Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
Newest Review: ... alternative to my favoured No7 range. The tiny Boots chemist half way down my street stocks 17 products so I occasionally treat myself... more
Glittery Peepers For The Festive Season!
17 Glitter Solo Eyeshadow
Member Name: angelboouk
17 Glitter Solo Eyeshadow
Advantages: price, quality, last well, easy to apply
Disadvantages: no applicator, the glitter won't appeal to all
~17 Glitter Eye Shadow~
17 is a make up collection available from Boots. As well as offering a standard range of eye shadows, they also offer a glitter range for 'eyes that sparkle. This range includes 8 sparkly shades including green, pink and silver so there is something for everyone. The shades have individual names such as 'Socialite' and 'Heartbreaker'.
17 claim that these eye shadows are 'individual pots of vibrant eye colour with bursts of glitter'. Each eye shadow has been dermatologically tested and is fragrance free. Each eye shadow is presented in a small, round plastic pot with a screw top lid. The lid features a clear window allowing the actual shade choice to be visible.
~Price and Availability~
This eye shadow can be purchased from www.boots.com or instore. Each shade is priced at £3.89. The 17 range is often on some kind of special offer. The current offer is a free eye palette when you spend more than £5.99 across the range.
I am a fan of the 17 range of cosmetics as it offers a budget alternative to my favoured No7 range. The tiny Boots chemist half way down my street stocks 17 products so I occasionally treat myself to the odd bit here and there. A while ago (can't quite remember if it was earlier this year or late last year) I picked up a small 17 set which included eyeliner, lipgloss and a glitter eye shadow. I paid around £2.00 for the set and all the products were full size.
Until recently, I regularly used the glitter eye shadow that came with this set. I took it on a night away last weekend and I can only hope my sister took it home in her bag as it disappeared from my make up bag! I hope to find it again as it is one of my favourites. I don't wear a great deal of make up but I do like to do up my eyes if going on a night out or just feel like dolling up a little.
I would say this product is aimed more at younger wearers. I'm not keen on glittery make up for my face but do like a little bit of shimmer on my eyes. This eye shadow is the perfect size to throw in a make up bag. The lid stays secure and when brand new, the surface of the eye shadow looks quite cool! I have shade 'Night Sky' which is the darkest in this range. I absolutely love dark eye shadows especially for a night out but I plan on buying a few of the lighter shades soon too.
The eye shadow is neatly packed into the small compact. There is no applicator supplied but this is fine for me as I prefer to apply my eye shadow with my finger or one of my own eye shadow brushes. Night Sky is a really gorgeous shade but more suited to those who like a stand out shade rather than subtle. I apply this after my eyeliner and before my mascara. I find that when I run my brush over the surface of the shadow, a decent amount of powder is released and clings to the brush. This eye shadow isn't messy to apply like some cheaper, glittery eye shadows are.
Despite containing tiny specks of glitter, this eye shadow goes on beautifully smooth and doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. It glides across my eyelid without dragging and doesn't crease. The finish is matte with a slight sparkle. Night Sky whilst in the compact is black with silver lines. Once applied to my eyelids, the black is the predominant colour but the silver blends in neatly to lighten the depth of the black. Without the silver sparkle, the look would be gothy and vamp but with the silver sparkle it gives a grown up, delicately shimmery look which is perfect for a night out.
I love the look that this eye shadow creates. The sparkle catches the light nicely but never looks tacky or OTT. Anytime I have worn this eye shadow, I have had no issues with the glitter flaking off and landing on my cheeks. The colour looks quite vibrant and doesn't fade easily. I don't go on all night benders so my nights out aren't long really but I have been pleased with how strong the colour still looks after several hours. It is easy to remove with a make up wipe or liquid.
This eye shadow looks good and lasts well too. It is a purse friendly price and one little pot will last for ages. I can recommend these glitter eye shadows as they are of a decent quality. They add a touch of sparkle for the festive season and aren't just suitable for teenagers in my opinion.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: shimmery eye shadow