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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

FOTD: Purple Haze

I was recently sent a selection of cosmetics from W7's range, one of which was the 'Purple Haze' Eyeshadow Palette; I'm actually a huge lover of purple eyeshadow so I was really pleased to see this amongst the goodies I received, and pretty excited to try it out! 'Purple Haze' is an eyeshadow quad consisting of four shimmery pressed powder eyeshadows in various shades of purple; also included is a double-ended sponge-tip applicator, which I rarely use but is nice to have in case of emergency I guess.
W7 Purple Haze Eyeshadow Palette Review
[Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tin Oxide,
Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate / Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride,
+/- CI 77019, CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77007,
CI 77742, CI 75470, CI 77510, CI 77266, CI 15850:1, CI 16035]
The four shades, from left to right, include a light lavender with shimmer, a pale raspberry purple with shimmer, a deeper purple with shimmer, and a deeper plum shade with a slight blue shift. The palette contains complementary colours which makes it really easy to combine them for an all-in-one eyeshadow look; I used all four shades to create this look, starting with the third shade all over my lid, with the second shade on the inner corner. I then blended the fourth shade through my crease, and used the lightest shade to blend everything together nicely. I also ran my brush along my lower lashline to add a touch of colour there to bring the whole look together.
W7 Purple Haze EOTD
I experienced quite a bit of fall-out with these shadows, but did find them reasonably well-pigmented, as well as blending really easily. I didn't use a primer under the shadows and still found that they lasted really well without creasing, around 8 hours on my oily lids - pretty good going! My biggest complaint is actually really petty, and that's the fact that the word "palette" has been misspelt on the back of the packaging - I know, I know!! Other than that, I found the shades to complement my hazel eyes really nicely; I've enjoyed using this palette and can see it making regular appearances in my make-up routine.
FOTD W7 Purple Haze
[Other products used: Indeed Labs Nanoblur; W7 HD Foundation
in 'Buff'; Soap & Glory Kick-Ass Concealer in 'Light';
Collection Loose Powder in 'Barely There'; Nars Powder Blush in 'Douceur';
In all, 'Purple Haze' is a really nice, wearable eyeshadow palette consisting of four shimmery purple shades which complement each other perfectly and blend together beautifully to give a pretty daytime wear look; they could also easily be built up a little more to create a more dramatic evening look. 'Purple Haze' is available from Xtras-Online priced at £2.99; an absolute bargain! What do you think to the shades in this palette? Would you wear them?

[This product was provided for the purposes of an honest, unbiased review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.]


  1. Love purple shadows and the price is great. Love your eye makeup ;)

  2. I really like these shades, it's hard to pull off pinks and purples but these look nice xxx


  3. Ooh this is pretty - purple is my favourite colour! x

  4. Love the purple on you, it brings out the hazel in your eyes :)

  5. The purple looks a lot more delicate than I expected, I really like it! Looks good on you x

    justrach.com xo

  6. The colours are so pretty! Purples look insanely beautiful on you! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com


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