I have always been a neutral eyeshadow kind of girl but ever since I rediscovered my Sleek Sunset Palette, I have been drawn to brighter colours. I found this W7 Neon Nights Electric Eyeshadow Palette in my local TK Maxx and I can't get enough of it. I was impressed with my first W7 In the Buff Toasted Palette (review here) so I had high expectations for this palette and it did not let me down. I am aware they are largely sold online so it is always a delight seeing them in-store. Again, I was lucky that this palette was untouched because some makeup products in TK Maxx are left in less than sanitary conditions. Thank goodness, it was not and I picked up an extra one for my sister who loves bright colours.
How is it that W7 just keeps killing it with amazing packaging? I absolutely adored the W7 In The Buff packaging which is a lovely tin palette and I thought they could not outdo themselves. I was wrong; so wrong!! The Neon Nights packaging is absolutely stunning and a sight to behold. I don't think the pictures even do it justice because it is so pretty in real life. Its packaging is made from transparent hard plastic; I think more of an acrylic material similar to Muji storage. It feels super sturdy and the fact that it is transparent makes it look even prettier. It has a small eyeshadow brush which I like and it's also made from the same transparent plastic material like palette.
Shades in the Palette
The eyeshadows are neon coloured and I seriously love every single eyeshadow in the palette. I know it looks very scary at first especially if you are not a fan of colours. However, the colours in the palette really complement each other. There are 12 eyeshadows in the palette made up of several textures including matte, shimmer and satin. The texture feels very buttery to touch and it is so easy to apply. They don't have names so I am just going to describe them with their actual colours and textures starting from L-R...
Neon Yellow: A bright neon yellow shade with a matte texture
Metallic Silver: A beautiful metallic grey silver shade with a shimmer finish/texture
Turquoise Blue: A lovely turquoise/aquamarine blue shade with a satin finish and slight shimmer
Neon Orange: A beautiful neon citrus/orange shade with a matte finish (or maybe satin, I can't decide)
Fuchsia Pink: A deep fuschia pink shade with a matte finish which still looks so amazing.
Deep Green: I fee so confused by this colour because it look like a good mix of green and blue (A warm deep green)
Metallic Pink: A metallic pink shade with a satin finish
Matte Blue: A lovely blue shade with a matte finish which I love
Deep Cranberry: A metallic deep cranberry shade with a satin finish.
Royal Purple: My favourite colour in this palette; A deep purple shade with a satin finish.
Leaf Green: A Neon green shade with a shimmer finish.
Neon Green: A matte neon green shade with slight shimmers.
The pigmentation is really lovely and it is definitely better than the In the Buff Palette. I was really pleased about that because the last thing anyone wants is eyeshadows that lack pigmentation. I find that the pigmentation is quite uniform except for the yellow shade which doesn't quite show up on my skin. It can be applied with any brush including the one that comes with the palette and fingers as well. However, I use my makeup brushes for it because I feel it works best. I have not tried using it without a primer but I think it would still have impressive pigmentation. It is very long lasting and it lasted me all day all the times I have used it. All the eyeshadows apply really well with minimal fallouts which is music to my ears because it makes makeup application much neater.
How I use it
I filmed a tutorial showing how I use this palette and as I mentioned earlier, the colours are complementary. If you are new to colour, you would find a few colours that can be used together like I used in the tutorial above. You can find a direct link here and subscribe here if you want to see more tutorials. I used three eyeshadows from the palette; the orange shade (an amazing transition colour), the cranberry shade (to add more definition to the crease) and the beautiful purple shade (on the lids). I already have more ideas for ore tutorials for this look and I am a little obsessed with this palette for now. I feel it is the perfect Spring and Summer eyeshadow palette.
It retails for £5.99 which I think is such a bargain for the quality of eyeshadows you get let alone the packaging. I am beginning to think I may prefer the W7 Eyeshadow palettes to the Makeup Revolution palettes which I already love. At the price, you can't really go wrong. It's much easier to travel with and I only wish that it came with a mirror but I guess they have their reasons for not including one. You can find it here on Amazon UK for £5.49 and Amazon US for $7.69. I know it is also sold on Ebay but I did not buy mine from there so I can't really vouch for any seller who stocks this palette hence no link.
I don't want to sound too repetitive but I love this palette so much and I have got so much use from it already. It has really pushed me to experiment again with colours and now I am looking to purchase more products from W7 because I am very impressed with the two products I have tried so far. That's pretty much it and I hope you enjoyed this somewhat different post. If you would like to see more looks with this palette, let me know. If you are not already subscribed to my channel, here is a link to subscribe for more looks. Hope you are having an amazing weekend and I would see you in my next post. Have you tried the W7 Neon Nights Eyeshadow Palette?
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