W7 are such a frustrating makeup brand for me as their products are either brilliant or they’re disappointing with no middle ground. I know all brands have hit and miss products, but W7 products are so inconsistent so you never know which is going to be good. The W7 Delicious Palette was one of the most disappointing eyeshadow palettes I’ve tried and W7 charge £12.95 for it on their UK website. I personally never buy W7 from their website as the prices are much too high for the quality of the products and their packaging, so I’d always recommend either buying their products on eBay or on sites like Fragrance Direct or JustMyLook where the prices are much more realistic. Even though the Delicious Palette wasn’t great, the new W7 Spaced Out Eyeshadow Palette looked right up my street and I couldn’t resist when I saw it for £5.99 but I didn’t have much hope as the design and layout was the same as the Delicious Palette.
The W7 Spaced Out Eyeshadow Palette contains twelve powder eyeshadows in a black, cardboard palette with a mirror within the lid. The packaging does feel very cheap, but I do like the holographic design on the front. I know W7 are a budget brand but with their prices being a lot more than the likes of Makeup Revolution and MUA, I feel like they could have plastic palettes but this is the nicest packaging they’ve done so far for one of their cardboard palettes. This particular palette appealed to me because it claims to contain foiled eyeshadows, and I love foil shadows so I couldn’t wait to try it.
“Spaced Out is an on-trend eye colour palette featuring a range of 12 galactic, glimmering shades. A combination of earthy and natural nudes with explosions of deep browns and coppers. The shades within the product are blendable with a high level of pigmentation. Each glimmering shade varies in intensity, allowing the ability of building and blending to shade, create and define. The variety of foils and softer shimmers appear throughout, perfect for out of this world looks to be created.“
The shadows aren’t bad overall but there are three shades which are awful – dry, gritty and seriously lacking in pigment; Milky Way, Space Waste and Space Dust. They are easily some of the worst shadows I’ve tried which is such a shame as the other nine shadows are lovely. The nice shadows include shimmers, mattes and satins but there are zero foil shadows and it’s such a massive bug bear of mine. So many brands are labelling their eyeshadows as being foiled when they’re not such as the Makeup Revolution Flawless Foils, but at least they’re metallic.. these aren’t even metallic, they’re just shimmery so it’s very misleading.
I think it’s a nice enough palette for £5.99, but I wouldn’t recommend paying anymore for it as the three gritty shadows are really not good even when used with primer or MAC Fix +. I really wish their palettes were more consistent as they do some really pretty shimmers. The W7 Blazin’ Neutrals On Fire Palette is amazing for the price, so I don’t understand why the palettes are so inconsistent. The shades aren’t unique within the palette so I wouldn’t call it a must have, but if you do like the shades and don’t want a palette with three disappointing shades I’d recommend the Makeup Revolution Naked Chocolate Palette as it has similar shades which are much better quality.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of the W7 Eyeshadow Palettes?