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Brand: Boots 17 / Type: Blushers / Subcategory: Powder / Dermatologically tested: yes

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      10.12.2013 11:31
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      perfect blusher

      17 Boots Blush Powder:
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      In the town where I live, Boots is the prime place to buy cosmetics from. We have a Superdrug store but the staff in there make you feel uneasy with them constantly watching the make up aisle for shop lifters. I prefer to buy from Boots because their 17 brand is brilliant. The prices are brilliant for the quality of the products. I bought this 17 blush powder for £3.49 in the colour First Flush as it was the most pink and I wanted something to brighten up my skin. I have olive skin but my face seems to be a little paler than the rest of my body so I like to have some colour to my cheeks.

      I used to just use bronzer powders but I decided to try something different. I apply the blush first to give myself a sweet rosy glow to my cheeks then afterwards, I apply a matte bronzer which just dulls the colour down to a more earthy colour as this is the look I was after. This blusher would be perfect for people with light skin as it does really help to brighten your face and bring out some warmth to your cheeks. Especially in the winter when we're all looking pale from the lack of sun tans.

      This blusher comes in 7 different shades online but instore, I've only ever come across 3 shades (although it might depend on the size of the store).The colours are different shades of pink with some dusty pink to baby pink. It comes in a round pot with a clear lid and is easy to apply with a blusher brush. The powder is so soft and easy to blend into your skin without having to apply pressure with the brush.

      I really enjoy using this blusher as it gives brilliant results each time I use it. I have used all sorts of different powders and even creams over the years and I haven't found one like this where I can blend it well with my brown bronzer to create a lovely glow to my cheeks. If I am going out for an evening, I will use it without bronzer and apply a little more than usual to give me a nice warming glow.

      I would highly recommend this blusher to anyone who uses it regularly or someone who is looking for a bit of a fresh rosy glow to their cheeks. Obviously application is different on everyone and you need to just use a little at a time to create a natural look. Light application to the brush is very important as if you apply to much you can end up looking like a very embarrassed clown. I give this blusher 5/5 stars for giving great results every time.

      Thanks for reading my review

      Helen190390

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      15.07.2013 22:30
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      Good product once again from 17

      So i purchased 17 blush on a 3 for 2 offer on a whim really.... meaning i didnt really need blush and just thought why not! My makeup bag needed a bit of an overall as i tend to just re-buy products ive used before out of ease really. I was pleasantly surprised by this little pink pot.

      *DESCRIPTION*

      So 17 blush powder is from Boots and is a small black pot with a round screw lid without a brush... simply blush! As far as im aware there are around 7 shades to choose from to suit many skin tones. I used the NUDE shade which is a dark pink. I chose this i do not like bright pink, 'barbie' like blusher.... i prefer the natural look as much as possible.

      *PRICE/PACKAGING*

      The items retails in Boots at £3.49, though there are more often than not good deals going! I think the price is very reasonable for the product and reflects the range well in quality and value.

      *PRODUCT*

      The product itself does the job nicely, i was looking for a natural blush and i do use it sparingly. The fact it does not come with a brush was no problem for me as i never use the little ones that often come with such product, but i understand others may do.

      I do use a small amount on my brush and give the brush a tap before applying and setting my makeup. My only moan about this product really would be that i found it did not seem to last very long, though blusher is not too much bother to quickly reapply throughout the day so its not really an issue.

      *OVERALL*

      I would recommend this product as i like the look, shade range, price and packaging. Another great product from 17- still remains one of my fav brands!

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      26.11.2012 19:02
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      A good, economy and everyday purchase that is real value for money!

      I own absolutely loads of blushers. When I was younger I never much saw the point of them now though since I hit my 30's I really do. I am really, really pale skinned and do have cheekbones though if I don't add a little colour to them they're not all that noticeable. Most of my blushers at the moment are Ruby & Millie and Max Factor ones but looking though my make up bag the other day for inspiration for some reviews I spotted this half used up one I forgot I had. Yes I 'had' moved on from it now but only because I favoured other brands and colours I have in my collection at the moment.

