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I find these eyshadows to be bright, bold and vibrant but they are messy to use which puts me off using them too often.
The pots are see through so you can see how much eyeshadow that you have left, which is a bonus. The pots contain a sifter in the lid that allows you to "shake" a little power into the lid. Once there you can apply the powder with an eyeshadow brush. My advice would be to use a primer or a little Vaseline on your eyelids first as this helps to hold the powder. Otherwise it will just fall off and end up on your cheeks.
The eyeshadow itself can be used alone as just the one colour or it can be used together with another colour using a "layering" effect. This creates your own unique look and it's fun experimenting with all of the different colours. The eyeshadow looks great and it's very versatile but I find the whole application process to be rather messy!
The first time that I used one of these my sifter broke so I ended up with bright blue eyeshadow powder all over my new beige carpet, which was a little frustrating. Boots cram a LOT of powder into these small pots so be VERY careful when opening them for the first time!
They are good quality powders though with high pigments of colour, it's just a pity that they're so messy to use.
This is a review of Boots 17 Eye Dazzle Eye Shadow in the shade 'Big Smoke' which is a metallic silver colour. I think it must have been a free gift at some point with another purchase as it's not a colour I would choose for my eye makeup. That's probably why it's still full and has only been used a handful of times.
The pot is really cute, like a plastic cube with a shiny silver screw top lid. Inside the lid is a shaker style opening so your product doesn't pour out of the top and go all over the place. The cube gives an optical illusion that the product inside is quite small but actually it's a good sized cylinder. A sticker on the side advises that this is a 'Special Edition' product.
Price and availability
These pots are sold in their multitudes on Ebay. A set of four currently goes for £5. You can pick up single pots for 99p plus postage. Boots themselves have moved on from this range and don't seem to sell it any more.
What is it like?
The eyeshadows are loose powder and quite messy. They are highly pigmented and can achieve quite a concentrated look with lots of blending. They also work well dampened down (ie using a wet brush) and with the metallic sheen you can do some foiling with them.
As I mentioned, these are a little messy so it's best to shake a little into the lid before you begin. They work with brushes best but if I'm using it wet I use a dampened cotton bud and use it like an eye liner along the top lid. To remove, I usually use a cream cleanser and it lifts the product off my face easily without much rubbing.
I thought I'd use this as my first experimental nail varnish. Did you know with the right eye shadow you can make nail varnish using clear polish. I used a top coat of Seche Vite fast drying top coat as it was mega tacky for a while after application. Result: beautiful shiny silver nails. I'm going to try some other pigment heavy eye shadows that I don't use any more when this one starts to come off. To view my attempt (photo taken before the Seche Vite) visit my profile page and copy and paste the link.
It's nice, but it's also faffy so I keep a wet wipe handy for spillages and to clean my fingers if I have touched the product. If it falls on your cheeks you are in trouble, especially with the colour I have so apply with care!
I love the packaging in the cube style bottle it looks really glam and one small pot will last a long time even with daily use. I have had a look at the other colours available and they cover the whole spectrum with pinks, blues, golds and greens so if you try this and like it you can get some great colours to play with.
.I think that sparkly eyes on a night out are an absolute must and this eye dazzle from the Boots 17 Collection is perfect for achieving that glitzy glamorous look.
17 Eye Dazzle Eye Shadow contains a shimmering loose eye shadow that dazzles and sparkles. Sweep over the eyelid with a brush or your finger and blend for vibrant colour and a stunning metallic finish. Available in 6 stunning shades.
CHOICE OF COLOURS
I like these because they are not just coloured glitter like some other products that you will find. They are actually intense colours that will cover your whole lid with a gorgeous shimmering colour. They are not overly glittery either so they are quite versatile for day or night wear. You can purchase this is in the following shades; star crossed (white), fancy free (light pink), over the rainbow (darker pink), lucky clover (green), Midas touch (brown), sweetness and light (purple).
