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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Review: W7 Candy Floss Brightening Face Powder.

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? 

Love, Jennie
xoxo

67 comments:

  1. Sounds good especially for the price. I like to have cheaper dupes for high end products stashed in my draws at work in case I don't have the right products in my make up bag before an impromtu night out so this is a brand worth looking at.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. That's such a good idea, definitely worth looking at W7, they have some really lovely and super affordable products! Xo

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  2. This blush has such a lovely peach shade, your skin looks so healthy with it Jennie! I never tried anything from W7 but now I really want to try this blush! xxx

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  3. Beautiful colour!! I love it!

    XOXO

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  4. this looks so pretty, and the name and packaging is too cute! i've never heard of W7, i wonder if it's a UK/europe only brand. i'm sure girls would go nuts over it here in hong kong if it did come to Asia!

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. Ooh I'm not sure, I think it might be a UK brand and I think I remember hearing something about a website coming soon! xo

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  5. Oh wow! I use Dandelion every day but this is that teeny bit brighter/more coral. I definitely want to give it a go. <3

    Tara xo

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  6. I find Benefit SO overpriced! But this looks like a great alternative - it makes you glow!

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    1. Benefit are definitely expensive, there are a few products from their line I think I'll always be happy to splurge on though. From what I can tell these W7 blushes are pretty consistently amazing throughout their range and such a bargain too! xo

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  7. This looks soooo pretty!
    I think W7 are only going to go up in the world!!

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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  8. This shade looks really pretty on you Jennie :) x

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  9. Gorgeous! Definetely worth a try! Us pale sisters will stick together!!

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  10. I love the shade of this, my sort of blush colour.For the price I'll definitely be buying one or two of these beauties. Thanks for sharing this product!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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    1. A total bargain and worth every penny! xo

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  11. £3.99! Thats a bargain. The packaging is so similar to Benefit & the colour is super pretty on you.
    I think I will pick some up for myself & stocking fillers for friends.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. They would make lovely stocking fillers, from what I can tell the rest of their blush range is lovely too! xo

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  12. This looks and sounds so gorgeous <3 The packaging is so pretty too :-) Just to let you know I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! xo

    Sophie <3

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  13. Oooh, I really like the look of this - the colour suits you beautifully - and I really don't think you can argue with that price! I really like the packaging too - they're a pain to fit into my makeup bag but I'm always breaking the little plastic cases so these suit me so much better.

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    1. Ohh I'm the same! Even though cardboard packaging can tend to get a little tatty after a while, they seem to hold up pretty well! Xo

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  14. this shade looks super pretty and really suits you. For £4 it seems like a massive bargain!! xx

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    1. It is, I do love a good affordable product! xo

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  15. Never tried W7 but the price and your review makes it sound amazing! I love the Benefit packaging but cant afford to pay for it so this is the best of both worlds :) ill have to keep my eyes open for it :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  16. This looks like a lovely shade and such a cute box! I've never tried anything from W7, where can you get the brand?

    Imogen - A rendezvous with you

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    1. I think you can find it in those discount cosmetics shops that are scattered around, mine is from xtras :) xo

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  17. This sounds so good, especially for a product that's only £4! Pretty colour too :) xx

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  18. I have this and am loving it for applying in the dark at 5am, too - it's impossible to over-do and so pretty! :)
    Great review!

    Jess xo

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  19. I heard about this a little while ago and wanted to try it but then I couldn't find it online! It does look lovely on you though, and it's definitely my type of shade too. I really can't afford Benefit these days, and it is a little overpriced! I think what attracts so many people to Benefit is probably the cute retro packaging. xxx

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    1. Benefit packaging is gorgeous, I know what you mean though, their products are pricey! xo

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  20. This looks lovely! I love Benefit but have trouble bringing myself to splurge on it so this looks like a fab alternative. xxx

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    1. Definitely a much more affordable alternative! xo

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  21. I think this is so pretty and the packaging is really nice, just like the Benefit ones! I really like w7's products, like the Africa bronzing powder is great and in a cute box like this one.

    Kathryn x
    effievanity.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'll have to check that one out, I've heard good things about it! ox

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  22. I really like the look of this! I've never even heard of the brand but definitely want to give it a try

    xx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  23. I've already got such rosy cheeks I'm sure I'd end up looking like I've run a marathon. Love the same of it though!

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

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  24. I have this very same powder and I love it! It's such a fab product for the price, and I genuinely think it's better than the Benefit Dandelion powder. I really want to try other ones from W7 now! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I have my eye on their Africa powder now! xo

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  25. I have this too and really like it, I'm not into strong cheek colour so this is perfect for me. I've tried a couple of other things from W7 which I like but don't use that often, I'd love to try a few more products as theyre pretty affordable x

    www.taupeandpearl.com

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  26. What a gorgeous colour! It really suits you Jennie.
    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  27. I've only ever tried W7 nail polishes and they seem really good quality for the price, may have to venture into the powders now though. This one looks so pretty :) xx

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  28. This looks lovely, and I definitely agree that budget or drug store make up brands have completely upped the game compared to when I started wearing make up

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    1. They're doing so well at the moment, there are considerably less 'light foundations' that turn out to be completely orange and powdery eyeshadows! xo

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  29. I've seen this a couple of times, but never really thought of buying it. It looks quite good though, and for just £4 you can't really go wrong can you!:)
    Rachelx
    Vintage Deer

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  30. This colour is so sweet and girly! It suits you wonderfully :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  31. This looks great! Do they sell it on the high street or do you have to buy online? Might have to check it out!

    Jenny xx

    ramblingsofajaffacat.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. This looks like the perfect budget alternative to Benefit Dandelion! It's absolutely gorgeous on you :) I'm not sure if it would work as well for my skin tone, but I love how the pink looks against fair skin. It warms up the complexion in such a pretty, natural way. I tend to prefer blushes that aren't as pigmented anyway - they're just so much easier to slap on!

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  33. I agree - really reminds me of the benefit makeup in terms of packaging especially, and colour, but definitely much more affordable, especially if it does the job!

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