The W7 Eyeshadow Palettes were the first and I mean the FIRST palette that I ever owned as an eyeshadow. Any other palettes that I may have used before I became a graduate can be voided from this because they were unbranded and were well…crap.
I now own around 5-6 eyeshadow palettes and that is a very small and measly number compared to some of the beauty bloggers out there. As I’ve only developed a keen interest in makeup over the last couple of years, I’ve learnt a lot of the formulas of makeup already and what’s considered good. The W7 palettes are very basic in both pigment and formula but for someone who is new to makeup, this is definitely a great starter palette and to practice building and blending different shades. Wow FreeStuff gives away free samples and they kindly gifted me this Natural Nudes eyeshadow palette to try out.
I swatched all these on my arm and you’ll notice that they’re not as bold as some of the other ones, I’ve reviewed but as I moved further up the shades, I was quite surprised by some of them.
A matte cream shade, it’s the typical shade to use as a base when I’m applying eyeshadow. I wasn’t expecting an incredible amount of coverage but there’s enough to suffice especially as for me it’s a base shade.
A very subtle pink shimmer. Again, not extremely pigmented but would be a gorgeous shimmer over the top of Latte for a more casual, just climbed out of bed and can’t be bothered to do anything fancy, look.
Slightly darker than Angel with less of glitter and much more like the standard shimmers that are in my other high-end eyeshadow palettes. I love that this one feels and looks a little more creamy and is definitely a go-to when building the crease on the eyelid.
A barely there matte shade. Same as Latte but a pink toned base.
The name of this shade doesn’t quite transpire to the shade. It’s more of a pink toned shimmer rather than a copper. Much like Venice in terms of its shimmer and quality.
Here come’s the pigment – finally! This one is very similar to the Zoeva’s Cocoa Palette shade Pure Ganache. It’s one of my favourite shades in that palette so will definitely be crossing over to this one when that Zoeva shade hits the pan.
I’m starting to see a pattern in the matte shades in that they’re a lot less pigmented than the shimmers. This one is a smokey brown matte, which is buildable once swiped over the eye a couple of times.
Bad Manner is a lovely warm toned brown shimmer with a slight purple undertone. Probably one of my favourites and a great pigmented shade to give the eyes a more dynamic finish.
Much like Bad Manners but without the purple undertone. Definitely more suited for an autumn/winter look whereas Bad Manners would look good on Summer skin.
Most of these shades have been warm and this is one that’s more cool toned. It’s got a hint of purple undertone and would say it’s a lighter version of Coffee Cup but has the shimmer effect of Tokyo.
A mixture of Mud Slide and Fashionista, again it’s more cool toned but this is one of my favourites in the palette. It’s a gorgeous dark plum colour that’s perfect for the Autumn and would help build a sexy smokey eye.
YAS! They’ve saved the best till last. This is a S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G almost black but actually really, really dark brown which a subtle shimmer. This palette got the darkest shade right, mainly because matte and shimmer black shades scare me. Thankfully this is a shade that doesn’t have such a harsh payoff.
WOW FreeStuff is giving away a free eyeshadow palette from the range and you could be the lucky winner. Make sure you enter via their website, all terms and conditions are below the entry form. Competition closes on 1st December 2017.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post with WOW Free Stuff. All words are my own.