These come in small, square plastic tubs which are see through so you can see exactly how much you have got left and they are quite strong so you shouldn't have any glitter disasters in your makeup bag. The silver screw top lid also ensures that this does not happen.
Now this is one of my favourite things about this product; the fact that it has a type of filter so that you can carefully tip the product into the lid to use it. This may not sound too exciting but I always worry with products such as Barry M glitter dust that I might knock it over and get glitter everywhere. This has 5 small holes in the top which enables you to gently tip out however much eye dazzle you need.
As with all glitter products you will find that it will not last long without any assistance. If you put this on your eyes by itself I would say that it will last a couple of hours but if you put on a primer or Vaseline on before it will last you all day. Or if you are wearing this at night you can dance the night away and not worry about your glitter eyes fading.
I find that this eye dazzle is perfect for blending. This enables you to create numerous looks. I find that creating smoky eyes works exceptionally well with these.
I use different brushes depending on the type of look that I am trying to create. If you use a regular sponge eye shadow applicator the colour is quite intense but if you just want a slight colour use a brush to gently sweep the product over your eyelids.
These will wash off with your regular makeup removal routine. A cleansing wipe should do the trick.
The eye dazzle costs £3.99 at Boots and you will also collect those all important Boots advantage points. You will collect 12 with this purchase. At the moment they are on offer 2 for £6.
For a girl who loves glitter these are just perfect and they are a great investment as they seem to last absolutely ages. I would rate this product 10 out of 10.
==Also on Ciao==
I got one of these eye shadow as part of a gift set (the one where you spend a five pounds or more on N017 products and get a free gift - well the gift set was in the sale for only 1.50 and it came with lip gloss, nail varnish and one of these eye dazzle dust shadows) The color I had been given in the gift set was called rainbow and when I looked at the color it was very pretty - it was pink with blended colors of gold and silver. So you can feel all colors of the rainbow any day you like no matter whether it's rain or shine outside.
However this is not the only color they sell, they also sell a huge range of colors including pink, blue, green, silver, gold, nude, silver so you have a look for almost any day of week and anytime of the day. Day or night. Brilliant!
This product is sold for about four pounds on it's own, but you need to be careful about how much you tip some out cause it can get all over the place if you are not careful.
The color stay may not be excellent as the shade is very light, but it's good how it is blended in rather than just slapped on - cause having a blob across the top of your eye is not a great look.
This product is only sold in Boots stores in their n017 range.
Overall, this is a lot nicer than other eye shadow dust I have bought, but the color isn't always 100% brilliant and a bit pricey just for that but it's worth having a try though!
My sister received one of these for a present, but she really didnt think the colour suited her, so it fell to me!
I have the 'lucky clover' colour, which is a quite bright green colour.
I absolutely love the colour which is vibrant and fun and the design is very compact and small. It is see-through so that you can see the colour with a silver screw-tip like top.
BUT under this lies the most annoying application ever. It is like a salt pot, with the holes to 'shake' it out. How this is supposed to work is beyond me. You need to still use a brush to apply, so this is useless. It spills every where, it gets stuck under and in the lid so it spills AS SOON as you open it.
As the colour is so bright this is really annoying, as it gets everywhere!
I think this is a real shame as the colour is lovely and long lasting. I put it both on my lids and brows and would recommend the colour, not the design.
17 Eye Dazzle
**WHAT IS IT**
17 Eye Dazzle is a very thin powder, which you can apply to your eyes. It is an eye shadow that is loose powder instead of pressed powder.
It is dermatologically tested and fragrance free.
There are 6 colour available and each have a shimmer or you could call it a dazzle to it (hence the name). I got given the Lucky Clover, which is a vibrant green as part of a present for my birthday. It's a lovely smooth green, which blends well.
As this product is different from normal eye shadows which are pressed it needs a different container. The eye shadow comes in a small square pot, which is clear (see-through), so you can see the thin powder inside. In my case you could see the vibrant green colour.
The front has the 17 logo and tells you that it is Eye Dazzle in shiny silver writing. On the back it tells you the name of the colour (in my case Lucky Clover) and there is a bar code.
