Ah, man, don’t ya love it when you find absolute treasures on a budget?! I certainly do! When I picked up this little batch of W7 make up from the Clothes Show on Saturday, I really didn’t have high hopes. I think it was a nail varnish I bought years ago that made me avoid W7 for a while, it was very sheer if I remember rightly, and you know when you just judge stuff off one experience? Well, I did that. And boy am I regretting that now?! I actually got 5 items from the W7 stand for £10…. Meaning these beauties only cost £2 each!! The other two things I chose were a primer and a nail varnish, which are both good, but not blog worthy quite yet. Not like these! With 3 products, totalling £6 I’m impressed at how much of a brilliant budget base they create!
The W7 Camouflage Kit is a little concealer palette which I bought because I’d been eyeing up a few on eBay. I’ve not really been using a proper concealer lately and have been using the Sleek Creme to Power foundation for any troublesome blemishes before sealing with the Stila Powder (£1shop find!). The W7 Camouflage Kit contains 5 shades and also has a handy mirror and application brush inside the packaging – bonus! The shades aren’t too varied though, and like the foundations do boarder on the similar side. I would say that each shade can be used for my skin tone and blended in one way or another though, which is great as there’ll be no waste! Rather than the brush that comes with the kit, I have been applying with my fingers as I find the product transfers better when I use it for spots and under my eyes. I do find I get a bit of a problem with creasing under my eyes when I apply products a little too heavily, but with this I haven’t! I’m not sure why though. As for concealers they do feel a little sheer, so I have piled them on. But like I said, strangely creasing is minimal?! They’re not the greatest product or quality, but for £2, once again, brilliant for my needs. One product I’ve not used properly yet is the W7 Mineral Powder. I love and loath the packaging design for this; whilst it’s quirky and seemingly a great idea, I have found it hard to get the product out and apply it properly! The brush is OK, nothing great and I do favour my beloved ecotools brush over it any day, but for £2 what can you expect?! It’s a great little concept product, but don’t expect it to be as good as the old version of my favourite Collection 2000 Mineral Powder. It’s probably a good alternative to the NEW version of that particular powder (you can see the comparison between the old version and new version here). I wouldn’t say it’s the best loose powder in the world either, but for £2….? £2! £2!!! Have I said £2 enough yet?
Have you tried any other W7 stuff that I need to get my mitts on? I think these items retail in shops like B&M for around £3 each, which is still a bargain and I recommend the Photo Shoot Foundation no end!