      This came in a round screw pot which is dark blue plastic and with a see through window to the top of it with 17 written and then on the underside the colour is stated, we are told what it is and contact details for Boots are given. No applicator came with this as did no mirror but then I prefer to use my own mirror and make up brush anyway so this isn't an issue for me! A quick look on the website tells me now that the packaging is the same apart from now it is black plastic opposed to the blue I have

      The Blusher:

      This is a lightweight, none glittery blusher but very pigmented with colour even though I have a light shade. It is available to purchase in 5 colours at the moment all of which are shades of pink which is a bit of a shame if you don't like pink of course and would prefer a more peachy tone and the likes. The colour I have is 'Nude' a very light pink indeed and I felt at the time it was the best shade to compliment my light skintone with.

      This can be popped onto naked cheeks or over make up, I always applied this over foundation and under pressed/loose powder. It always went on like a dream and was easy to blend and I could build the colour up with a few sweeps. As I have already said this is a lightweight blusher and not thick or heavy and always left my skin feeling smooth as silk after applying it.

      A good thing with this one is that once applied it stayed put for hours and hours very subtly, never disappeared on me and if I wanted to add another layer for a bit of extra colour of an evening I could without it looking caked on. It has no real fragrance to it and lasted ages on my face (though it is easily removed with your usual make up removing routine by the way) and in the pot!

      I had moved on to other colours from this which is the only reason I forgot all about it and not because it isn't good quality or that I didn't like it, sometimes we just change our looks but since wearing it since I have found it is very much back in use for daytime wear for me due to the colour and has been saved from the bin all because of me reviewing it!

      A great buy at only £3.79 a blusher and its only available from Boots and from Boots.com and at the moment Boots are running are promotion of buy one get one half price on cosmetics at the moment so its an even better purchase at the moment!

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      10.02.2012 14:05
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      Well worht trying and there are 5 shades that you can pick from

      I have never really tried blush or bronzer before but after watching a make up tutorial on Youtube I saw how effective it could be. So when I was next walking past our local Boots store I popped in to have a look. I first looked at a Maybelline Blusher which was around £6 and thought that I would be best off with a cheaper one in case I didn't like who they look. So I toddled off to the Natural Collection and No17 stands, there was only one blusher in the Natural Collection range and it looked way to dark but when I saw there was a choice of 5 shades from No 17 it caught my attention.

      I decided to get the Plum Puff shade and the little pot only set me back £3.49, so I was well pleased. The powder comes in a small black pot with a screw top clear lid. The little pot is full of blusher so you get a good amount. When I got home I found out a blusher brush and as the tutorial had told me smiles and swept the blusher over the apples of my cheeks and up the cheekbone. After a little practise at applying I got the look just right. The Plum Puff shade was just the right shade and added just enough colour to make me look healthy and glowing.

      17 offer the blusher in 5 shades:-
      Damson Wine
      First Flush
      Nude
      Plum Puff
      China Pink

      They range from a light glow to rosy cheeks. And they work really well. They sweep onto the skin easily and despite it being powder it gives a silky coverage.

      I have stuck with the Plum Puff shade and now use it as part of my staple makeup routine

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      20.10.2011 23:24
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      Affordable blush to give you that subtle glow!

      Being a fan of the 17 range from boots and looking for new blusher, I decided to give their blusher range a go. I wanted something that would give me a subtle glow and nothing that would make my cheeks look to pink and end up looking like a clown.

      ***THE BLUSH***
      The blush powder comes in 5 different shades, the colours range from a very light pink to a much darker pink colour. The powders come in a black plastic pot which has a clear plastic lid, which simply screws on and off. This cost me £3.69 from Boots. Normally when you go into the store there are testers so you can see which colour is suitable for you. I am quite pale, so I went for a lighter shade rather than a darker one. The one I went for is called Damson Wine. The pots of blush are very small and compact so they fit into a bag or make up bag very easily, which is handy when on the move.
      Before applying the product I ran my finger lightly across the surface of the blush to see how the colour looked and to see how easily the colour would apply to my cheeks. The blusher felt really smooth and silky.

