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17 Sheer Moisture Lipstick

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Brand: Boots 17 / Type: Lipstick / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Suitable for: Lip / What it does: Moisturizes,

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      08.05.2013 17:35
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      Lovely Lippy from Boots

      Backgrund
      Lipsticks have been around since ancient times, lip colouring was popular in England from the 16th century, with the reign of Elizabeth I bright lips and white faces was popular with upper class ladies and actors. Guerlain in France being the first maker of lipstick by the end of the 19th century, prior to this it was beeswax and red plant stains. In 1915 they were cased in metal before becoming plastic during the second world war.
      1930's saw a wider range of colours by Elizabeth Arden and was seen as a symbol of sexuality.

      Why I bought these
      I have many brands of lipsticks in my make up bag but I do like this boots brand.
      I have 2 Boots Sheer Moisture Lipsticks, The Berry silk and Antique lace, both pink type shades. The antique lace is a very similar shade to Rimmels Asia. I wear make up to work but don't tend to bother around the house, so go for browny pink type shades that arent dissimilar to my own lip colour as these are my personal preference, rather than brighter shades, for a more natural look.

      Application
      They go on really easily, and unlike some lipsticks they last most of the day, although still require a bit of touching up half way through the day but I do work in a dry environment. They feel nice on application, not greasy and give good coverage. The smell slightly waxy but not fragranced.

      Cost
      Lipsticks are about £9.50 but I bought these for 50p from a boots clearance event.

      Im going to rate this brand as 4/5.

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      22.09.2010 22:37
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      Definately one to pick up!

      This was the first lipstick I ever bought and I still reach for it often now. I bought the shade Cashmere Blush which is a gorgeous cool toned pink.

      The pigmentation of this lipstick is fabulous, it's a really cute colour and is really buildable. It isn't really 'sheer' as the name suggests. It lasts for a long time too, if you don't eat or drink it really does last well. Its not invincible but hey, it doesn't claim to be.

      The packaging is sleek and stylish and very durable, considering the cheap price tag. It is a sophisticated dark grey tube with silver detailing. I think it's great value for money, especially as there are lots of offers usually on this brand in Boots.

      My only issue with this lipstick is that I find it to be a little drying. It doesn't do that annoying thing where it all goes dry and scabby looking on your lips, but it certainly doesn't moisturise, as the name suggests.

      However, this wouldn't put me off buying more of them, they really are very cute and very pretty colours and the price can't be faulted!

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      23.08.2010 21:00
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      Not so worth it for the classics.

      I am definitely not a make up expert, and very much a beginner. I find it hard to know what colours suit me so I have to experiment, I find the 17 range a good place to do this as it has tons of great colours. It has the classics and the current high fashion colours. They are all at a reasonable price, depending on what finish you go for, they are around £3-5 pounds. 17 make up is always on some kind of offer, and is often 3 for 2, which is a great time to stock up.

      This time round I bought a subtle fairly everyday colour, called antique lace. It is a purpley pink, and its not neon or out there in any way and I think can be worn by anyone of any age.

      The lipstick comes in plain timeless packaging, a black tube with a twist up and down function, easy to use! The lipstick feels nice and soft when you put it on. I think it has a more accurate look when applied with lip liner, but that is not always possible.

      The lipstick is a gorgeous colour and looks the same colour once on as it does on the shelf, which is always important when picking your colours and being able to trust what you get.

      The colour lasts around one hour, which I don't think is long enough. It looks quite moisturised and soft once on, but it certainly doesn't leave your lips feeling soft, I always have to put vaseline on afterwards. It doesn't make my lips drier, it just doesn't make them more moisturised as I believed the name would suggest.

      I think this is a great brand to try a new colour out, or for high fashion colours as you would not use the lipstick too much anyway, so spending any more would be a waste of money, but, I do think for a classic colour which I would get lots of wear out of, I would invest in a better brad next time. Sorry 17!

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      04.07.2010 17:07
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      The advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages, get down to boots.

      Overview
      This is a lipstick available in Boots, as part of their '17' range. The website claims '17 Sheer Moisture Lipstick contains shea butter to leave your lips feeling moisturised for up to 12 hours, while providing a sheer colour. SPF 12'. It costs £3.99.

      Good points
      Firstly, this is the best lipstick I've tried. It's very moisturising, which my lips need as they dry out very quickly. The colour is also quite sheer which is good as it means you can easily get away with more risqué shades than you'd be able to with a more pigmented colour. I use balmy beige, and it is almost the perfect nude - if it was just slightly more pigmented I would be so, so happy with it! However, I think it's the best I'm going to find to work with my pale skin. The packaging feels like it is of quite high quality, and so does the product itself, which is excellent for the price - only £3.99. So you can easily afford to buy this in all the different colours they offer. It also has no smell to it, and has SPF 12 so will protect your lips.

      Bad points
      Unfortunately, due to it being a sheer, moisturising lipstick, it wears off a lot more quickly than you'd expect a matte one to, so you have to keep reapplying. Also, the packaging itself is very plain, just a silver and black tube with the 17 logo on one end and the colour on the other. 17 have just released a new lipstick in a shiny, bright blue tube, I wish this was more like that! However, for this low price, I can't really complain.

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      25.07.2009 11:13
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      recommended by me

      I don't wear lipstick all that often but I do prefer it to gloss because you don't get your hair sticking to your lips the minute it gets windy outside! One of my favourite lipsticks is 17's sheer moisture lippy.

      I've had this product for absolutely ages, and although in the time since I've bought it, I've purchased a few others, I always come back to this one.

      The lipstick I have is in a greyish-blue casing with a silver coloured band around the middle, however in the last month or so the whole 17 range has been revamped, so it's quite likely that this has changed.