The top lid is silver and so shiny you can see your reflection in it. To open you screw off this lid and the opening has a plastic cover on it with holes (like talcum powder has) and you have to shake it slightly to get the powder out.
I have to say the packaging appeals to me, as it's rather funky and different. Plus it is a nice size to store. It will fit into your handbag easily if you want to take it with you on the go. It is sturdy so it shouldn't break easily.
The eye shadow is a very thin powder. So thin that if you blew it would disappear if you had it in a pile on the table. This means that it can get messy when you apply it as it can go all over the place.
The eye shadow gives a very vibrant colour and has a lovely subtle shimmer to it. I find it blends well and isn't harsh looking once it is applied.
**HOW TO USE**
From my own experience I have found that the best way to use this product is to screw the lid off and turn it upside down.
Then shake a very small amount of the powder into the lid. I then use an eye shadow brush and put the powder onto the brush. Then I use the brush to apply it to my eyes.
Another way would be to use your finger and apply it to your eyelids. This can be messy and you can't put it on with very good precision.
I really like this product as it does give a really nice colour when you apply it. The shimmer is subtle yet effective and you could wear it for everyday use or for a special occasion as its elegant looking.
This eyeshadow blends very well to give you the look you want. It will fade eventually but lasts a long time before it does unless you rub your eyes a lot (this is rather obvious though).
It cost £1.96 from Boots, which I think, is great value, as you don't need to use a lot to get great colour so it will last a long time.
The only disadvantage is that applying it can get messy and sometimes residue will fall off your brush or hands and go everywhere so you end up with smudges everywhere. I will however put up with this and buy it again. I might even try some of the other colours.
I got one of these products as part of a free gift around Christmas time. I think you had to buy 2 products to get the gift free and as Boots 17 products are a lot cheaper than many other makes, although I only wanted one product I bought two to get the free gift! To buy instore they cost around £3.79
The product comes in a tiny little glass bottle with a silver lid. I like to be able to see the colour of a product and the amount of the product left, so I liked the the glass bottle.
The bottle is almost like a mini salt shaker, I usually tip the bottle upside down and tap a little bit onto my hand to then use a brush to apply it to my eyes. I feel that this product is really economical, so although it may seem as though you don't get a lot in a bottle, you really don't need much!
The product lasts really well on your eyes, I find so many eyeshadows end up in my eyelid creases by 10am so this was really impressive for me! I had a smokey blue colour and it looked lovely! It can also be used wet as an eyeliner.
I will definately buy this product again, although I can't see it running out any time soon!
This dinky little collection are a favourite of mine simply because you can just pop them into the smallest of places if you are going out and they don't look too obvious.
They come in a wide variety of colours from gold and silver to a very bold green, purple and pink. At the cost of £2.79 from Boots you may think, for how small the pot is, that it's a bit of a con. However when you undo the screw top lid you notice that the actual powder comes out in a salt shaker style way.
Meaning that it has little holes in the top which allow the eyeshadow to come out in small amounts. This is ideal as you do not want to go overboard with how much you use at one time. Sometimes if you are too heavy handed you can get the shimmer down your face-green and blue are not that easy to get off your cheek when you're in a hurry!
A lot of the time, depending on how you store it, (my advice is when you're not using it to keep it in a somewhat upright position), that some of the powder has come loose and is already on top of the holed section, this isn't a disadvantage as I've come to discover that that is the ideal amount to use for both eyes.
To put on, if you have the time that is, is to sprinkle a bit onto maybe a spare sheet of paper and then using your finger smoothe over your eye lid. I say if you have time because then you can judge how much you put on properly.
You can just put it on straight from the little pot, exactly the same just being a bit more careful, as if you do it too forcefully the loose powder on top of the holed section can spill over onto your clothes and leave a shimmer of dust.
It's a real swine trying to get it off without looking as though you've got a smudge on your clothes. Especially if you're wearing dark colours.
