good coverage and despite it being “matte” it does still give my skin quite a healthy my skin but better look to it. Unfortunately the lasting power isn’t as good as my Colorstay and it wouldn’t make it through a day at the office, but I’ve been using this on my down days and its a great (and cheaper!) alternative.
I’ve also been roadtesting a couple of other W7 products that I’ll be including in another round up shortly including their brightening primer (which I am in love with, FYI)
Have you tried any W7 Makeup?