I think I have to let go of the idea of having a regular updating schedule, I just can’t keep up with it! I still have lots of ideas, photos and untried/unreviewed products, so I’ll keep posting, but it just won’t be regularly 😛
So. A while ago I received a package from W7, after I participated on a twitter giveaway for bloggers. I’m very glad they sent me these lovely items, and I couldn’t wait to try them!
They included a small note, which I thought was totally adorable! I feel kind of guilty for not writing this review earlier, but I really didn’t have time (still don’t have really, but I just HAD to <3)
The items included in this set are:
- Eyeshadow, Perfect Eyes in Caribbean (couldn’t find a link to the exact shade, but here are some more)
- Liquid Eyeliner in Black
- Mascara, Showing Out! in Blackest Black
First of all, this gorgeous shimmery blue shade of eyeshadow, called Caribbean! It contains 3.5 grams of product, and the texture is very smooth. I’m already in love!
And the pigment is incredible too! It lasts quite long on my (super oily) lids, even without a primer. It does crease a bit, but that’s pretty much unavoidable with my eyes.. It does have some fall-out so tap your brush before you put it on your eyelids.
The eyeliner has a firm felt tip, but you dip it into the pot to get the black liquid out. I haven’t actually tried it on my eyes yet, since I absolutely SUCK at making a winged eyeliner..
But as you can see on my hand, this felt tip is GREAT at making fine lines, thick lines, squiggly lines, and is jet-black whilst doing this! I’m absolutely impressed. Especially when I tried to remove it.. this stuff doesn’t budge! I don’t have a good cleanser, but I guess an oil-based remover will take care of this.
Now, onto the mascara! This is a product I use pretty much every day, so I loved getting to test this 🙂 The first thing that stands out about this mascara, is that it’s HUGE! I compared the rubber brush to my finger, and I don’t really have tiny fingers.. Wow! The brush takes up a lot of mascara, which kind of makes it difficult to apply evenly and without clumps. It is however quite easy to wipe the brush on the edge of the bottle, and this makes application much easier and smoother 🙂 Now let’s test the performance of this MOAM (Mother-of-all-mascaras)
Top is without, bottom is with mascara, without wiping the brush. I shouldn’t have applied mascara to my bottom lashes, since I was way too twitchy and smudged it all over..
Same mascara, but this time I wiped my brush on the bottle.. As you can see, this mascara gives a LOT of volume to my lashes! It also adds quite a lot of length, but I have used mascaras that gave more length. It does take a while for the mascara to dry and you have to be careful not to get clumps, but that still can be fixed with a clean spoolie brush.
All in all, I’m really glad W7 sent me these products (thanks!!), I really am impressed by the quality, since they’re not at all expensive! In the Netherlands, you can get them in some shops (Big Bazaar, Op=Op Voordeelshop) and at www.makeupmusthaves.nl 🙂