Bargain beauty: W7 In The Buff palette

The recent launch of Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette got beauty addicts across world rather flustered. Urban Decay are probably my favourite eye shadow brand, however, they do come with a pretty high price point that's not always wallet friendly. I've made it my mission this year to find some quality products at bargain prices as part of my bargain beauty series and this is where W7's In The Buff eye shadow palette* steps in.

W7 in the buff eye shadow palette

W7 in the buff eye shadow palette
L-R: buff, camel, sand, dust, chocolate, topaz, earth, storm, silk, wave, thunder, onyx

W7 in the buff eye shadow palette swatches

A fantastic dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, this tin is packed with 12 shadows in a mixture of shimmer and matte shades, all of which are perfect for creating simple day time looks and can also be vamped up for the evening using some of the more smokey shades in the tin.

The formula of the shimmery shadows definitely feels more expensive than they are, and are easy to apply without much fall out. The matte shades are slightly more chalky, and do produce more fall out when applying them, however, all the shadows in the collection blend together really easily. I get around 6-8 hours wear from the shadows before fading, which can be extended slightly with a primer.

My current favourite look uses sand as an overall wash, with camel across the lid and dust added to the crease for extra definition.

The brush/applicator that's included in the set is pretty flimsy, and I would recommend throwing it out and using your own brushes instead, as mine fell apart after about two uses. That said, I think this is an amazing value palette, and at £5.49 you can't really go wrong. If you've been looking for a neutrals palette that won't break the bank, then I would definitely recommend giving this one a try. You can find it online from Xtras along with lots of other W7 ranges (the nail polishes are also very good!)

What do you think of this palette?

*PR sample


  1. That really is great value for money! I think cheaper dupe products will always be welcome in the beauty world :) x

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  2. The swatches look really pretty *-*

  3. Ah what a gorgeous palette - seems pretty pigmented as well, great bargain! :) x

    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

  4. Whoa! Those swatches!!!! Such a beautiful palette, for such a steal too. <3

    <a href='http://www.juyey.com"> Juyey</a> xx

  5. I can't believe how good of value this palette is, your swatches are brilliant too!!
    Lucy at Lucyy Writes

  6. Gosh, this looks like a great palette. I love the colour range & its a bargain. I need to get myself one.

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  8. I might look into getting that, the naked palettes are a little out of my price range!
    Megan x

  9. I love this palette, I use it all the time!

  10. Haha I literally just bought this earlier this afternoon as i thought it looked like it could be a good dupe for the naked palette! Haven't tried it yet but it looks like I'm going to love it :) I plan on using my own brushes too. Great post hun :) xxx


  11. Ooh that sounds and looks so pretty! What a bargain :)

    Sophie x

  12. Oooh they are gorgeous colours! I love them all. Reminds me of the Naked palettes!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  13. Oh my Gpsh what GORGEOUS colours!!
    What a bargain to,
    Much like a Naked Palette Dupe?

    Kelly from | Day Dreams & Daisy Chains


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