If you read my Makeup Revolution Chocolate Elixir Vs. W7 Delicious Palette comparison post, you’ll have seen that the W7 Delicious Palette was somewhat of a fail so I didn’t have the highest hopes for the W7 Blazin’ Neutrals On Fire Eyeshadow Palette which I’d bought at the same time I bought the W7 Delicious Palette. If I’d bought the W7 Delicious Palette first, I probably would never have bought the W7 Blazin’ Palette as I was so disappointed with the quality of the shadows but I’m so pleased I did take a punt on it as it couldn’t be anymore different to the Delicious Palette. The W7 Blazin’ Neutrals On Fire Eyeshadow Palette is £9.95 on the W7 website, but I ordered mine on eBay from this seller for only £4.99 and I’d recommend doing the same as I do feel the prices on the W7 website are pretty inflated compared to the likes of eBay, Fragrance Direct and similar discount retailers.
The W7 Blazin’ Neutrals On Fire Eyeshadow Palette is designed to be a dupe of the Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette but I can’t personally comment or draw comparison between the two as I don’t own the Naked Heat Palette but the layout and shades look very, very similar. The palette is packaged within a sturdy tin casing with no mirror, but twelve eyeshadows and a dual ended sponge tip applicator and brush. The inside of the palette is a piece of shiny foam which holds the shadow pans, which I don’t love as it does look and feel very cheap but it is a £10 palette so it’s to be expected.
After trying the disappointing W7 Delicious Palette, I didn’t have the highest hopes for this palette but the formula couldn’t be more different. In the Delicious Palette, the shadows were dry, dusty and very powdery which made them blend to nothing and lack pigment on the lids but the formula of these shadows is the complete opposite. The first two shades aren’t great, but the other ten shades are impressively pigmented and easy to work with, with little to no fallout again the complete opposite of the Delicious palette which was extremely messy to use. I just don’t understand how eyeshadow formulas can differ SO much from palette to palette, especially when launched within weeks of eachother.
The W7 Blazin’ Neutrals On Fire Eyeshadow Palette is such an amazing palette for £5, and one I’d recommend trying if you wanted a budget alternative of the Naked Heat Palette without having to spend £40. I know dupe/copies are highly controversial within the beauty community, but with this palette as an example I would now love the Naked Heat Palette as I’ve enjoyed these shades so much and the reason why I hadn’t splurged on the Urban Decay palette was because I didn’t know if I’d get a lot of use from the shades. So I think it’s great to be able to get dupe products that you can try so you can decide if you want to buy the pricier original. On the other hand, this palette is pretty great for the price so you may not feel the need to spend £40 when you can get a £5 gem like this.
I would love to know your thoughts on the W7 Blazin’ Palette? Have you got the original Naked Heat Palette?