Product Type: Boots makeup
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17 Range From Boots
Member Name: angelboouk
17 Range From Boots
Advantages: affordable prices, wide range of products, shades, packaging, display
Disadvantages: nothing really
~Boots 17 Range~
17 is a range of cosmetics which are exclusive to Boots stores. This range is available in most larger and some smaller Boots stores and the products are neatly arranged on a well lit display.
The 17 range includes a wide selection of cosmetics including make up for the lips, eyes and face. Other cosmetics in this range include products for the nails, tanning products, accessories and at certain times of the year they also offer some gift sets with a mix of cosmetics from the range.
*Eyes - 17 offer a selection of mascara, eyeshadow and eye pencils in various colours. Prices range from £2.89 - £6.49
*Face - the biggest collection of cosmetics in this range is face make up. The 17 range includes a few different foundations, powders, concealers, blushers and also a BB cream. Prices range from £3.49 to £6.99
*Lips - here we have a selection of lip gloss, lipsticks and lip pencils. Prices range from £2.59 -£4.99
*Nails - everything from quick drying nail colours to glittery top coats. This range also includes press on nails. Prices range from £2.00 - £5.49
*Tan - bronzers and liquid tanning gels. Prices range from £2.19 - £3.66
*Accessories - brushes and sharpeners. Prices from £1.99 - £2.99.
*Gifts - Lots of beautiful gift sets including eyeshadows, nail colours, lipglosses or a mixture of everything in one palette. Prices range from £6.00 - £35.00
The 17 range is often on some kind of special offer including '3 for 2' or 'save £xx'. The current offer is spend £5.99 and receive a nice eye palette for free.
I buy make up on a regular basis and whilst I favour premium brands including Dior and YSL, I can't afford them often. My favourite Boots brand is No7 but I do like the 17 range and buy from it often. We have no less than 6 Boots stores within a 2mile radius of us - one of which is a 2minute walk from my home. The small Boots near my home stocks the 17 range and often has additional reductions so I buy from there or the larger Boots store. The entire range is also available online from www.boots.com.
A few of my friends buy from this range so it does seem to be quite popular. The products are decently packaged in durable and fairly stylish yet simple pots/tubes/bottles. The display in any stores I have visited has been well arranged and everything is priced marked. I feel the prices are really good given the quality of the products on offer. With nothing costing more than £6.99, it does represent really good value for money in my opinion and is more purse friendly that the No7 range.
I like to buy when they have the free gift offers on as I am getting something extra for my money. The best free gift (and one which comes up often) is a set including a full size eyeliner, lipgloss and eyeshadow. You also get advantage card points too so it is a win win situation. I don't think I have ever had a bad experience with the 17 range but then again, I haven't tried every product in the range. The tanning products for example, do not appeal to me as they aren't really my thing. I can only give an opinion of what I have used.
*Eyeshadow - I love the glitter eyeshadows in this range. My favourite is 'Night Sky' which is a gorgeous, glittery black colour and is well priced at £3.89. The trio eyeshadows are great too and available in some unusual colours. Check out 'Dolly Mixture' from the Candy Collection which is priced at £5.49 - it is absolute gorgeous!
*Other eye cosmetics - Flawless Finish Mascara is great for excellent looking lashes and is priced at £5.99 which I am more than happy to pay for a decent mascara. 17 offer a few different eyeliner products but I favour the simple kohl pencil in shade black priced at just £2.89.
*Foundation/Powder/Blush - I'm not a fan of liquid foundations but 17 have a great range available with lots of shades to suit all skin tones. I like the Miracle Matt Loose Powder which is incredibly fine and lasts well. I have medium skin tone and this suits my skin well. It is priced at £5.49 and one compact lasts for ages. The blushers are great too and provide a nice flush of colour for my cheeks.
*Nails - The colour choice is brilliant and the range is quite extensive. I have only tried the Lasting Fix range and find shade 'Pink Grapefruit' to be lovely and summer. These are only £2.00 at the moment and last nicely without chipping. I quite like the look of the glittery range so will be buying some soon.
The 17 range offers affordable products which are of a decent quality. There is plenty of choice for everyone when it comes to shades to suit all skin tones, eye colours or personal preferences so I can highly recommend it. I would be more than happy to receive one of the special Christmas gift sets as they represent value for money.
5 stars - thanks for reading :)
Summary: great quality cosmetics