More dupes from W7 – Hollywood Bronze & Glow and Banana Dreams
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Did you see my review three weeks ago about a selection of budget lip products from W7? Well today I’m back with another W7 review, this time it’s a duo of face powders. I love W7 make-up, they have some great cheap dupes for more well-known premium products and I think it’s a shame that it’s not a more popular brand. I think it’s probably because W7 is not readily available on the high street and you sometimes have to search around on the internet for it, but there are always loads of W7 products available cheap on Amazon.
Banana Dreams Loose Powder – this is a new loose powder with a yellow tint to it, it aims to correct surface redness and pink undertones, as well as neutralise blue under eye circles. I often get quite rosy pink cheeks so I’ve found that this powder works really well for me, although if you already have a yellow-toned or olive skin then you’d want to go for something with more or a neutral or pink tone to it.
W7 are well known for creating amazing dupes for high end cult products, and they’ve done it again with this one. Banana Dreams is a fabulous dupe for Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder, the cult setting and highlighting powder used by make-up artists and celebrities. The Ben Nye powder is also available from Amazon, but a pricier £21.99 which is over £17 more expensive than Banana Dreams!
Banana Dreams powder gives the skin a matt finish and I’ve found that it’s best to apply it with quite a large soft brush…. just sift a small amount of the powder into the lid then swoosh the brush around the lid to pick up a generous helping of powder. This is a great budget loose powder for those with a pink-toned skin, and it costs just over £3 on Amazon.
Hollywood Bronze and Glow – this is a pressed powder duo comprising of a bronzer and a highlighter. Both shades have a nice golden glow to them which I really like and the powders feel really fine when you apply them. I’ve been using the paler powder to highlight the top of my cheekbones, then applying a sweep of the bronzer underneath the cheekbones using my Real Techniques Stippling Brush to sculpt and define them.
W7 Hollywood Bronze & Glow palette is an amazing dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette, and it’s SO much cheaper too. The Charlotte Tilbury palette is priced at a hefty £49, compared with the budget £4.25 W7 version. I love the highlighting shade, it’s light and not too shimmery and it works well as an eyeshadow too. The contour shade is a little orangey, but it blends really nicely.
The only downside to the W7 Hollywood Bronze & Glow is the palette itself, it’s a bit plastic-y and feels quite cheap, plus the mirror inside the lid is fairly small and too thin to actually use when you’re applying the powders. But other than that this is a great little powder duo, and for the price I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it! It fits easily into a handbag or cosmetic bag too so you can take it with you for touch ups on-the-go.
W7 Banana Dreams is priced at a lowly £3.23 for 20g from Amazon – at that price you can’t go wrong, so why not try it?!
W7 Hollywood Bronze & Glow is priced at a bargainous £4.25 from Amazon – another fabulous dupe product at an equally fabulous price!
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