      ***APPLICATION***
      Using a medium sized brush I rang it across the top of the blush powder and then blew off any access powder which may fall down onto the rest of my face when applying the product. I gently swept the brush across one cheek and then the other. I then waited for a few seconds to see how it looked. I was quite surprised that this one sweep gave me some lovely colour into my cheeks. There was no need to do a second sweep of colour as this would have been too dark. The blusher seemed to apply very easily and felt smooth and looked flawless against my skin. The blusher is very silky so glides on easily and looks very natural.

      ***RESULTS***
      I applied the blusher late morning and this lasted all day, until it was time to take it off. No time at all did the blusher fade, smudge or wear off, even though I re-applied some loose powder over the top. The colour stayed the same and I had a lovely subtle colour in my cheeks all night. The blusher comes off very easily with a facial wipe. There is no need to scrub or rub hard to get this off of your cheeks. I was really pleased at how long-lasting this was and even though it could fit into my bag quite easily, there's no need as I didn't need to re-apply it at all.

      ***OVERALL OPINION***
      This blusher applies to the skin very easily to give a natural colour/glow to the cheeks. A little bit of this product goes a long way, so there is no need to apply to much and this means that the blusher will last for ages as well. I think the blusher is really good value and is good quality. It gives the desired look I want and it isn't as expensive as other brands available to buy in boots. I will continue to use this blusher and hope they don't discontinue this specific shade of blusher. I would highly recommend this product to others.


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        05.06.2011 21:38
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        A hit or miss depending on your shade selection

        Whilst strolling through boots one day, I came across the 17 make-up section. What caught my eye was some beautiful shades of blusher, and with a "just in" sticker placed on the front, how could a girl resist? There was a few shades to choose from, but "First Flush" caught my eye the most. It is a very strong, dolly pink shade, and under the shop lights really stood out amongst the other shades. At £3.49, it is undoubtedly the least I have ever paid for a blusher. Was this an absolute steal or would it let me down?

        As you may imagine from the shade, this blusher is pigment rich. I applied over my liquid foundation, with my Dior blusher brush. My usual technique is to smile, and apply on the apples of my cheeks and then blend out. With my regular Dior blusher, I am used to applying several sweeps on each cheek, to build up the cover evenly whilst blending carefully, to ensure each cheek is identical and the overall effect is not too subtle or too strong.

        With the 17 blusher however, because it is *so* pigment rich, I found it very difficult to achieve any subtlety, even if I only applied a small amount to the brush and brushed it onto my hand first to remove any excess powder... everytime it just comes out BRIGHT pink and I look like a child who has been in Mommy's make-up bag. It is also nigh on impossibly to blend out or reduce the effect. It was a bit of a disappointment, and afterwards my blusher brush is coated in it's pigments - something which normally takes a long time to happen with my other blushers.

        Having said that, I have pale skin and I appreciate there is a chance I simply have gone too bright for my own colouring. I think if you are someone with a dark skintone, or someone who wears quite thick make-up then this blusher would be perfect for you because it really does show up on the skin. Although it's a blusher I personally struggle to get right because in all honesty it doesn't suit me - I still don't wish to write it off because quite simply, the colour I chose "First Flush" is a very pretty colour.

        It should also be noted that to appreciate the true shade of the no 17 blushers (of which there are 6 to choose from: Damson Wine, First Kiss, First Flush, Nude, Plum Puff, and China Pink) , you should really look at them in store, not online. When researching the other shades on the Boots website, I noticed how different "First Flush" looks in the picture as it actually does in real life. The sample pics are also way too tiny to decide if the shade is right for you, so definitely try the tester on your hand in store to be sure!

