I have tried quite a lot of W7 products over the last few years and I find them to be quite hit and miss, like with any brand I suppose regardless of price. I always purchase my W7 products online from the likes of Luxplus or Fragrance Direct as they always have the best prices on the products whereas the W7 website itself has the full RRP of each product so I’d always recommend shopping around to get the best deal. The W7 Banana Dreams Loose Powder is a product which I purchased when I bought the W7 Glowcomotion Highlighter both of which I didn’t really expect to like, but I was placing a Fragrance Direct order and needed to spend another £6 to get free delivery so thought they were both a try. You can read my thoughts on the W7 Glowcomotion Highlighter here, but I was very pleasantly surprised and I much prefer it to theBalm’s Mary Lou Manizer.
The W7 Banana Dreams Loose Powder is a large, circular plastic pot containing 20 grams of yellow tinted loose powder and the RRP is £6.95 but I only paid £2.99 for mine from Fragrance Direct. W7 describe the powder as being a finely milled, translucent powder with a yellow tone. It contains silica and is said to be the ideal product for setting make-up, camouflaging undertones and contouring without giving off a cakey look. I’ve never tried any other yellow loose powders before so I was intrigued to see how I could use this one within my makeup routine without making my skin look yellow.
The powder is extremely silky and soft. I expected it to have somewhat of an slimey consistency due to the silica but it doesn’t feel slimey at all, just very soft and very finely milled. To apply the powder I used a large fluffy brush and dipped it into the powder very gently and then tapped off all excess powder inside the lid before applying to my face. I imagined the powder would leave behind a yellow tinge to my foundation or concealer but I cannot detect any yellowness in my complexion whatsoever and I really love how mattifying and smooth it makes my skin feel and look. In the colour correcting wheel, yellow is designed to brighten the skin which is why some people use yellow powders under their eyes to brighten the area but I’m not a fan of heavily concealed under-eyes so I like to loosely dust it all over my face as my setting powder. I think this is a great powder for £3, especially as it does a great job at smoothing my skin and I think it would work well if you like to ‘bake’ your makeup as it’s such a lightweight, finely milled powder.
Have you ever tried a yellow loose powder before? What do you think of W7 makeup?