Wednesday, 26 March 2014

w7 in the buff palette

Hi everyone!

Today I have a review on a palette I've been wanting to try for a while - the In The Buff palette from W7. I've seen this palette mentioned a few times and it's always intrigued me. Let's not pretend - this is an imitation of the Urban Decay Naked palette - specifically the Naked 2. But in all honesty I can't justify spending £30+ on a palette, so this alternative really appealed to me.

W7 - In The Buff Palette

W7 - In The Buff Palette

In terms of packaging and first impressions, I really like this. It feels sturdy thanks to the tin casing, and the set of colours is just so pleasing to me! I am definitely a neutrals girl. This palette comes with 12 neutral shades, 3 of which are matte. I haven't used the brush that comes with it, so I can't really comment on that, but from initial impression it doesn't feel like it will be that useful - but that's to be expected I think and I didn't buy this palette for the brush!

W7 - In The Buff Palette
W7 - In The Buff Palette

W7 - In The Buff Palette (5)

One thing I do want to point out is that I know it looks like the lighter shades (Buff, Sand and Silk to an extent) have no colour payoff - this isn't the case at all, it's just that they are so close to my skin-tone. In reality all of these shadows have great pigmentation, blend super easily and feel so soft and easy to work with. In particular I've been really loving the shade Storm for in my crease. If I have a lighter shade, maybe Earth or Silk all over my lid, Storm is a great crease colour to just add a bit of shadow and dimension.

From what I have experienced, staying power on these is great and they don't seem to crease on me, which is something I was worried about. I haven't tried them with a primer (I actually only bought a specific eye primer fairly recently - shame on me!) so with one I'm sure they would be even better.

W7 - In The Buff Palette

I know this isn't that great a photo and in all honesty I can't actually remember what is on my eyes here, but I just wanted to share this picture as an example of the sort of look I've been getting out of this palette. Since getting this I can't remember using anything else, I've been really enjoying using it and combining different shades.

The Urban Decay offering retails for around £37, which I just can't picture myself spending - and to be honest, after finding the In The Buff palette, I don't feel the need. The W7 version seems to be anywhere from £5-10 (Amazon link here but you can find it cheaper if you look around), I think I paid around £7 for it, which I think is an absolute bargain! I think it was more than worth my money and would highly recommend this for any neutral shadow lover. Now to find Naked 1 and 3 versions...

Have you tried this palette?

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