Friday, 12 February 2016

Get set Go or Let it go W7 Eyeshadow Base? - Review

There are times when you just pick up stuff of the counter without any reason, you neither need it nor want it but you still get it, just like that. I do shopping like that at times, not much but sometimes. Mostly the products are good enough to be kept but there are misses too.  Today I bring you a detailed review and comparison of W7 eye shadow base. Was this impulse buy a hit or a miss? Keep on reading.

W7 Get Set Eyeshdow Base :

Apply this eyeshadow primer to give a more intense and lasting result. Apply a small amount of primer on your eyelid before applying eye shadow, this preventing your eye shadow smudging along with allowing for a more vibrant and intense color throughout the day.

My Experience:

When w7 products made their way to the market, thanks to, I had a chance to look at the things personally and pick up stuff myself.  With some purchases, I got this baby on a whim, as it looked so much like NYX eye shadow  base which, by the way by , has pretty good reviews.
Looking at the packaging, it comes in a plastic, screw top jar which secures nicely. The product color and description is printed at the sides of the jar. The quality of the plastic is pretty sturdy and doesn't feel cheap at all which makes its less prone to damage. 
W7 Eyeshadow Base -White

W7 Eyeshadow Base -White

The W7 eye shadow base comes in 3 shades, white, pearl white  and Natural.  I opted for white because I wanted a replacement for my much beloved NYX jumbo pencil in Milk.
Now to the product it self. The eye shadow base is supposed to neutralize the color of the lids and make the colors show in their full vibrancy, make them stay put for longer duration and doesn't budge. The formula of this eye shadow base is not something i am a fan of.  It is a bit too greasy for my liking. When I swatched it on the shop, the formula looked pretty decent in terms of consistency.  May be it was a tester and got open too often so it was a bit dry.  My new one is a tad too greasy. The consistency is  soft and creamy and applies smoothly without tugging the lids. It blends well and kind of sheers out if blended too much which needs layering, which means it well get more greasy and heavy. I gave it pretty decent time to settle and dry but it was of no use, sadly. After eye shadow application, you will see since its kind of oily, the amount of shadow being put will be a lot more as compared to other eye shadow bases (comparison will be done below) and doesn't blend well either. So All in all, I am pretty much disappointed with W7 eye shadow base. 

Swatch :

W7 Eyeshadow Base -White (Swatch)

Comparison :

I have compared the W7 eye shadow base with my much beloved NYX jumbo pencil in Milk and a local find Becute Eye pencil in BC-02 that were my previous most used eye shadow bases.  Here is a comparison of all three of them followed by swatches.
W7 Eyeshadow Base -White Comapred to Nyx Jumbo  Pencil & Becute Eye Pencil

Comparison Swatches:

Comparison swatches ( Indoor Light with Flash)

Comparison Swatches (Outdoor /sunlight without flash)

As you can see in the swatches the W7 eye shadow base gives that greasy sheen while NYX  jumbo pencil has that smooth velvety finish and becute one is on the the dry side. More over, the eye shadow has a fall out over the W7 eye shadow Base while nyx keeps the eye shadow well in place.

Thumbs Up for:

  • Absolutely nothing, not recommended at all.

Thumbs down for :

  • Greasy formula 
  • Creases 
  • Doesn't keep the eye shadow put 
  • Sheers when blended 
  • Needs more amount of eye shadow to build the color.

My Rating :

I would give it a 1/5.  Totally not recommended.  Its one of the total product fails of mine as I had high hopes for this one

Price & Availability :

The W7 Get set Eyeshadow base is available at for PKR : 645/-  in 3 shades. You can also buy this from their outlet if you are in Lahore. 
For international readers , W7 cosmetics are available at their website HERE.

I hope you this might be of help to you guys regarding the choice to make for an eyeshadow base.If you have any other query , Please feel free to ask in the comments below.

Stay Blessed
Sherry K

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Friday, 5 February 2016

New Range by BEAUTY UK hits the stores Nationwide ! [Press Release]

All of you know how big fan of affordable cosmetics I am ,for that I am always on the outlook for good brands in affordable price tag so that we all get our right to look beautiful ! Being said that , I was over the moon when I received this press release from none other than Beauty UK about their recent releases in Pakistan. The quality of their products is something I personally vouch for and now being available Online and In stores , this brand is something we all can enjoy without a whole in our pocket. 

