Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
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17 Eye Shadow Solo Pot
Member Name: Kitchenbunny
17 Eye Shadow Solo Pot
Advantages: Wide variety of colours, good coverage and price
Disadvantages: No applicator, otherwise none
The thing that always attracts me to look at the No. 17 make-up section of Boots is all the pretty colours of eyeshadow. There are a wide variety of fashionable shades, so there will be something to appeal to everyone. I was seriously drawn to them though in the months before my wedding. I was looking for something very special and, as everything was on a budget, the price was a consideration.
Shopping with my friend, I saw a couple of metallic shades which immediately caught me eye. I saw there was a 2 for £5 offer and was smitten. The shades I picked were "Statuesque" and "Mardi Gras".
Coming in a dinky round pot framed in black plastic with "17 Eyes" printed on the otherwise clear lid, these eyeshadows provide great value for money and lovely lasting colour. Statuesque is a metallic pinky-beige colour that shimmers subtly on the skin, and Mardi Gras is a darker shimmery brown. Together, they created the perfect smoky eyes look for me. They really sat well and lasted throughout the whole of my wedding day - the only thing not flagging at the end of the day was this eyeshadow!
The eyeshadows are lovely and soft to the touch, giving a good amount of colour to the applicator or fingertips. This colour transfers well to the skin. On applying a second colour, they blend really well together and don't slide to the corners of your eyes. This colour lasts very well indeed.
There are currently 16 shades in the 17 range, varying from a lovely sea blue to a vibrant pink, with all the earth tones and neutrals in between. The shades are:
There is a small downside to my mind - because they are a small pot of colour they don't come with an applicator so you have to have some already or use a fingertip. Using a fingertip does work well and as there isn't much room in the packaging it isn't too much of a nuisance.
They are priced at £3.89 in Boots at the moment. Plus you get the Boots points too - on the other hand they're a great treat with a few saved Boots points too. I would definitely recommend these over some other more expensive eyeshadows and prefer these to Avon. The range of colours appeals to both younger as well as more mature tastes, and the fact the eyeshadow is nice and silky means it doesn't drag over delicate skin and sits well.
Summary: A Great Eyeshadow - the colour range caters for fashion and subtle tastes - great!