The budget W7 Bronzer/Blusher/Highlighter palette you can’t live without!
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I really love discovering new products from budget beauty brand W7, they’re so affordable and yet they so often produce amazing dupes for cult beauty items from other brands. You might have seen my review of W7 Night Glow liquid highlighter a couple of weeks ago which is a complete dupe for Benefit High Beam.
I spotted the Cheeky Trio palette on Amazon it’s a pressed powder palette containing a bronzer, blusher and highlighter and it reminds me a bit of Sleek Face Form Contour Palettes (but this W7 option is much cheaper at under a fiver!) I’ve been looking for a good highlighting powder for ages so I thought I’d give it a go…
The three powder shades are called Dream Machine (bronzer), 5th Avenue (blusher) and Hot Stuff (highlighter). The surfaces of the powders are rippled which look quite effective in the palette but I did find it made it a little bit difficult to swish your brush over them evenly!
The image above shows swatches of the three shades, I think they’re a good balance.
The bronzing powder isn’t too orangey so you could use it either as a bronzer or for contouring and the blusher is a rosy pink which would suit a lot of skintones or you could even use it as an eyeshadow. The highlighting powder is quite matt and works well either lightly brushed over the top of the cheekbones for a bit of definition or used as a highlighting eyeshadow just under the browbones.
The Cheeky Trio palette is a great budget option for contouring – I doubt you’d get anything similar for less than a fiver. I’d recommend using a flat-ended Stippling Brush to apply the powders, this one from Real Techniques is really good. Swipe the brush over the bronzing powder then apply it just under your cheekbones to give definition and really make them stand out.
The Cheeky Trio is a great budget buy at just £4.18 from Amazon and it saves you from having to have three separate powders in your make-up bag. It’s perfect if you’re new to contouring too, and want to have a play around with powders before splashing out on something a bit more expensive.
Have you tried any of W7’s products? What’s your favourite? Have you found any amazing dupes I need to know about?
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