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17 Plump Up The Volume Lip Shine

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Brand: Boots 17 / Type: Lipgloss / Suitable for: Lip / What it does: volumizeses,

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      27.01.2010 13:51
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      Cheap lip gloss for a little shine

      Boots 17 Plump Up The Volume Lip Shine

      Available at Boots

      I love the look of lipgloss I just hate wearing it. It sticks to everything, inlcuding hair and just leaves you looking a messy smudged over you face. However, I bought the clear one in this range and it is really nice on. I feel that if I apply vaseline and then put a small amount of lip gloss on it still gives a nice shine but doesn't seem so sticky and unmanageable.

      I have quite big lips anyway so I don't need any lip plump, didn't actually realise when I picked it up. However, I don't think this lip gloss plumps lips in anyway. However, if I was looking for more fuller lips I would always apply a neutral pink lip liner to lips and then apply lip gloss as this really does make lips appear fuller. I would also suggest to go for a pinkier shade of lipgloss rather than clear but I just love the look of clear. Overall I do like this lip gloss. It is cheap and provides gloss but does not plump as it says.

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        20.02.2009 17:27
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        Spend just a little bit extra to get a decent lipgloss

        I bought this lip gloss as I was going out on the night and the one I usually use had ran out. However as I didnt have alot of money (who does these days?!) I was looking for something which was a bargain.

        Having previosuly used Boots own range called 17 and finding most of their products of a good quality I decided to have a look at their lipglosses.

        I was surprised to find that their was a huge range of colours with everything from clear to the more neutral shades right up to all the bright reds. I however decided I wanted a more natural peach colour and after finding one I liked the look of I went and bought it.

        On retuning home I looked at the product more closely it is in a plastic tube which is totally clear this makes it very easy to see the colour of the lipgloss and also how much you have left. The lid is a navy blue and on the top the silver 17 with the circle around it logo it. It looks quite basic but as long as the actual lipgloss was ok I wasnt too fussed about the packaging, as it was small enough to fit into my make up bag which was all I was concerned with. I was also glad to see that the majority of this was actual lipgloss unlike some where the lid is longer then the tube containing the gloss!

        On opening the product I am pleased to find there is quite a fruity smell to the lipgloss which is very pleasent, the applicator is like most other for lipgloss which are slightly slanted to help aid application. When I began putting the lipgloss onto my lips I noticed their was a bit of a tingling sensation however this went within a few seconds, the lipgoss itself felt quite sticky when on my lips which I really didnt like as it felt as though you could see my lips sticking together as I spoke. The colour I have to admit was nice and was a nice coverage over my lips and it had a nice shine to it.

        However I found that with this lipgloss you need to re-apply it quite frequently as everytime I drank it seemed to come off on the glass. So although this ligloss is cheap I feel you would end up using it up quite quick.

        Since the one time I used this lipgloss I have not used it again as I just didnt like the feel of it on mylips.

        My opinion is if you want a chap lipgloss look elsewhere or at least just spend a few extra pennies to get something you'll actually use.

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        20.02.2009 11:44
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        Lip gloss

        I have experimented with a number of lip gloss products and this is one that I will not be returning to , it is not that it is an awful product it is just that there are a lot better lip gloss products on the market while this one is rather average however it is not bad value for money if you are looking for a lip gloss at the cheaper end of the market.

        It comes in a wide range of shades, I tend to go for the subtler less gawdy end of the range preferring a more natural look and each gloss has 1.2ml of product.

        This is wet look product indeed your lips remain wet while wearing it, it has a nice smooth application to ot with pretty good coveridge levels however because it remains wet you do have to be careful with transfer to other surfaces and faces. The downside to this is that you will find yourself re-applying it, the taste is not too bad should you forget and run your tongue over your lips.

        On the hole this is not too bad as far as products go it is just that there are better ones on the market that are worth the extra spend.

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          18.02.2009 12:30
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          A value for money lipgloss which is great to keep in a handbag, but rubs of and stays wet!

          Another review on one of the products I purchase most... lipgloss!

