Don't worry I have not been committing crimes against nature that day will come should I decide to reproduce. I was in my local Savers and noticed they had a small selection of W7 cosmetics admittedly not a brand I'm over familiar with but with all the glowing reports I've viewed I thought I'd give some of it a chance.
Let's get the elephant out of the room, yep the box packaging just screams Benefit, they even have a similar brush but W7 are not the first and I doubt they'll be the last to replica this design of packaging. Its sturdy and can take a good bash in a handbag so maybe that's what makes it a winning design?
Africa is marketed as a bronzer (it's not but more on that later) and is leopard print in design even down the the 'bronzer' housed inside. The powder is soft and easy to pick up on a brush but can be a little chalky and does have quite a bit of fall out. I guess one can't complain too much as I did pick it up for a mere £2.99 but keep in mind how great the MUA products of late have been and how little their price tags are!
Now on to this bronzer business, bronzer it is not. Once swirled together it forms an iridescent pale pink shade which is cool in tone. It's not to dissimilar from the sort of effect Benefit Moonbeam gives. I see this as a highlighter or at a very hard push a pale almost frost blush but it does not bronze in any shape or form.
Once I bought it I was taken aback by how alike Africa looks to Too Faced Pink Leopard powder. They look very very similar in pan form but once swatched you can see Africa is more pink than anything else and Pink Leopard is most definitely a metallic bronze shade. So Africa is not a dupe for Too Faced Pink Leopard but does look freakishly alike in pan form.
Overall Africa is a pretty enough highlighting powder great for those who want to expand on their highlight collection or anyone who is new to the highlighting products in general.
Do you own any W7 products? Thoughts please...