|W7 Candy Floss Brightening Face Powder* (£3.99)|
The similarities between W7 and Benefit products are pretty undeniable, the big difference however are the prices; Benefit boxed powders retail for £23.50 and the W7 versions are a much more purse friendly £4. Unfortunately I don't have Benefit Dandelion to directly compare the two, but I can say that I think Candy Floss is a really lovely product.
I was expecting a super light pastel pink, but once I'd opened the box and tried a little on my skin I realised that this gives a beautiful, very natural light neutral pink flush. It's exactly the kind of cheek colour I love to wear at the moment, it's neutral enough to go with any lip colour and just enough for a barely there look if that's what I fancy wearing - it's become a real staple in my collection. It has a touch of shimmer, not so much that it leaves my cheeks resembling disco-balls, but just enough to give a pretty, healthy looking sheen.
The pigmentation is good, but I do think this is one of those shades that's best suited to fair to light skin tones. I never have to worry about applying too much because it's not a super strong colour - I can apply it at 6am in an almost dark room and confidently leave the house knowing I don't look silly. The lasting power is also pretty good, it wears really nicely throughout the day and although it's perhaps not as strong at the end of the day as it was in the morning, it's definitely still there & never fades completely. I'm very impressed with this, I think budget brands have really upped their game in recent years & I love that!
Have you ever tried any W7 products?