        As for the packaging, I have to say I am really impressed with it's design and funtionability. The pot is made of a solid plastic, and is black with a clear lid to see the exact shade you are buying. It is a screw-cap mechanism so no flipping off the lid and the product going everywhere in your bag! It is also lightweight, and about 2 inches in diameter so very portable and would be great for travelling with. Overall, the packaging is really sleek and certainly much less bulky than other blushers I own. It also doesn't look or feel cheap, given in price - cheap is exactly what it is!

        Unfortunately, unless I miraculously get a deep tan this summer (unlikely given I am literally the white sheep of the family), then this blusher doesn't suit me. I have struggled to get a subtle effect from it, however I will persist as it's so beautiful. I also feel that it is very reasonably priced compared to it's competitors - Benefit, Max Factor and Mac to name a few. If you are someone who doesn't want to spend an awful lot on make-up, then this is a product you may well like. Just make sure to try it first, so you buy a shade which suits you, and try not to apply a lot of product to your blusher brush!

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          26.08.2010 13:21
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          A superb low priced blusher

          *Introduction*

          17 Blush Powder is actually a product that I bought after reading a review on it on dooyoo. I was amazed at the glowing review it was given by a member especially since it retailed at such a low price. As I am a huge fan of blusher as I don't have any sort of cheekbones to speak of, I use it regularly. But I can't afford to spend huge amounts on blusher all the time so I thought why not try a budget buy from the 17 brand. I have bought products from them before and have found some to be excellent and some to be dire. I was hoping this would fall into the first category...

          *About the Product*

          17 Blush Powder from rosey cheeked to natural colour. 17 Blush Powder gives a no-fuss blush in 6 soft shades. Pick the one that suits your skin tone, smile and sweep it on. A flush of color boosts the face, it makes you look refreshed, revived and sexy.

          *Application*

          First of all, you must remember that this blusher does not come with an applicator so you'll need to riffle through your make up brushes and find a blusher brush. A good brush for me is essential and spending a little bit more on it always works in your favour. When you have a brush at the ready, the application of this blusher is very simple. All you need to do is get a small amount onto the brush and sweep the brush along your cheekbones to define cheek contours. My advice is to build the colour up little by little. A small amount of this blusher goes a long way and you can always add more colour easier than trying to get rid of it. And if you follow these directions, you'll have cheeks with definition.

          *Price and Availability*

          17 Blush Powder is not widely available to buy as it is a Boots own brand. So you won't find it in Superdrug, Savers or Wilkinsons but you can find it in any Boots stores. Alternatively, you can buy it online from www.boots.co.uk.

          This blusher will set you back just £3.49, a somewhat different price to my favourite Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush which retails at £18. This price is frankly, quite excellent, especially considering the prices of some alternatives that are available on the market and when you see what good quality this blusher is.

          *My Opinion*

          The packaging: It is packaged in a small, round navy pot with a clear, round plastic lid which easily screws on and off. The clear lid means that you can see clearly the colour of the blusher. The plastic lid is relatively hard wearing although it does have a slight crack so I do fear that it might smash and spill the blusher everywhere. Hopefully this won't be the case. And maybe I should learn to take a little more care with it.

          The packaging of this blusher is plain and simple but it does the job. It is the quality of the blusher that is more important than its packaging. The one thing that I do like is that it is compact therefore it doesn't take up too much space in your make up bag.

          Texture and colour: The texture of this blusher is smooth and gentle when applied to your skin. It is applied easily onto your skin and doesn't apply in blocks or patches like some cheap blushers. As for the colour, the colour that I think is a nice calm pink, without be overly bright and looking cheap. I tend to find that it is highly pigmented therefore I only need a single sweep on the blusher on each cheek. And for those who hate glitter or shimmer, you don't need to worry as this doesn't have even the slightest hint of either which makes it perfect for wear during the day.

