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Not another lipgloss?!!
I do like my lipglosses, and in all honesty I have rather a lot - far too many in fact! But of course this never stops me buying more. Taking advantage of one of the recent offers in Boots, I decided to try out one I hadn't encountered before - No17 Endless Shine Lip Gloss. It costs £3.59, and you also pick up 12 Boots Advantage Card points with your purchase. At the time of writing, Boots is running a three for two mix and match deal, which includes this product.
A different format...
What makes this gloss stand out from the crowd is the unusual packaging. While most balms and glosses come in a twisty tube, a pot or a squeezy tube, this is a bit different. I guess it's arguably in a squeezy tube, but it's more pen-like in format, with a lid that you pull off rather than twist - and the plastic is a little more durable than other gloss tubes I'm familiar with.
There are seven shades in the Endless Shine range (you can view them all on the Boots website) and the one I have is called Starlet. I usually go for clear or very natural lipglosses but this one is a bit different for me - it's quite a dark rusty orange/brown colour, with visible little gold flecks running through it. When you pull off the cap, there's a slanted nozzle. You simply squeeze the tube and a drop appears on the end of the applicator (depending how hard you squeeze!) and then you simply apply to the lips.
Plastic grapefruit anyone?
The first thing I noticed on applying this is the somewhat odd taste. It's as if they have tried to make this taste of grapefruit - only the fruitiness is overwhelmed by a not too pleasant plasticky taste! It isn't really awful, or too strong, but it isn't that nice in all honestly and it's something that did put me off the gloss almost straight away.
But taste aside, this is actually quite nice to apply. It goes on smoothly and the texture is pretty much perfect in my opinion. It's thick enough to coat the lips nicely but doesn't feel gunky or sticky. It's the perfect smooth texture for me and I really like the way it glides on easily. Rubbing my lips together after applying, it feels pleasant on the lips too - again smooth without being at all sticky or unpleasant.
But how does it look? Despite the strong colour in the tube, which I thought may be a bit too dark for me, it is actually just right. It isn't as intense as it looks in the tube, but it does give a slight hint of colour. It's also nicely shiny too - it is maybe not quite as glossy as some other products, but it gives a nice, healthy shine that to me is just right. It also feels like it's moisturising the lips which is an added bonus.
In terms of staying power it isn't at all bad either. While I'm not going to get hours of wear out of it, it does tend to last a good while and it really does look and feel nice. For the price, I am generally really happy with this - I have tried more expensive glosses that have performed no better - and some have been worse!
I will be taking off a star though for the unpleasant taste, and I'm also not mad about the packaging - it looks quite good but it doesn't seem quite as user-friendly as other glosses - although having said this, it's nice to see something different too!
I had been purchasing a few things from the 17 range in Boots, and decided to pick this up under the 3 for 2 offer that was currently on. I own a million and one lip glosses so, why I thought I needed another is beyond me now, perhaps it was one of the cheapest items available.
These glosses are available from Boots for £3.59, which equals 12 advantage card points.
17 Endless Shine Lip Gloss is sold in a small thin tube, made of clear plastic. The lid is made of a sturdy plastic, which pops off to reveal a slanted tip where the lip gloss is dispensed through s small hole. The lid is easy to pull off when you use the lip gloss, but it's strong enough to stay on in your handbag or make up bag. The bottle is small enough to squeeze into your pocket, and to put in small handbags and purses without consuming too much space. The only comment I will make about the size is that it can get lost in a big handbag, which can leave you scrabbling round to find it amongst all your other possessions.
This lip gloss is sold in 7 different shades: Perk Me Up, Oriental Star, Goddess, Pink Lady, Starlet, Twinkle Toes, and Coral Queen. The shades range from a pinks to browns, and all of them have a slight shimmer to them.
To apply the gloss, you just squeeze the tube and spread across your lips. The only problem with application is that you have to squeeze the tube quite hard to get a good amount of product out.
Because of the thick consistency of the gloss, not much is needed to cover your lips, so it will last you quite a while, even with frequent use.
The gloss is quite thick and gloopy. It will spread across your lips easily with the aid of the tip, but I does seem rather thick. I wouldn't say it was sticky, but there could be a hair-on-lips issue in windy conditions! The lip gloss doesn't have a taste, but it does smell almost fruity.