It's sometimes a difficult to wash off afterwards as it is such a fine powder that it tends to leave a mist on your eyelashes but I find that if you clean from the lashes upwards, if that makes sense, it comes off a lot better.
The only problem I find is that if you have a tendency to sometimes rub your eyes the powder will shift a bit, meaning that your lid could quite possibly look a bit patchy, but other than that I think it's a great product and is suitable for wearing day or night thanks to the colour range.
This is one of the eyeshadows which I love to use whenever Im heading for a night out as it really brings out the colour of your eyes and gives a wow factor to them!
Its Boots own make of make up '17' which is great as it means it that little bit cheaper great for when your trying to stick to a budget!
They come in quite a funky pot which is square and the glass around it is quite thick meaning its not going to break when you drop it and believe me I know, as I am the most clumcy person in the world! On the pot 17 is written in silver and eye dazzle is written along the bottom, this again makes the pot look trendy and not only that it looks a lot more expensive then what it actualy is! The lid is silver and easy to get on and off.
It looks as though theres not a lot in these little pots however on using you'll find its because you'll need so little to get the result you want. The powder inside is very fine and all the colours are nice and vibrant. It looks as though theres tiny bits of silver dust mixed in with the colour to which is where the 'dazzle' part of the name comes from or so im guessing!
Its easy to apply, i tend to use my finger as I find this helps blend the eyeshadow into your eyelid alot better, you can add a bit for a subtle colour or a bit more if you want you eyes to really sparkle, dont add to much though as I have found it can begin to almost fall from your eye and you end up with a dazzling face as well, which isnt a good look. However once you've applied the right amount you'll find it stays on for ages, once im out I never apply it during the night! It also feels so light you'll forget your wearing eyeshadow!
Its also easy to wash off with a normal face wipe which is always great!
I love these little beauties, they are so much more fun than your normal matte finish eyeshadow.
Each pot of 17 Eye Dazzle contains:
a shimmering loose eye shadow that dazzles and sparkles.
They are fairly easy to apply, with an eyeshadow brush, eyeshadow bud or even your finger. Personally I prefer the brush as it is very good for blending the colours together and adding more definition.
There are 6 differnt colours to choose from
*ALL AT SEA
*GOOD AS GOLD
*OVER THE RAINBOW
The eyeshadows are all Dermatologically Tested and
** NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS **
I have used a similar product by Barry M (that cost a LOT more) and they are every bit as good.
There particular shadows cost £3.91 at boots and are part of a 3 for 2 offer. So for under £8 you would get 3 pots of eyeshadow. I would reccommend buying various colours as they look so stunning on when they are blended.
The sparkling metallic finish is the perfect finishing touch for any outfit.
*** A little tip I came across was to dab off any shadow that gets on your face with masking tape.. It takes off the stray glitter and doesn't affect your make up ***
I recently got one of these as part of a free gift when purchasing 17, it's in the dark silver shade. I decided to give it a go one morning and this is how I got on...
When I opened the lid I found that it had a shaker kind of dispenser and it was extremely difficult to get enough product into the lid, I didn't want to shake it too hard in case it went everywhere!
Once I finally got some product into the lid I loaded my brush and proceeded to apply it onto my eye. I found that it is pretty hard to spread the product across your eye, so unless you want to keep loading your brush and applying in patches it is pretty hard to get even coverage.
Once you finally get your entire eyelid covered, the colour payoff is actually quite reasonable. It is really hard to blend however, and I found myself taking half the shadow off when trying to do so!
Again, it is a good product for those starting out in makeup, but it can get a bit messy.
I bought this a few days ago in Boots as they were doing buy one get one free on Boots 17 products.
17 is Boots own brand aimed at younger makeup wearers.
I wanted an eyeshadow that wasnt too obvious, I dont like the really dark eye look that so many people go for. So this looked perfect. Its sparkly, bronze in colour so will go with a lot of outfits and was essentially free as I bought a lip gloss as well.
