W7 Africa Blush Review

I have had this pretty boxed ‘blush’ in my stash for quite a long while by now, so I definitely felt like it was time for a review. Read along for an in-depth review about this pretty little product!

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The entire concept of this thing is that it is a boxed ‘blush’. It is supposed to be a dupe for the Too Faced boxed blushes / bronzers, but nothing from Too Faced is quite like this one. The little box is just a carton-like package, a little square box which is just big enough to swirl your brush in. It’s black with the print of Africa itself on the front of the box with Africa printed over the country in pink. In very small letters on the bottom right, you can find the letters saying ‘by W7‘. Just slightly pull the top off, or just stop holding the bottom and hold to top and shake it a bit for the bottom to fall out.

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The contents of the box are a mini NARS Ita Brush dupe, which is held on a little plastic thing so that it won’t touch the blush (hygienic! Plus points for W7) and of course the blush itself. Now the blush is quite special, as it contains three colours: a really nice, Barbie-pink blush colours in mainly the middle and some sides, a really dark brown colour and a light coral colour (warm brown in the box) lining out the blush.

cool-toned pink, warm coral/brown, sheer dark brown and mixed (going from the left to the right)
cool-toned pink, warm coral/brown, sheer dark brown and mixed (going from the left to the right)
Now everything seems to be extremely shimmery, but once you apply it, the shimmer just disappears. The corally colour doesn’t look very corally, neither, more like a very pinky toned brown on the skin. This is why I find contouring with this really nice, it does look good if you properly blend it out. With this blush, you get four shades in total in the entire box – Barbie-pink, light coral and a sheer dark brown colour, as well as the result when everything is swirled together.

The blush mixed on the cheeks, and the corally and sheer dark brown colour as a contour.
The blush mixed on the cheeks, and the corally and sheer dark brown colour as a contour.
I feel like the swatches don’t do this blush justice, as when the colours are swirled together, and even individually, they look very different on the cheeks themselves. On the skin, when everything is swirled together, everything looks very warm and like a very pink toned bronzer. When used lightly, it can look amazing, so make sure to be very careful with the application of this blush! Less is more, here in this case.

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I do love this blush a lot, and I definitely recommend it if you enjoy either really warm blushes. It is under ā‚¬5,-, so I’d definitely go pick it up!

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