          Range of colours: There are a range of 6 colours available in this blusher which I think is actually quite a selection. Within these 6 colours, you should find a shade that will suit your skin tone perfectly. I have a pink colour but I'm also tempted to also buy the nude which has a very natural colour.

          Staying power: This blusher really does last a long time. I'm not sure that it quite endures all day long from morning to night, but it certainly lasts until 5-6pm. I would say that you would need to reapply this again should you want that defined look throughout the evening as well but it isn't the perfect product to have for travel so I don't recommend that it is a product that you have in your make up bag to take with you during the day.

          Does this blusher give you a flush of color to boost your face? It most certainly does. I have a pink coloured blusher and it gives a boost to my cheeks the instant that it is applied to my skin. It gives my face a healthier look as I have a very pale complexion.

          Does it make you look refreshed, revived and sexy? Refreshed - check. Revived - check. Sexy - Hm, I'm not sure about that one. Since when has a blusher made you look sexy? Although the definition it gives to my cheeks is quite intense therefore it makes me look and feel better. Not quite sure sexy would be the correct adjective though.

          Longevity of the product: This blusher does last for quite a long time, especially for such a small looking pot. I have had this product for approximately 3 months so far and I have used about a third of it. You can't tell me that this isn't amazing value for money at just £3.49.

          *Would I Recommend The Product?*

          There isn't a doubt in my mind that I would recommend 17 Blush Powder to anyone that is looking for a low price blusher. Obviously it is not quite the same quality of brands like Clinique and Chanel but it is impressive all the same. If you are fair skinned like myself, then this blusher could be exactly what you are looking for to get rid of that pale appearance and give your skin a bit of colour to get a healthier look.

          17 have got this product spot on the money because it is a long-lasting blusher and the effectiveness is also superb. What isn't to recommend about this product?

          *Overall*

          I think that blusher is one of the most important items in my make up bag and this should be the case for all ladies. 17 Blush Powder is sold at a very low price and is surprisingly very good. I was a little doubtful that it would live up to my expectations as I had read good things about it and it really is a good blusher. It may not be one of the very best blushers that I have used but it certainly comes high on my list. And it doesn't have the large price tag that comes with it. If you invest in 17 Blush Powder, you'll have added a great product to your make up collection.

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            27.06.2010 00:03
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            Really good product.

            I have been using this blusher for a few months now, and I have to say I really like it. It is part of the Boots 17 range and is available in 6 shades. Mine is the nude which looks pinker on the website than it actually is.

            The packaging is very basic-the blusher comes in a round, black pot with a transparent lid that allows you to see the product inside. The blusher is a very fine shimmery powder that is very easy to blend. On my skin it looks like a shimmery light brown colour. I love that it gives my skin a natural looking glow. Because of the fine consistency, I just have to sweep my brush across the pot once to get enough powder on it to do one cheek. The staying power isn't too great, and it only lasts about 3-4 hours but at £3.49 for a pot, I think you can afford to do touch-ups as often as you would like. Also, there is a lot of product in the pot so it lasts for quite some time.

            This blusher is dermatologically tested and fragrance-free so people with sensitive skin (like me) can use it without their skin getting irritated.

            I would definitely recommend this product, especially if you're on a budget because I personally prefer this to my pricier Revlon and The Body Shop blushers.

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              15.03.2010 12:47
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              Great product for a great price

              I have used this blusher for a few years now and it's great.

              It's made by the 17 range in boots, which is a resonably priced brand compared to some of the other cosmetics they stock.

              One of these blushers costs around £3.50 and it comes in a small tub with a screw top, I have had problems before with blushers in other style pots breaking and going all over the bottom of my handbag, (so annoying) and as long as you screw the lid back on this securely that can't happen.

              This product comes in a wide range of colours to suit all skin tones, I have a couple of different shades and they are all great. It is a solid block of blusher so you can apply it with your finger, but I find it goes on better with a brush.

              The colours of these blushers are really nice. When you apply it with a brush it's very subtle, which is great for during the day, and if you want a bit more colour for evenings out you can just put a bit more on. I have found some blushers, even with the tiniest bit look really harsh and are really dark.

