This week I am taking a closer look at the Postie+ makeup. Finding makeup that doesn’t break the bank can be a challenge. Each makeup item in this post costs under $20, there are even some high end dupes in there! If you want to find out more, keep reading!
If you haven’t already, check out my haul post from last week and see all of the beauty goodies Postie+ sent me. As I also disclosed in my previous post, I did receive these items for free, but I am not being paid or sponsored to review, and all of my opinions are honest and unbiased.
First of all I want to talk about the W7 Colour Me Buff palette. I’m certain I have seen this called ‘In the Buff’ before, maybe it has been rebranded? Anyway, on swatching the shadows, I am really impressed with the pigmentation.
I don’t buy a lot of highstreet/drugstore makeup, I often swatch eyeshadows, and while a lot are good, I can recognise the quality difference. The Colour Me Buff palette is $15 NZD so for that price I really wasn’t expecting this kind of colour pay off. They also lasted extremely well on my lids with no creasing or flaking.
I found the colour selection instantly reminiscent of the Urban Decay Naked palette. With a bit of careful swatch comparison, I was able to pair up most of the shades from each palette. While it isn’t an exact pan for pan match, I’d say it’s a pretty good dupe.
Moving on to the BYS Highlighting Trio, the pigmentation of the shimmer shades is fabulous! There is a cooler tone and a warmer tone, both apply beautifully. I have fair skin, and both shades suited me, the warmer shade looked a bit more intense. I found the matte slightly too chalky to use under my eyes, but for $10 I would re-buy the palette for the two shimmer highlights.
The W7 Contour Kit has a trio of colours. The cooler of the bronze shades is for contouring, while the warmer shade is for all over bronzing. Finally there is a yellow based highlighter for brightening the high points of your face.
I really enjoyed using this palette, and found the colours to be very similar to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light. As you can see from my swatches, the W7 shades are not as pigmented, but a great cheaper alternative at $15.
Brows & Concealer
Other products used were the W7 Brow Bar; I really liked the pigment and texture of this powder, but I really did not get on with the stencil. Watch the video below to see more! I also used the W7 Tea Tree Concealer, which I am pleasantly surprised at how well it blended and concealed. The ‘fragrance’ of the tea tree could be a little overpowering to use near the eyes if you are quite sensitive, but it was fine for me.
If you want to see all these products in action, and how I came up with the look above, watch this weeks YouTube video:
The only makeup product from the haul not used in the video is the W7 The Nudes quad. I have to be honest, I am not impressed by the palette. The quality in comparison to the Colour Me Buff is quite poor. It is absolutely fine if you want something very subtle and easy to correct if you are new at makeup. Personally the shadows have too much fall out and are not pigmented enough for me.
Skincare from Postie+
You may be wondering how I got on with the skin care products… I have been slowly making my way through them, and have enjoyed the various masks, patches and strips. I don’t use a lot of these weird and wonderful products, I’m quite simplistic with my skincare routine usually involving makeup removal, cleansing, scrubbing and moisturising. The tea tree nose pore strips did take a lot of shine from my nose, so I really liked that. Also I’m a big micellar water fan, and the Beauty Formulas did not disappoint!
W7 and Beauty Formulas are British brands, so are available internationally. BYS is an Australian brand, so I’m not sure of the international availability. Of course all products mentioned are available at Postie+.
Let me know if you have spotted any of your favourites in this post!