I think you’ll all have realised by now that I’m OBSESSED with eyeshadow palettes. I definitely collect eyeshadow palettes but I’ll be honest, I usually opt for higher end palettes rather than drugstore ones and that isn’t because I don’t like cheaper eyeshadows, I just think the quality is usually better with higher end palettes.
I don’t usually show much interest in makeup dupes either but when I saw that W7 had released the ‘Delicious’ palette as a dupe for the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette, I knew I needed to try it!
So, how do the two compare?
The packaging is designed so you can see the resemblance but it isn’t a direct copy, which I like.
As much as I love the suede packaging of the Anastasia palette, it’s highly impractical and mine is already ruined whereas the W7 palette has a smooth plastic packaging which wipes clean much easier.
It’s when you open the palette and see the colours that you realise that the W7 Delicious palette is definitely designed to imitate the Modern Renaissance Palette.
When I first opened the W7 palette, I didn’t think they were exactly the same in terms of colour selection but when I put the two next to each other, I soon realised they’re practically identical.
For some reason, I felt I had a better colour selection in the Anastasia palette and could do a whole eye look with that palette while I felt I couldn’t do that with the W7 palette. Maybe it’s the colour payoff that made me feel like that?
I think it’s fair to say that the quality and pigmentation was always going to be a bit different between these two palettes because of the price difference.
The Anastasia palette is one of the best quality I’ve tried but in all fairness, for what I paid which was about £5, the W7 palette quality and pigmentation was not bad.
The colours definitely aren’t as intense but you do get a decent amount of colour pay off and they blend very easily.
This palette would be great for people just getting into doing eye makeup because the colours don’t apply too bright and boldly and blend out quite sheer which makes them very easy to work with.
Overall, I’d say the W7 palette is a great affordable purchase if you want beauty on a budget but if you’re after the quality and pigmentation of the Anastasia palette, I’d buy the original!
I hope you’ve found this useful, I’d love to know if you’ve tried both and how you think they compare!