              This is a great product, and for the price it lasts ages, so it's great value for money, I use this nearly every day and I have found I only have to buy it 2 or 3 times a year, and with so many colours to choose from there must be one for everyone.

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              05.11.2009 17:23
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              A great value blusher that will last for ages!!

              Blusher should be one of the staple items in every girls makeup bag. Especially in the winter when everyone has the tendency to look a bit pale and washed out. Personally, I am pale and fair skinned all the time, only getting a tiny bit of colour in the summer, so a bit of blusher always makes me look nice and healthy.

              The reason I like this range by Boots 17 so much is that it's small and compact, and actually has a colour that suits me! I want just a bit of a darker colour on my cheeks to make my cheek bones come out a bit (it makes you look thinner in the face girls!) and so I'm not really bothered by a lot of the pinks. Of course everyone is different. I'm a brunette and find their Nude shade suits me perfectly - it's not actually 'nude' but more a dark foundation type colour with a hint of pink which looks very natural on me. The pinks are possibly more suited to blondes or lighter brunettes.

              These blushers are just under £3 a pot from Boots which I think is a small price to pay for a good blusher. Bear in mind that you need very little of this - if you get a light pink you perhaps may need a bit more, but Nude in particular will literally give you big dark marks on your face if you use too much! Literally just sweep the brush lightly over the pot and apply gently. Because of this the pot will last you a long time. I wouldn't recommend keeping any makeup for longer than a year because of germs etc - but even after a year I had more than half this pot left - and I use it every day! A little goes a long long way with this product. I ended up throwing the pot away and buying another one, even though it wasn't finished!

              The pots are small and round with a lid that screws off. You don't get a brush with this one, but buy yourself a proper blusher brush (a big one works best) - they are better than those silly little brushes you get with some blushers! Considering I had one of the pots for a year, it never smashed or cracked (the pot or the actual blusher) so I can tell you for sure it's made very well.

              The blushers come in 7 different shades, including the Nude one that I use so there is a good variety available to choose from. The blush is pressed powder so it will come away with a brush fairly easily. This may suit some people but not others. It suits me fine. I have used blushers which are more crumbly than this one (if crumbly is the right word!) so no complaints here. Like I said you only need a little bit anyway so there's no need to go digging around the pot really hard with your brush!

              All in all this is a great blusher - the Nude really suits me and I am sure out of the 7 shades you will find one to suit you. It's great value for money - under £3 and it will last you a whole year. Brilliant. I will say that you will probably need to reapply this once or twice throughout the day but that is normal with most powder blushers I have found - if you want one that stays on all day you're best off spending a bit more money and buying a liquid/mousse style blusher. But this works fine for me. Recommended.

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                09.06.2009 22:02
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                A good buy

                I have naturally pale skin even though I'm a brunette and without a little help from make-up I can look washed out, tired and even ill. I find using a little blusher on my cheeks and across the rest of my face "wakes" me up and makes me look more human, even more so after a late night or heavy night out!

                Now I like to look good but not pay over the odds for it so I'm a big fan in general of Boots 17 range of make-up, a couple of months ago I decided to give their blush powder a try when I was struggling to find anything else that I could afford at the time and that wouldn't seem as it it would make me look like a clown or stripper.

                I paid around £4 for a tub of this blusher which is the most really I'm prepared to pay, any more than that and I think you're just paying over the odds for marketing, packaging etc... I bought a shade called Nude which is what I'd call a brick colour, a reddish tan with a subtle hint of shimmer. The blusher doesn't come with an applicator but I was fine with that as I have a large blusher brush in my make bag already.

                I always apply the rest of my make up before using blusher, preparing my skin with foundation and powder gives the blusher something to stick to and also makes it easier to sweep across my skin. Also having the rest of my face done lets me see how much blusher I actually need to apply, there's nothing worse than ending up looking like a clown or Paris Hilton because you overestimated the amount of colour your skin needed, this is the UK not Vegas!