It costs £3.99 but they take some vat off at the till. I have worn it out clubbing once, and it makes your eyes look nice and sparkly but not too obvious like thick glitter, which I have an eyeliner of.
To apply you only need to rub your finger over the top as its very fine, and if you shake the bottle it goes everywhere. Dont use a brush as that just gets you all in a mess as well. You definately need to wear eyeliner with it as it doesnt define your eyes but makes them more shiny and sparkly.
When clubbing my friend said that they were sparkling in all the lights so in my view thats a success!
I dont usually buy a lot of makeup, I tend to stick to the same thing. Mascara, eyeliner, lipgloss. However with this product I think you could get away with wearing it in the day as well, as its not too bold. Perhaps apply more for a night out.
The pot is very small, but the powder is very compressed, so hopefully it will last me a while! If you want this product I would get it now to take advantage of the buy one get one free offer, and if you have a loyalty card you get points back. Thus making it a guilt free purchase!
I love make up. I hate the natural look. I don't feel human without make up on. I don't think I look it either lol. The worse thing that could happen to me is if for some reason all my make up vanished and I was unable to lay my hands on something! I'd go mad without my stuff for real lol. I guess I like being behind a mask or something and I simply feel more confident and attractive with me slap firmly in place lol
I constantly buy make up through this addiction. It's not great though cos being totally honest with you and myself I do actually own too much of the stuff and if I sat and worked out how much my make up collection was worth I'm sure we'd both be horrified. However I'm like a lamb to the slaughter and can't resist! I'm unable to resist and particularly unable to resist any type of good bargain. I pride myself on only owning good make up with my preferred brands being Max Factor, Bourjois and Number 7 and all my products look in great shape and I look after them. I don't buy cheap stuff (unless its recommended or something) and don't mind chucking money in this area really lol
17 is a range I'm not overly keen on. To me it's like the immature little sister of No7 although it has a better selection of colours and ideas. For example.... I would never buy a 17 powder eyeshadow but I would No7. However No7 doesn't do an eye dazzle dust and this range does and with Christmas coming up (at the time of purchasing it)I wanted something a bit funky and couldn't justify splashing out big bucks on the stuff as I already own nice stuff I could use anyway! lol It was simply just a top of exercise and a treat meself day lol !
Small plastic see through square pot (no size is stated on them). On the front and the back of the pot 17 Eye Dazzle is written in silver writing. On the back of my pot there is a small white sticky label with a bar-code on it telling me my colour (one is called as good as gold and the other had no colour stated on it but I got it free as a special limited edition when I spent so much on the range), it has details fo Boots on it and the recycle symbol is shown. The lid/cap is bright shiny silver and screws on/off and under that there is a clear plastic hard cover covering the dust and it has 5 small holes in it (bit like a salt and pepper pot but small lol). It looks really nice packaging and quite classy really. However every time I open up my pot bits of the eye dust fly out and land everywhere. Other than that I like the appearance of it!
The hardest thing was getting into my pot. It was a nightmare and one of the pots I actually damaged trying to break into it! It has a clear sticky label on it I couldn't see to protect the product leaking. It took me ages to work it out and when I did it was so sticky I couldn't remove it. I ended up taking a knife to it and eventually could see it was a label before I lopped my hand off luckily lol
Well as I said the stuff comes out easily so have tissues or something at the ready to remove spillages. To use it I find I have to shake some out of the pot and into the lid. You can't 'dip' a brush or applicator into the product and trying to shake some onto a brush is far too difficult and messy. I find this method really messy because you always get a bit too much product out (in my case) than you need which means not only is it wasteful but my method is what causes the mess every time I reopen the product to use it and more often than not I don't stop to think I have product in the lid still when I've finished!
When it is out however I'm greeted by soft powder, shimmery,fine powder. Highly glossy and containing plenty of teeny particles of glitter which integrate very well within the powder so it's not harsh or abrasive but smooth and silk like to the touch. It just looks good.