          I'm a big fan of lipgloss and like to try them out. The amount of money I spend on a lipgloss varies from £2 to £20. However as I have mentioned before I have a habit of losing my lipgloss when I am out so I have two categories of lipgloss.
          Expensive take care of me and cheap, cheerful and allowed to come on nights out with me.

          The Plump Up The Volume Boots 17 lipgloss fits into the latter. If I lose it then I haven't wasted too much money.

          The product
          Plain and simple packaging the product comes in a number of colours and contains 1.2ml of lipgloss. The colours range from more muted nude tones to brighter more vibrant shades.

          As stated on the tube its from the 17 range so only available in Boots stores. .

          The Plump Up the Volume name gives an impression of full plump lips. Unlike some of the plumping lip products this does not make your lips tingle however it doesn't make lips look really full like other similar products from different brands. The plump fullness comes from the wet look that the product achieves as the lipgloss doesn't really dry. On a positive the product is more wet that sticky so doesn't end up all over your teeth BUT it does rub off easily as its so wet and always needs reapplied. My boyfriend hates this lipgloss and wont give me a kiss as my lips are apparently "wet and disgusting". Colours wise I prefer the more nude muted tones. With the bright colours because the product is so wet one touch or smudge and it makes the brighter colours look patchy. My favourite colour is the clear lipgloss... it sounds a bit boring but I find that with the colours the effect is so wet looking, adding colour to my lips also is a bit much!

          Overall , It's a great lipgloss to have in your handbag if you want an immediate effect and don't mind reapplying. The range of colours is excellent however I would recommend the clear lipgloss. As with many lipglosses in this price range it does need regularly reapplied as tit rubs off easily. However its more wet than sticky which means it doesn't rub off and cover your teeth. An average product really performance wise but good value.

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            09.08.2008 22:08
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            A great, value for money option

            I've been using this lipgloss for years now and it is my favourite that I have tried. I bought it after reading a recommendation in a magazine in my early teens. It was cheap and I liked the packaging, and that an applicator was included. I bought the clear one as I don't like any of the coloured options.

            I used to use it a lot but now clear lipgloss has gone out of fashion and I prefer more matte lips, and bright pink or red colours. I usually will just use a small amount in the centre of my bottom lip to make it look fuller, if I use it at all.

            It is not sticky, extremely shiny, easy to apply and comfortable to wear. It doesn't make my lips feel laden down with product.

            Recently the screw lid end of this got stuck and snapped so although I can still use the gloss and the applicator is fine, I can't screw the lid back on, which is disappointing and means I have to buy a new one.

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            25.11.2007 00:56
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            If you like lip gloss, you'll probably love em and they are selling like hotcakes!

            I am not a fan of lip gloss!
            I never have been.

            I've never much seen the point of giving myself big hippo like lips that smudge and stick to everything and leave a trail where ever I've been! You cant eat and drink with it on, and it always looks grimy after a while in the jar, pot or whatever it comes in.

            I just always think it looks bug infested after a week and my lips feel mucky with it on and whats more it never stays on very long, apart from places you don't want it to, such as your teeth, and how it sticks to the enamel on your teeth and not your lips. I just don't know and therefore i don't trust it lol

            Today however I went to Boots. I thought I'd get my mum a little something for her birthday as I've got her main presents already, but you know what its like your never 'done' till the day arrives and I'm a panicker and a giver!

            It was a horrible day out in the soggy weather and I felt sorry for myself but when I got to Boots the chemist I felt much rejuvination when I got looking about at all the nik naks and they had that song off the advert playing in the background 'here come the girls' and I got shopping!

            They have a lot of offers on as always and I got loads of stuff with a 100 points added to my card, I got a free hair product and a half priced hair product and allsorts and then I spotted the 3 for the price of 2.

            I was bout to spend enough on the bits I actually needed without looking at the expensive stuff so I thought this is great! There's 3 people in my house, my mother, my step dad and err me! lol
            So get mum a birthday pressie , David a little Xmas present and me a little treat! So I spotted what I'm reviewing!

            What it is....

            Its a little pretty pink cardboard bag.
            It contains 10 x 1.2ml mini bottles of Boots No 17 lip glosses, it may not be the lip plump but it may be, it doesn't say, besides which I've owned a lip plump and it hit the bin cos it didn't work.