                The blush powder seems to be almost a cross between pressed and loose powder as it's packaged in a little compact but is quite loose in texture and comes away easily when disturbed by a brush. To use the blush just the slightest touch with a brush on the surface is enough to pick up enough colour, I tap the brush on the edge of the pot to ensure I haven't got too much on the bristles. I sweep the brush across my face and down my neck and it instantly brightens my skin up.

                Because I only need a tiny amount each time I apply this blush it's lasting me a long time. I bought this a couple of months ago and I've barely scratched the surface of it. The pot has been bashed about a bit in my make up bag and therefore the inner pot is ratting around a little but that doesn't prevent me using it.

                I'm really pleased with this product and would definitely buy it again, it would be nice to have a flip top lid instead of the screw top it currently has but at this price I can't really complain.

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                04.08.2008 22:54
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                waste of time

                As with many cheap makeup products, quality isnt the best, however, due to lack of money funds buying a new blusher was hard and I couldnt get a decent make. So I went into boots and bought the 17-blush powder in 'brickie'. It was around £4 so very cheap and I got exactly what I paid for it.
                The powder was very very loose and came on a little too thick. Ok I know what your thinking... Your bought a powder so what did you expect? Well I did expect it to be a tad loose like in the shop but not literally decaying when my brush touches it! This lead to a very thick application and looked awful! Maybe I should have boughta lighter shade so that it didnt look so bad, but I wasnt too know as there were no testers available for me to try, unlike with more expensive makes.
                I wish id gone without a blusher for a while and saved up to invest in something of better quality.
                This product claims to be dermatologically tested and fragrance free, so I guess thats a start.

                The packing again looked very cheap and was unrealiable as it opened up in my bag all the time to cover the rest of my makeup in powder.It comes in a navy blue circular shaped casing.

                Not the best product in the world, and will now be saved for emergencys only.

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                  11.06.2006 16:03
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                  natural looking blusher

                  I bought this blusher recently and have been really impressed with it, so thought I would share my experiences!

                  ~**~Packaging~**~

                  The blusher comes in a round, charcoal grey coloured pot, and the blusher itself is in pressed powder form. The screw top lid has a clear window, so you can see the powder through it, and has ‘17’ and ‘blush powder’ written on it in silver letters. The pot itself is quite large and I think that it’s a good thing that the powder is pressed into a round shape, as I hate those annoying blushers that have a rectangular strip of blush, as they always make loads of mess when you sweep the brush across them. There is no brush included with this blusher, but I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing because those little brushes you get with blushers always tend to be really small and make the blusher look streaky when applied.

                  ~**~Using it~**~

                  When you sweep a blusher brush across the powder, the powder picks up onto the brush easily, so you have to be careful not to be too vigorous, as you will end up with far too much powder on your brush. The other slight grumble I do have with this product, is that it can take a bit of blending in – the first time I used it I ended up with two circles of pink on my cheeks and looked like a painted doll!
                  It feels quite silky when applied to the skin and feels extremely light – so light you can’t feel you’re wearing it, unlike some of the cream blushers, which tend to be quite heavy on the skin. I found the colour looked really natural and it lasts for hours, in fact since I started using it, I have not had an occasion where it has worn off on its own, I have always had to wash it off.

                  ~**~Price and other info~**~

                  This cost £2.79 from Boots, which I think is a bargain. You can also buy it from www.boots.com

                  There are seven shades in the range, and I bought Nude, which as you may guess from the name, is a fairly natural pink colour. The powder is dermatologically tested and frangrance free.

                  Thoroughly recommended for it’s low price, natural look and incredible staying power.

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                • Product Details

                  17 Blush Powder, easy peasy, no-fuss blush in seven soft, natural shades / Pick the one that suits your skin tone, smile and sweep it on / Super soft Micro-fine powder / Fragrance-Free /