I had never heard of the brand W7 before not so long ago. But when I learned they had a dupe of the They're Real by Benefit (and that it costs less than £5), I knew I had to try it! So I quickly made an order on Amazon. I bought the Absolute Lashes mascara and, because I was curious, I also got a Chunky Eyes pencil, in the shade Cappuccino. The colour was lovely and the product seems to be a dupe for the Chubby Sticks from Clinique, so I thought why not!
When I saw the mascara, I was amazed by how it looks like the They're Real. The packaging, the wand, they look identical! However I could still see a difference between the two once it is applied. I didn't like it at first, but now that I'm used to it I have to say I really like the Absolute Lashes. With two coats, my lashes look quite long and voluminous. I still prefer the They're Real, but the Absolute Lashes is great considering its price!
Now for the Chunky Eyes pencil, I am not as satisfied! The colour is amazing, it doesn't show well in the photos but it is a cool-toned brown shade, perfect on its own for light makeup days. However, it goes in the creases of the eyes SO QUICKLY. Really, only two or three hours after I've applied it, the colour fades. It looks like I've had the eyeshadow on for days, when actually it's been a few hours only! This is really annoying, because I have to keep putting more product on to smooth out the creases... And even when I use an eyeshadow base (the Stay Don't Stray by Benefit), it does not make it last longer. This product has disappointed me greatly, and I know I won't be using it a lot because of that... I would not recommend it at all.
|Here is the state of my eyes after a few hours... eww!|
I'm not really sure what to think of W7 as a whole. I really like the mascara, and I would suggest you trying it if you're looking for a cheap but good mascara. However the deception I felt with the eye pencil doesn't make me want to buy more products of the brand. I may try another product one day, but definitely not for now!
Have you ever tried these products, or other products from W7? I'd love to hear what you think about it!
Face: Facefinity 3 in 1 Foundation, Max Factor | Lasting Perfection Concealer, Collection | Stay Matte Face Powder, Rimmel | H&M Blusher, shade "Sweet Rose"
Eyes: Chunky Eyes (shade Cappuccino), W7 | Super Liner, L'Oréal | Absolute Lashes Mascara, W7
Lips: Chubby Stick in "Pudgy Peony", Clinique