W7 – The Honey Queen Honeycomb Blusher
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I first saw The Honey Queen Honeycomb Blusher online last Summer and I was lucky enough to receive it for Christmas after dropping some hints! It reminded me of Benefit’s Sugarbomb face powder – one of my favourite blushers – right down to the little square cardboard box and brush, and I wanted to see how it matched up.
This product is called a blusher on the packaging, but on W7’s website they call it a bronzer! Confused! It’s actually like a cross between the two, the honeycomb pressed powder is a mixture of pink, peach and bronze tones, and merged all together they give a very light shimmery peachy shade. I’ve been using a Bobbi Brown Face Blender Brush to apply The Honey Queen, as I find that the little square brush that comes with it leaves a bit of a stripy effect on the cheeks.
In the close-up image above you can clearly see the pale golden shimmer that runs across the feint lines of the surface. You do need to build up the colour over several applications though as it’s VERY pale (you can barely see any colour on the swatch image below, just the shimmer), but it leaves the skin feeling and looking velvety soft.
Overall I’d say this is more of a highlighter than a blusher or a bronzer, but you can gradually build up the coverage on your face to give a little hint of soft colour, and it’s perfect for pale-skinned girls. Benefit’s Sugarbomb is definitely much better quality, however W7’s offering is over £18 cheaper, so if you can’t afford the luxury of a Benefit product then it’s certainly worth looking at what W7 have to offer as their products are great value. W7 also do a bronzer in a box called Honolulu, which is a dupe for Benefit’s Hoola bronzing powder.
The Honey Queen Honeycomb Blusher is priced at £3.45, from Amazon.
If you want to read more reviews of W7 products, why not have a read of my review of W7 Souffle Mascara.
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