The lip gloss provides shiny and glossy lips, as you would expect. You can feel it on your lips but it isn't very heavy, so you aren't hindered by it. The colour applies well, but because of the natural range of colours it isn't very intense.
With a name like 'endless shine' you would expect it to last longer than normal lip glosses. I have to agree that it does, but not for much longer. It will stay around for 2 hours maximum, and that is without eating or drinking.
In conclusion, for £3.49 it is a high quality product. It does provide a nice glossiness and natural colour. Although it won't last on your lips as long as other products on the market, it will give you nice shimmering lips. I would recommend. 4 stars from me!
You can visit www.boots.co.uk for more information or to order online.
Thank you for reading this review, I hope it was of some use to you!
Also posted on Ciao, under the user name of Georgia713.
I've tried this lip gloss a number of times, and I can honestly say that there is probably more gloss than glitter as the product does seem to have glitter - which is great for an evening look. But they also do have color which are great for a day time look too.
The colors that are sold include : clear, nude, red, pink, peach and berry - so basically there is a color for any time of day and any skin color! Great lip gloss I think!
But the product is OK, but the glitter lasts longer than the gloss it self, which is Ok but I would prefer it if the gloss was longer lasting than the glitter!
The packaging of the product is very unique as it comes with a plastic cap with can protect the gloss from any leaks, and the tube you can easily squeeze and you can apply as much or little gloss as you want!
The product costs five pounds and it is a 24 m tube so you get quite a fair bit there for the price. It is also perfect handbag and/or make-up bag size, even can fit in your pocket.
This product can only be found in Boots N017 range.
Overall, this is worth trying but it may not be the best lip gloss in Boots stores, but it is always worth having a try with products like these.
I like the 17 range. It is aimed at teenage girls, although adults can use it as well, and I feel that it is like a younger version of the No7 range (I like that too!). The best thing about the 17 range is that all the products from it are really cheap - in price, not in quality!
I have the 17 Endless Shine Lip Gloss in two shades: Coral Queen and Twinkle Toes. I love the name of both of these two shades; they make the lip gloss seem quite young and cool (saying this probably makes me sound very not young and cool!) and I think it just adds a nice touch to the product.
The lip gloss glides onto your lips easily and when first applied the colour looks lovely and is very shiny. At this point of wearing the gloss your lips have a glossy mirror shine and catch the light - they look gorgeous! But unfortunately this lovely look doesn't last and the longer you wear the lip gloss the more the shine fades. This comes off especially easily if you are eating and drinking, too. This means you have to keep reapplying the lip gloss to get the desired effect.
I still think I would recommend this because it looks gorgeous at first, and isn't too expensive. I still wear the two lip glosses now and again but I don't know if I would buy another one from the range.
Although I am a self confessed make up addict I don't often wear anything on my lips bar a little bit of Vaseline.
I was off shopping in Boots again and saw they had an offer on which meant if you spent £6 on their 17 range you got a free gift. As I already had picked up a nail polish from the range I figured I may as well spend another few pounds and get the free gift!
I noticed the 17 endless shine lip gloss as it was in a cute little tube and looked quite sparkly. It is only small and you can see the lip gloss in the tube and it also has a clear lid. Once you pull off the lid you can see the nozzle in which the lip gloss comes out when you apply pressure to the tube. You apply the lip gloss directly to the lips from this nozzle though I would imagine you could put it on to your finger or a brush and do it that way too.
I purchased the goddess colour which is a deep sparkly pink but there are six other colours you can choose from. The price of the product is £3.49 which is pretty average for a lip gloss.
The product claims to be a super shiny, lasting lip gloss with a hint of colour. The colour I chose is close to my lip colour anyway but yes it is super shiny. I have found that the gloss sits quite heavily on my lips however. It feels a bit like if I were to smack my lips together they wouldn't come apart again (some may say this is a good thing to keep me quiet!) My lips also felt quite sticky for quite some time afterwards and I felt I kept rubbing at them as they felt a bit funny!
I think in the future I will stick to my tinted Vaseline lip balms, they are cheaper and feel nicer on my lips!
