Friday, 19 June 2009

Amazing website find - 77 colour pallette for under £5!

I am very excited to share with you a website I found recently. Well, actually I spied it on the lovely wallowpea's blog so she takes the credit. The website in question is called www.beautyspot.co.uk and to quote it's front page offers "a wide range of branded cosmetics and fragrances such as skin care products, eyeliners, eye shadow and more at discounted prices".

Now I am a bit of a bargain hunter (well, when I start hitting my overdraft limit!) so have come across a few such websites, such as www.saveonmakeup.co.uk or www.love-makeup.co.uk - but have never been a fan of the former as the products are a bit rubbish, and the latter doesn't seem all that cheap to me. However beauty-spot fits nicely in the middle, it has a range of low to mid/borderline high range products and a couple of awesome finds, which I am going to share with you now.

Now the most amazing product on this site is (as mentioned in the blog title) a 77 colour palette by the brand w7 for under £5. Yep, kid you not. Apparently it's RRP price is £10, but beauty-spot sells it for £4.95. That's half the price of a MAC shadow and a fraction of the price of any similar coastal scents palettes.

Now whilst me blabbing on to you is all good and well, I think it's only fair I show you some photos, so let's start with this palette and I will move onto some other items I got.

Firstly the 77 palette. I have placed a MAC eyeshadow on the side (I think it's wedge) so you can get an idea of the size of each colour.


Photo without flash - colours are more vibrant in true light



With flash - a better representation of the colour.

Now I did think about doing swatches of this, but I have had a very long day (got up at 6am for work, got back at half 5 this evening) so am going to leave it. However if you really want to see the swatches then leave a note in the comments and I will try to sort that out. All I can say for pigmentation is that 75% of the colours are excellent, and then rest are ok - which for the price isn't bad. They are certainly all wearable, you will just have to work a little harder to get better payoff on some of the colours. It does come with two applicators, which I have thrown away because they are always utter poo.

Next we have another palette from the same w7 brand; this contains 10 colours and comes in at £3.95. There are three sets of these on beauty-spot, and I purchased the gold and brown set which has some lovely colours for blue eyes.


With flash

And swatches without flash...


The swatches don't do it justice I'm afraid.

Now this for me is the star palette, the colours are lovely and warm, all with a bit of sparkle and a good amount of pigmentation. I used this palette the other day and found that my shadow stayed on all day and applied well. Thumbs up from me! And at £3.95 you really can't go wrong.

Next we have a dazzle dust dupe for £1.95. Yep, less than £2. I told you this website was amazing :-)

SO there are called carnival dust and are again from w7.



Colours left to right (top row) Glam lime, Gold gold, Gold turquoise
(bottom row) Papaya, Glamour fudge, Glitter olive.

I have popped a dazzledust on the side and as you can see they are the same size. You do get a little more product in the dazzle dust, as BarryM fill them right to the top, but otherwise they are exactly the same. The w7 range is pretty limited colour wise - I think there are maybe 15 in total, but still, for £1-95 it's not too much of a big deal because other than that I don't think you can spot a difference in quality.

Finally these items were also purchased from beauty spot. We have a sally hanson cream eyeshadow palette, which is tiny (you can fit this palette in your hand) so I doubt it will get much use.




And finally we have a stila it lip gloss at £3.95 and a w7 glitter eyelinerat £1.95 . I did get another one of these in a jade colour, but I have misplaced it (which if you saw the state of my room you would understand why). Both of these are pretty decent products, the lip gloss does exactly what it says on the tin and the eye liner has very small finely filled glitter so is easily applied and lasts all day. If you find the collection 2000 glam crystals too heavy glitter wise this is certainly a better (and cheaper) option.




So what do we all think, yay or nay to beauty-spot.co.uk? I think yay, not only are these prices crazy, but you get a free gift with orders over £20 and free shipping with orders over £40. Unfortunately I think I now own everything worth owning on this site, but may check back for offers every now and again.

Finally I am still working on how to do this high/low end product challenge. I was thinking of posting a photo of each look I do and then get you to guess which is the high and which is the low end. Then at the end of the week tell you how much each look costs. Let me know if you like the sound of this and I will start on Monday :-)

12 comments:

Victoria said...

I like the idea of doing 2 looks and seeing if there's a difference. Great idea!
xx

hazeleyes said...

Those palettes look awesome! I will definately be checking out that website! xXx

Cat said...

@ Victoria - I agree, I really want to compare the prices of each look, I think they may be shocking yet insightful :-)

@ Hazekeyes - You really should, it's fantastic! xx

Lil said...

Woah! Those are some hardcore bargains!
I'm going to check it out, thanks for this.

Cat said...

@ lil - they are indeed. One word of caution however, don't buy the brushes! I tried a face brush and it was utter c**p! xx

Crissy said...

Oh definitely interested in that 77
palette.

Swatches please! :]

MissDollyGal said...

I have the 77 palette and love it. Once you've used the colours more than once, the pigmentation starts to pick up, and I find that they're really blendable.
How many brown shadows can you get though? I was a little disappointed that they didn't replace some of them with more vibrant colours, but the greens and blues are lovely.
xx

Cat said...

@ Crissy - when I get a chance I will pop some pics up.

@Missdollygal - yeah there are too many browns, at least you'll never be short of a neutral look :-)

It would be great if they released a bright palette, and they could probably get away with charging little more for it too. xx

Lucy said...

blinking heck bargins!!
ive given you a blog award on my blog :) x
lu x

mememe89 said...

The 77 colour palette and the dazzle dusts are really nice, admittedly. W7 has quite good lip glosses, too, actually; I got the 03 one and it's not too sticky and smells and tastes nice ;) x

It's Nicola said...

WOW that's a big palette! Are the colours well pigmented? I might have to get myself some of these, I am severely lacking in the eye shadow department! xx

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