Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
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More Sparkle Than The Stars
17 Glitter Solo Eyeshadow
Member Name: mrshez
17 Glitter Solo Eyeshadow
Advantages: Great Colour, Great Sparkle And Great Value
Disadvantages: None That I Could Find
I have not purchased 17 Makeup for a long time now, I used it quite a lot when I first started using makeup as it was quite reasonably priced.
I was given a set of 17 makeup as a present for christmas which included the glitter eyeshadow that I am reviewing.
===== The Product ====
The glitter eyeshadow comes in a small round black compact with a clear screw on lid allowing you to see the product inside, the pot is quite deep although as with most products like this the eyeshadow is in small silver try which is half the size of the pot.
As you look at the eyeshadow it does seem to have a high glitter content and as the colour I have is the sliver it really does sparkle.
Like most pot eyeshadows is does not come with it's own brush so you need a eyeshadow brush or your finger to apply.
The powder is quite fine and has quite a smooth texture which is unusual when there is a glitter content as this can make the powder quite coarse.
===== Applying The Product =====
As I said above you will need to apply with a brush or your fingers, As the eyeshadow is quite fine and has a high glitter content I would recommend that you dust a little loose powder under your bottom lashes to the top of your cheekbones as this will catch any bits of eyeshadow and can be dusted away with the loose powder when you have finished.
The eyeshadow goes on smoothly and I didn't need to drag the skin while applying, I did need to apply a few strokes to get the depth of colour that I wanted but this may have been because of the sliver colour that I was using.
I found that if I wanted to have the colour under my bottom lashes it was easier to use a thin eyeliner brush and slightly damp it before dipping into the eyeshadow as this allows greater colour definition and stops the eyeshadow from falling or fading, you can also use it as an eyeliner when wearing a different shade as it makes a great contrast.
===== The Look =====
With the Silver colour I found that it was easy to achieve quite a subtle colour with just a stoke or two and this made me look refreshed.
With just adding a few extra coats I was able to achieve a more dramatic look and the colour you see in the pot is the colour achieved with a about three coats on the lids.
The Glitter is very visable on the eye and really sparkles especially under lights.
===== How Did It Last =====
I found that when I used this for a night out it lasted all night and I only needed to do just a little touch up through the evening and it stayed really well on my bottom lash line which had been applied with the slightly damp eyeliner brush.
I did find that there were a few spots of glitter on my cheeks at the end of the night but you could hardly see them.
===== Removing =====
The eyeshadow was easily removed with my eye make up remover and I didn't need to drag the skin to remove it at all and all the glitter come off with ease.
====== My Overall Conclusion ======
I think that this is a fantastic little pot of eyeshadow, it's reasonable priced and lasts a long time.
Due to the price it means you can buy a few shades and create many different looks for both day and evening and as the pots quite small it's prefect for your makeup bag for touch ups on the go.
It was easy to apply and lasted for as long as I needed it too and was easy to remove.
I also found it great to use the eyeshadow to give sparkle on my body too although this will of course mean that you will go through the pot quicker.
===== Price And Availability =====
17 Makeup is available in boots stores and online, it's available in many colours from Silver, Gold, Black and many in between so there really is a colour to suit everyone.
Price is approx £ 3.49
Summary: A Fabulous Addition To Your Makeup Bag