W7 The Naughty Nine Mid Summer Nights
W7 are such an hit and miss brand in my opinion with products either being really good or really disappointing, with very little middle ground. As a whole, I’ve not been very impressed by the W7 eyeshadows especially after trying the awful W7 Making Waves Eyeshadow Palette, so when I saw they’d released some nine pan palettes ‘inspired’ by MAC I knew I wanted to try one but I didn’t hold out much hope.
There are four different W7 The Naughty Nine Eyeshadow Palettes to choose from, each retailing for £5.95 on the W7 website but I always buy my W7 products on eBay as it’s much cheaper and I paid only £3.25 for mine here. The four palettes on offer are copies of the MAC X9 Eyeshadow Palettes which are £25 each but I don’t own any of the MAC equivalent to comment on whether they are genuine dupes, but it’s unlikely they are looking at the ingredients lists but I bought the W7 The Naughty Nine Mid Summer Nights palette for the shades and not for the MAC rip off element.
The W7 The Naughty Nine Mid Summer Nights contains a mixture of matte and shimmers and a couple of shades contain glitters. The W7 The Naughty Nine Mid Summer Nights palette is quite small, and is the size of a MAC four pan quad palette and the shadows are just slightly bigger than a five pence piece so they are pretty small shadows.
I opted for this palette over the others as I liked the burgundy, reddy tones especially as we’re heading towards the cooler months and I thought the shades looked really pretty but again I wasn’t expecting very much in terms of quality so I was pretty blown away once I’d actually tried the shadows..
I really didn’t expect the W7 The Naughty Nine Mid Summer Nights shadows to be so pigmented and smooth, especially for £3.25 but they’re definitely the best W7 eyeshadows I’ve tried. Granted there are a couple of slightly paler shades but only one shade in the whole palette is disappointing (shade 9 which is quite chunky).
I really love the overall rosy tones of this palette and the mixture of finishes as you can create a multitude of looks with differing intensities and my whole complaint is that I wish there was a darker non-glittery matte shade but apart from that, I think it’s a really good palette and I am hoping the other three palettes are equally impressive as I definitely want to try them if this palette is anything to go by.
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