Wednesday, 11 July 2018

THE Most Versatile Eyeshadow Palette...?

For my 17th birthday, which was already 4 months ago (wow...), I was fortunate enough to receive this W7 Delicious Eyeshadow Palette from one of my close girlfriends. W7 is one of those affordable, high-street brands that I have always heard about through the likes of social media, but I've never actually tried out any of their products for myself, so I was quite intrigued to say the least when I received this gift.

Based on first impressions, I actually quite like the simplicity of the packaging. The logo is recognisable and classically designed and the name of the palette takes up most of the space in a clear font, which I think is more likely to draw a customers attention to it. Underneath, it says 'Natural & Berry - Eye Colour Palette' in reflective gold lettering, which I think is the perfect addition! It shows you that there is a combination of neutral and warmer shades and it also makes it obvious that it's an eyeshadow palette, as some people may think that is contains face products or an eyebrow kit, for example. It's also a nice side, because it comprises 14 different shades in it, as well as a double-ended fluffy brush, which is ideal.
Before I get into the actual review, the online thing that I would consider to be a negative is the fact that none of the shades actually have names, which is quite a shame, as to my knowledge, all of the other W7 palettes do. I'm not sure what the reasoning behind this is, or if there is even a reason, but maybe it's because some of the other palettes have 6 shades on each row rather than 7. I'm not too sure, but I'm not a fan of that! I love referring to shades by their name and I think it's always interesting to see how unique they are, but as well as this, if I were to do a tutorial, how would anyone actually know which nude or which plum I was referring to?! I just find it a little inconvenient, but I'm going to continue with the review nonetheless...

This modern, versatile palette consists of 14 different shades, ranging from shimmery light golds that are perfect for brightening up the inner corner to a dark matte cerise, which I'd personally put underneath my lower lash line to give it that depth that my eyes need. Some of the shadows are shimmery and some of them are matte and that's what I look for in a palette, as I like to have variety and options to choose from depending on what sort of vibe I want to go for on a particular day. I usually tend to stick with subtle, nude lips and so I can then take the opportunity to make my eyes stand out, especially as they are more earthy toned than sea toned.

I have only used this palette a handful of times so far, as I actually have been steering away from makeup for the past few months. I haven't had the energy or the motivation to practise with it, but once I have broken up for the Summer, I will definitely be playing around and experimenting with different products that I have recently been neglecting. For £9.95, I do think that it's incredibly versatile, hence the name of the post. I would say that it's evident that there are more browny nudes and creamy, light shades than the more autumnal plums, but I think that's good, because they are still included as an option, even though not everybody is into wearing them for their everyday look. They aren't the most pigmented of shades, yet you can build them up and blend them with other shades from other palettes, which is something that I would do myself. Most of the time, the double-ended applicator that comes with these high-street palettes is quite naff to say the least and I usually end up chucking them out, giving them to my mum or just never using them, but this one is an exception. It's really soft and fluffy and I use it with my other eyeshadows, as well as with this palette, which it came with, so that's certainly a bonus, as it feels like you're getting value for money.

There isn't even a colour here that I wouldn't wear, because they are all the sort that you can mix and match and whatever look you want to go for, you are guaranteed to find at least one or two shades that you can work with and combine to give you that desired effect. If it's something that people would be interested in seeing, I can definitely do so more posts in the future where I feature this palette, but don't expect any makeup miracles, because I'm by no means a professional haha!

I think that pretty much wraps up today's post! I'd be interested to hear if any of you have tried this palette before and what you think of it or if you're a fan of W7 as a brand, because I'd be interested to try out some of their other products if they are particularly revolutionary like I think this palette could be considered to be!

Do you rate W7 as a brand? What sort of shades do you gravitate towards in an eyeshadow palette?

Lots of love always,


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