Here is the press release with all the prices mentioned ,so you can makeup your mind before hitting the stores :

1.       Contour Palette – PKR 990/-

Chiseled features like never before!
Three skin-perfect shades for bronzing, contouring and highlighting. The palette comes with an easy follow guide that teaches you how to contour your face.

2.       Sweet Cheeks – PKR 840/-

Let your cheeks find the perfect blush!
Selection of creamy stick blushers delivering an instant radiance. Moisturizing light-weight formula for a dewy finish. The lightest shade No.6 Vanilla Ice is an amazing highlighter too!

3.       Lips Matter – PKR 625/-

Get the flawless pout because your Lips Matter!
A luxurious velvet matte lip cream with intense colour and incredible staying power! Dries with the ultimate matte finish! 

4.       Pro Gel Eyeliner – PKR 790/-

Defined eyes, zero smudging!
Our NEW Pro Gel Eyeliner range is a long-lasting formula that promises colour and a smooth texture. Presented in a frosted glass pot with a precision brush, create defined lines that dry in seconds, without smudging. Available in jet black, espresso brown and cobalt blue.

5.       Phantom Eyeliner – PKR 540/-

Stand out from the crowd with a dramatically bold or sleek look with our NEW blacker than black liquid eyeliner -  Phantom True Black Eyeliner. 
Easy to apply, the eyeliner features a precision rubber nib allowing you to create thick feline flicks or fine defined lines to accentuate eyes immediately. 

Beauty UK Products are available nationwide at all leading stores. You can also get them online from , , &

I personally look forward to try the Lips Matter Matte lip creams ,sweet cheeks blush sticks and the Gel eye Liner . Do let me know if you have tried any of these products or looking forward to try them.

Stay Blessed
Sherry K

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Monday, 1 February 2016

January favourites

And its already February 2016!! I mean where did the first month go??  Whoever said "Time Flies" should at least have mentioned it flies with the speed of light! I am already feeling nostalgic man.
Enough of the drama, and here is my first Favorites Post of 2016!  Yayyyy.  I have actually vowed to put up the favorites post regularly.  I so wanted to do a 2015 round up but being the lazy bum i am,  I just snuggled in the bed and read others posts about their last year hits and misses.
Here I present to you my January 2016 favorites :

1. Bbia Velvet finish Lipsticks :

I have been daring and putting up some pretty reds and bright pinks lately.  Out of all the formulas I have tried, the BBIA velvet finish lipstick has aced my list!  I am simply in awe with the shade 03 that is a bright pink with blue undertones  (review HERE)

2. Essence Cosmetics Cinderella Collection Highlighter -A Glass Slipper

This is love!!  I have had my eyes on this pretty little thing ever since it was launched in early 2015. Being the disney princess fanatic that I am, I couldnt resist buying this as soon as it was made availble in Pakistan. The formula is super smooth and pigmented and shows up beautifully on one swipe! 

3. Christine cosmetics Eye pencils :

A little pop of color never hurts. No m atter if its work or an event, I always try to add some color to my lower lash line. For that I have my trusted Christine cosmetics eye pencils. For the mere price tag of 50-60 PKR, these pencils are non irritating, pigment packed and long lasting!  A definite winner for me. 

(picture credits :zubaida rasool from

4.Nivea Hand Cream:

Though I love winters, the only thing that makes me like them a little less is the Parched look of my hands. During a grocery trip, I picked up this baby just randomly and I am hooked! I would not say its claim of whitening is all I am about, but it moisturizes deeply and has that mild berry scent that I absolutely love.  I got this for pkr 220 from Hyperstar, Lahore.

5. Victoria's Secret Body Lotion - Lost in Fantasy:

This lotion is the bomb!  Its ending and my heart is sinking!  Along with the deep mosturising  without that greasy feeling, I have been using this one throughout the year just because it smells absolutely divine!! I had added it to favorites till winter just because I wanted to try it in wi nters and I am happy to announce that it works!!

6. Hello kitty finger rings (assorted) :

I got these babies as a gift from my sister on my birthday and they know me well. I have always been a Hello Kitty fan plus a known crazy cat lady, so anything related to cats is loved by me. I got this set of 3 assorted finger rings and I love them!  The quality and finish is superb and the luster is mind blowing. These were bought from Hello Kitty Store in Deira Dubai City center.

I guess this just wraps up the favorites post for this month. Not that I am short of stuff for my favorites post, its just that most of them are still in testing phase and haven't made it to the top yet.  If you guys  have any post request, product recommendation or any other query, please leave in the comments box below, I will definitely get back to you.

Stay blessed
Sherry K

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