      Given the amount of beauty products I use and subsequently beauty reviews I write, I wouldn't be surprised if some of you imagine me as a high maintenance gal, caked in make-up 24/7! The truth, however, is that I rarely wear make-up, and when I do, I tend to prefer the natural look.

      This, being a sheer lipstick, achieves this easily. It doesn't look painted on as some lipsticks can, instead it just creates a sheer veil of colour, which looks natural and over the top. If you like dramatic lip colours, I would suggest this probably is not for you, but as a daytime lipstick, that gives colour without looking cakey or thick, this lipstick is perfect

      Application of the lipstick is easy - it has a slanted tip on both sides, and glides onto the lips smoothly and doesn't feel waxy or heavy on application. In fact, once on your lips you can't feel that you're wearing it, which is a huge plus point for me. I really can't stand when you have a lipstick on that feels heavy, as you're conscious of it constantly - I want to just put my lipstick on and forget about it - with this, I can achieve that!

      Another thing I must mention - this lipstick is called Sheer Moisture, and indeed it is moisturising. My lips can get quite dry and this really does hydrate them and keep them feeling soft - it's almost as good as a lip balm.

      Staying power of this product is one slight downside. It lasts a good few hours without requiring re-application, however it wont last all night, and it tends to come off onto the glass when you have a drink, so not really a great 'going out' lipstick.

      I can't remember the exact price of this product as it's so long since I bought it, but I believe it retails around the £3.50 price. All 17 make-up is reasonably priced, and this was definitely worth the money seeing as how much use I've got from it.

      Overall, I really love this lipstick - I even prefer it to my Dior one which cost about £17! If you're looking for a light, natural looking daytime lipstick that doesn't cost the earth, then this is well worth a try.

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        12.07.2009 18:38
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        good for everyday use only

        I was given one of these lipsticks recently and thought it was just a regular lippy but when I tried it, realised it's more of a slick or gloss. This makes it very easy to apply quickly (mistakes won't show as much!) and light to wear. I often have problems with lippy drying my lips out, so this was a pleasant change as it feels more like a balm or gloss once on. It's also easier to apply than the usual lipgloss with a wand which is so popular at the moment.

        17 has recently been repackaged and the new look is much slicker, centred around shiny black packaging. This product is in a normal lipstick tube and is quite slim so ideal for a handbag.

        There's a smaller colour range available in this lipstick compared to the other lipsticks in the range so it's perhaps not as versatile as some other gloss-style products that are available but a good little range nonetheless. Good for a run of the mill day at the office or for teenagers just starting to wear makeup.

        The product is obviously exclusive to Boots and I have found that the smaller stores don't stock it, or only perhaps one or two shades.

        I liked this product so much I have been and brought another in shade. I love Antinque Rose but Chocolate Suede (which is really just a rehashing of "Maple" if anyone remembers the old 17 sheer lipstick range) Is also very versatile.

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        23.06.2009 01:48
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        Waste of my pennies this one!

        Hating lippie the way I do (or any kind of lip gunk!) I truly loathe buying it, however I do of course wear it or I feel naked if not! However I don't like greasy, glossy feeling stuff on my lips but am finding that my lip 'inks' such as Max Factor 'Lipfinity' are really drying out my lips of late so I can't win at the minute no matter what I use lol. However in a good mood and treating myself to a load of new make-up products in Boots recently I came across this and simply liked the colour I was perusing and so I bought it!

        The Packaging....

        As so typical of Boots '17' products the casing is a dark grey. On the front of it and written length-ways I'm told it is Sheer Moisture, 17. On the bottom of the lipstick there is a colour coded sticker and on that I'm told my colour (in this case it's Pink Chiffon) and I'm given contact details for Boots and then there is a peel off white label on there that again states colour, shows the recycle symbol and contains the bar-code. Nice enough packaging but not really as classy as I'd like it to be when I pull it out to use it but hey ho, it's robust enough and the one thing I do really appreciate is that the lid is really secure (unlike a few lipsticks I own! lol).

        Using It....

        Well it's a conventional style lipstick. You twist the base up and down! Up to get the colour out of course and your met with a tube of colour that is slightly slanted and contains no smell to it at all. To apply it is simple of course. Use a lip pencil if desired to really define your lips or simply slap this on, as always it's up to you and the look you want to achieve.

        It glides on ever so effortlessly. It is rather greasy but saying that feels really hydrating, looks a little glossy and shimmery but as promised is 'sheer' giving a veil of colour to the lips. For me it is a little too greasy but I'm fine if I blot it down a bit and embed the colour into my lips slightly.

        Now if you just apply this and go you'll get about 20 minutes coverage and alot of transference onto anything your lips come into contact with. It doesn't dry into the lips but continues to moisturise with the grease content so you should expect to lose this I guess. Of course as I touched on you can apply it then blot for a light hint of colour that will last about 40ish minutes but then you can apply, blot, apply, blot and get about an hours colour....tops. It doesn't last at all and with this you do need to keep reapplying it if you want to wear it.

        Verdict....

        For me it's not long lasting enough which is a real pity in my eyes because the range of colours is very pretty, they are real value for money and on the lips do look classy and not one bit brassy or cheap but are subtle and summery.

        I like the sheerness and the fact that when it does wear off the lips they are left in a healthy and moisturised condition but for me as I said sadly it isn't long lasting enough and I'm just not the type of woman who wants to keep slapping gunk on!

        The idea for this lipstick is a good one but I feel due to it's lack of durability it's directed at young kids! Not for me this one and only for you if you don't mind a really greasy feeling on your face!

        Priced at £3.37 only in Boots and available in about 10 colour choices (all fairly light).

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