I can't actually remember why it was I purchased my little tube of 17's Endless Shine Lip Gloss, I can only assume it must have been on special offer because of late I have stopped buying lip gloss completely. I love the thought of glossy lips, but I don't often like the reality. Glosses in my experience (even the expensive ones) slide off the lips quickly, are sticky and if you have long hair then it's almost inevitable it will end up sticking to your lips and worse case scenario, dragging a big smudge of gloss across your cheek.
This particular gloss comes in a small clear tube which is long and thin making it quite compact, so easy to fit into a handbag or makeup bag without taking up too much room. It has an angled tip with a small hole where the gloss comes out and a lid that clicks shut securely.
There are seven colours shown on the Boots website, most are quite muted pinks or browns. The one I have is called 'perk me up' and is a peachy pink colour. In fact it almost looks a little orangey in the tube and if you look closely you can see that there is a very fine silver shimmer. Not so much that it's going to make you look too Christmas tree, just enough to give a faint and subtle shimmer to the lips.
To apply I find that you need to squeeze the tube really quite firmly to get the product out. I suspect that when you get near to the end of the tube, dispensing the product could be a bit of a nightmare. The angled tip of the tube is useful for spreading the gloss across the lips - I usually just apply a layer to my bottom lip then press my lips together as I don't like a very heavy gloss.
It doesn't actually say anywhere on the gloss itself or on the boots website, but I'm pretty sure that this has a subtle fruity aroma to it. It doesn't really have much of a taste to me though.
You can really feel the gloss sitting on the lips, and that's one of the things that makes me prefer lipsticks to glosses. It's not overly sticky but when wearing it I'm constantly conscious that it's there.
I quite like the look that comes from this gloss. When it comes to lip colours I'm not one for deep reds or plums and tend to go for nude or neutral shades. This one gives a very sheer coverage and just a hint of colour to the lips. If you're wanting an intense colour this is really not the one to go for as I can't imagine you would achieve that with any of the shades available. It gives a lovely gloss to the lips and looks incredibly shiny and almost glassy in finish.
It's called endless shine and I do find that it is surprisingly long lasting for a lip gloss. Most of them slide off my lips within 30 minutes, but this one will last a couple of hours, which personally I think is good for a gloss. I've found it passes the glass test to some degree - if you have a drink a little of the gloss will come off but not all of it. When it comes to eating however, I found that the whole lot came off which was disappointing, but not wholly surprising as not many glosses survive a meal!
At just £3.49 from Boots, these glosses are not too bad for the price. If you're looking for shine over colour and want a gloss that won't cost the earth, this may be a good choice. By no means do I think it's the best gloss out there, but it's not the worst, and I would consider buying another when this one runs out.
Boots 17 endless shine lip gloss
A recent visit to Boots found me stocking up on lip glosses, and although I never usually buy the No 17 products I was liking the colours of some of these lip glosses and decided to give them a whirl.
The lip gloss promises to give a long lasting shine with a hint of lasting colour and is available in 7 colours.
The lip gloss comes in a squeezy (with some pressure!) tube with a screw on/off white plastic lid and the name of the product on the front. I chose the Starlet colour which is a kind of pink/brown because I don't like obvious lip colour especially through the day although if the claims are true then they will all give just a hint of some colour.
I squeeze the product directly onto my lips and kind of smear it about as is my wont, and find that it is indeed as i expected- almost natural lip colour but slightly enhanced and with a nice shiny glossy look. The product doesn't really absorb into my lips but kind of sits there almost as i would expect some medicated product, but the advantage of this is that it lasts for ages. However, the down side is that it is quite sticky and makes me feel like I want to get clamping my lips together and smear it about some more
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The lip gloss is available instore and online at www.boots.com and costs £3.49. There are often offers such as 3 for the price of 1 and free gift offers so the products are worth checking out.
I make it sound as though there are no plus points to the lip gloss but overall it's not bad, just not great. However, for the price, it's a decent lip gloss which gives long lasting shine and gloss. It's easy to apply, and because it gives the merest hint of colour, I find that I can wear it through the day without feeling like a made up doll!
I think I would buy it again if it was on offer but i certainly won't be aking it a priority on my lip gloss shopping list.
Thanks for reading.