            The best bit is it cost a fiver and I know my mum will like them as she never knows what lippies to try and they all small enough to go in an evening bag for when she goes out and better still there is a £1 off voucher in the bag to use against a purchase of £5 when you buy the product so will encourage her to get the one she likes. So I got her one and me one (forgetting I don't like lip gloss!) and step dad a lynx gift set all for a tenner and I had a ten pound voucher to spend and it was triple points and I had a double the point ticket to use with my advantage card!
            See now why I have so many toiletries?!

            Boots No17

            To me its the younger sister of Boots No7.
            Where as No7 is sophisticated in design, innovative and has that feel good quality to it, No 17 doesn't.

            The packaging is aimed at the young (early 20s) and the range is awash with fashionable colours where as no7, well it isn't its about class, style and elegance. They are very far removed from each other on the market as I believe you can get. Price wise your looking at about double for no7 against no17 (I looked today).

            However like I said I got it cos it cheap and part of a deal, and I know that sometime earlier this year no17 had a revamp so maybe the product has changed!

            So as I told you my little ten little bottles are 1.2ml each
            they are plastic, clearly written on it says lip gloss and 17 with black screw on lids and sponge applicators within them.
            Use wise ya gonna get bout 20 applications each? Maybe more maybe less but I've used it once and none is gone so far lol

            The colours i have are....

            Crystal
            Star Girl
            Pink Ice
            Barely Rose
            Peachy
            In The Nude
            Very Berry
            Bubbly
            and to the set only (special additions) Fruit Smoothie and Pink Frappe.

            My Verdict....

            Not at all me.
            I'm not used to the feeling of a gloss after wearing lipfinity for as far back as I can remember its quite an ordeal wearing anything wet on my lips. I'm used to them being dry!

            I think these are fine for young people with decent lips but as I'm getting older (33) I notice that my lips arn't as defined as they used to be and I need an even colour and something I can fake a little shape with.

            Call it make up snobbery if you wish but I don't get that luxurious feeling using No17 that I think I deserve. I mean after all when I was a kid I used enough rubbish like Cover Girl and Constance Carroll to last me a life time! This reminds me of that!
            I painted this on my lips and I lost it after 20 minutes the only good thing was that it come off clean and didn't leave me blotchy it had just evaporated, the second time I applied it, it did stay on cos I blotted it and it lasted about an hour an half.

            The colour was very subtle when I did blot it and it was the darkish shade which is very berry. It does go on smooth and that surprised me a little cos in the bottles they look like they have lots of glitter in them , but they don't.

            They are gorgeous colours to give them credit a nice deep burgundy ,four peachy colours and a couple of pinks and a couple of browns and a clear gloss too.

            It really is a great idea and to me if you like this sort of thing and you like gloss its brilliant value, like I say 20 odd goes a pot is not tight!
            I shall persevere with them and at a fiver they are worth a go , I think I'm just not used to having to keep reapplying colour! God knows what I'd do without lipfinity! lol.