It applies on smooth and isn't one bit thick at all. You have to really sort of smooth the powder over the eyelids and then to finish dab the colour on to get some depth on there otherwise the colour looks patchy and with no depth at all to it. I don't find it easy to work with at all no matter how hard I try to work with it. I find it time consuming and tricky to get an even coverage. When I do have an acceptable coverage it's fine. I don't find during the application that it flakes off anywhere and that I have bits of glitter anywhere I shouldn't have or anything so I don't think it's messy to use it (although I do use excellent, professional brushes to be fair so I do recommend using really good applicators).
It wears ok but the results arnt fabulous and not usually acceptable to me. Firstly I find that because the powder is so fine that it shows up every imperfection on my eyelids. Instead of the skin on my eyes looking smooth you can see every little line you have going, although the dust feels nice. Now ok I'm 34 but when I mentioned this to my friend (she's 24) she agreed and moaned too cos she bought a pot at the same time as me and said her eyes looked crapey (but felt comfortable and none irritated the same as I felt about it).
I find the colour fades after about 3 hours of wearing it and then sort of disappears. After a night of partying I'm left with a couple of collected dots of this and my eyeliner and mascara are fine so I find this not long lasting enough for me but then I do party from dusk til dawn when I get going! It just can't keep up with me and my life style! It really isn't that dazzling either and that's even straight after application. I find it a messier and less effective however much cheaper version of an idea from urban Decay. I have their ordinary eye-shadows which are pressed powder rather than this loose powder idea and they are far more dazzling then these, giving 100 times better results!
A bit too messy for me and not dazzling enough. They don't last me long enough when applied and fiddly and time consuming to use. I'm simply not that keen on them and find them a bit like kids make up. They're ok in my view for a glam day time look but not worth the £3.99 price tag in my opinion!
****Boots 17 Eye Dazzle Eye Shadow****
I first saw this just before Christmas but at £18 quid for a no17 kit i felt it was a bit expensive considering i had never tried out the brand before,didn't know how long it would last etc.When i saw that it had come down to half price and i had enough boots points on my card i decided to give it a try,least if i didn't like it i hadn't spent any "real" money on it and chances were one of my friends would probably take it off my hands(their good at that ;))
The first thing that had attracted me to the product was the packaging.The eye shadows come in a clear plastic pot with a silver lid.
I then looked at the colours and my first thoughts were that they were similar to Barry m products.The website says they are available in 6 different shades but i have seen more than that.The colours are nice, all the ones i have seen i would wear
The product is very easy to apply-you don't get a brush when you buy them individually but in the kit it gives you a sponge brush and i just use it.Once applied i would say that it lasts a reasonable amount of time , i have worn it to work and not had to re apply during the day.
Overall i would say that it is worth it for the money.On the website they are 3.91 each and are on 3 for 2 at the minute.Like i said i paid £9 and that got me four of them plus some other stuff as well.Also i have sensative skin and have not came out in a rash (yet)
A friend bought me some Boots 17 Eye Dazzle Eye Shadow for my birthday a few weeks ago and I adore it! I do not wear make up very often because I am lucky enough to be stunning enough not to (actually I'm just too lazy!). However, I do like ot put on some sparkle when I go out.
It is not a compact eyeshadow but it is in a loose powder form. I found it a bit difficult to apply initially because I was used to traditional compacts where you must load up your applicator and keep reapplying in order to get a good coverage. I emptied some powder into the lid by turning it upside down and shaking it and then I applied it with my usual brush. It went on really easily and although it is a loose powder, it didn't end up anywhere I didn't want it - ie, anywhere other than my eyelids!
The colours are really pretty and so sparkly but not in a cheesy teenager slapper kind of a way! The best thing was that is lasted - I hate reapplying make up and I hate those creases you get after a while of wearing an eye shadow. I didn't get any blocks of colour in creases on my eyelids at all.
I love the clear pots that the eye shadows come in. They look really pretty and sophisticated. But maybe I am just overly excited because I haven't had a new eye shadow in so long. I would highly recommend these eye shadows. I love them!