            This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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            01.04.2004 22:03
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            I'm not a big fan of lipsticks as they often feel heavy and quite drying on the lips, plus I always associate them with old people! I prefer lip glosses because you can apply them without a mirror, they are usually moisturising and there's such a huge range out there to try (you can never have too many!). The one I keep going back to is Boots 17 Plump Up The Volume Lip Gloss. The Boots 17 range has been around for as long as I can remember - I've tried quite a few of their products and they're definitely good quality! I use their foundation, eyeshadows, pressed powder and of course, their lip gloss, and I've never been disappointed with any of them. The lip gloss comes in a wide range of colours - there are only a few listed on the website but I saw about ten in Boots. There are clear, sheer and ones with lots of pigment, so you'll find one to suit you! My favourite at the moment is Peachy, which is a pale pink colour with gold shimmery bits, which makes me look nice and tanned, but I also use Crystal and Barely Rose. Unlike a lot of cheaper cosmetics, the lip gloss doesn't look cheap and tacky at all! It has a matte silver lid and the colour of the tube matches the colour of the lip gloss. It's clear as well so you can see how much gloss you have left! It's nice and sleek - you won't be embarrassed about whipping it out in the ladies, and you can pop it into your bag or pocket without any trouble. The gloss itself is quite thick and slightly gloopy, and has no smell, but spreads easily and smoothly over your lips. It does highlight dry, flaky patches though so use a lip balm beforehand! You only need a small amount because it is quite thick but it doesn't feel disgustingly heavy and sticky on your lips! Although the shade looks fairly natural it has a lot of colour - thankfully the colour doesn't bleed over the lip line like Revlon Lip Glide does (never, ever buy it, you h
            ear me?!)! The look is fairly natural but of course this will depend on the shade you try! It has subtle shimmer and is quite glossy, but not as much as it could be - which I'm happy with as I don't like lips that could double up as a mirror! If your hair blows in the mind, it will stick to your lips but ALL lip glosses do that, trust me! It lasts for around 3-4 hours without eating before it fades away completely but the shimmer stays so you still have something on your lips! It's easy to reapply as well because you don't need a mirror. I tend to emphasise my eyes, so if I had red lips or something, I would look like Jodie Marsh (who always seems to throw all the contents of her make up bag onto her face - in the dark!), so this is perfect for me. The lip gloss isn't perfect - it could last longer and be less sticky - but it's the best I've used so far. I've always switching between products but I think I'll stick with this one! Even better, the prices of the whole 17 range have been lowered! The gloss used to cost 4.50 GBP but has been dropped to 2.99 which I think is great value for money! The prices are now around the same as Collection 2000, but the packaging with Boots 17 isn't cheap and tacky, and you know you're getting quality! Recommended? Yes - I could cry if this product were discontinued!

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              26.01.2003 22:41
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              First of all, even without trying out the lipgloss, this is impressive! I chose a pearly pink with shimmery particles, and as it comes in a see-through tube, you can see the product through it. It has a matte silver lid and silver writing. I think most lipglosses under £3-4 can look cheap and nasty, but this manages to look cool - it doesn't exactly look expensive but it doesn't look cheap either! The applicator inside the lid was fairly easy to use. The small opening of the tube takes off any excess so you don't put too much or too little onto your lips, which is a problem I've had with a lot of lipglosses! The colour was meant to be a shimmery dark pink but looked pretty close to my natural lip colour, maybe just a little bit darker. My lips were fairly glossy, but not gloopy and the particles caught the light. It lasted me a good few hours before wearing off, which might not sound all that good but it's more than I can say for any other lipgloss under £5 that I've tried! It moisturised my lips as well like a normal lip-balm would. I'll be buying this again - good quality, cute packaging, long-lasting - what more could you want?! There are quite a lot of different shades to choose from as well, which is a bonus.

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                19.01.2003 18:51

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                Volume? - Advantages: Nice colour, Easy to apply - Disadvantages: Doesn't give ''volume'', runny

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                17.05.2002 01:01
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                Lipgloss isn't just an excellent PULP song , it's something I like to wear every now and then. I don't really like wearing much make up so I find lipgloss the perfect compromise. I bought 17 Plump Up The Volume Lip Shine on Friday, so as it has been put through it's paces now, thanks to a waif like charmer named Andrew , I thought I'd share my findings with you. I am never going to have Angelina Jolie's lips. FACT. But does this lipgloss really Plump up The Volume. Umm. No. Not really. It does make my lips look shiney, but so does the grease after eating fried chicken. Anyway a lip gloss that makes your lips look shiney is hardly earth shattering news is it? Taste wise this product is about as interesting as listening to Jordan debate. It takes of absolutely nothing,other than a strange aftertaste of rubber. I much prefer the minty flavoured lip shine in the Natural Collection. On application with the little wand, the gloss feels rather sticky. Yes. I am sat here kissing the back of my hand, just to prove a point. Now, I applied the gloss just before we left and one vodka later it was gone. My Natural Collection one only used to budge if I was indulging in my favourite pastime (Kissing). All in all I found this product very disappointing. It is almost as pointless as Anthea Turner. For £3.25 I could have bought a double vodka, the charlatans. This product is also available in 4 diffrent colours and is currently part of the 17 3 items of the price of 2 promotion

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