“ Brand: Boots 17 / Type: Eyeshadows / Subcategory: Eye Cream / Suitable for: Eye „
I purchased this Boots 17 eye crème for £3.71. My reasoning behind the purchase is that with age there are sadly more creases around my eyes than there used to be and powders often sink into these creases making them more apparent so the fact that this was a) a crème and b) was marketed as a sheer colour drew me to trying it out as I very rarely buy 17 products.
I purchased Wildflower which is a lilac shade (the first colour from the left in the picture above). The product comes in a small clear 10 ml tube so that you can see the colour within and the tube is not dissimilar to a lip gloss tube with a small nozzle at the top. Pressing gently on the tube allows the product to ooze slowly from the nozzle. The crème is rather more gel like in substance and not dissimilar again in texture to a lip gloss but it is in no way sticky and glided on smoothly and evenly. I think it helps to start of with only a small amount and work from there. I started off with said small amount on my finger and literally just swept the product over my eyelid blending as I went. The colour looks darker when a blob on your finger but once applied it is much lighter and more sheer. It went on smoothly and produced a very nice subtle colour which was slightly iridescent.
I found that I could then build the colour up more by applying a little more bit by bit but the colour always stays fairly low key which I did not mind - I used an eyeliner in a darker colour to contemplate the paler shade and felt very happy with the results.
I felt that the product enhanced my eyes and did not draw attention to the creases and made my eyes look subtlety made up and fresh.
If you aren't looking for a heavy look and worry about how powder looks on your eyes, then I would recommend this eye crème as for me, it did what I wanted it to do. There is a nice variety of colours as shown in the picture so you have some choice depending on your eye, hair and skin colouring.
The colour lasted unchanged for all the evening when I wore it and was easily removed with a cleansing wipe.
Thanks for reading. x
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I bought the wonderland colour which is the one on the far right. Overall this product is pretty adequate for the price (I think it was about £3.00) compared to other eye creams on the market. There are a variety of colours available all of which look nice. The eye creme is fragrance free.
It was quite difficult to apply as it is quite runny, but if you apply it with an eyeshadow brush, it makes it a bit easier to apply. One thing that I would say is be careful not to open your eyes straight away after you have applied it; wait for a couple of minutes otherwise it smudges all over your eyelids and looks messy.
Another problem is that after wearing it for a few hours, the eyeshadow becomes creased despite the fact that on the back of the packaging it says that it is crease-resistant. Also during a night out, it can run.
The packaging is not particularly inspiring however, it looks ok and serves its purpose so there are no major issues. When I put the packet in my bag, the silver top on the packaging did start to come off also. The nozzle makes it difficult to apply straight to the eye, but as said previously it is made slightly easier when using an eyeshadow brush.
I have this eye creme in a lilacy shade - I think it's the second from the right in the picture. I wouldn't usually choose a cream eyeshadow, but this one came free when I bought something else, so I obviously wasn't going to refuse!
I wasn't really sure how to go about applying this - it might have been useful to have some guidelines printed on the tube. I squirted some onto my finger and hoped for the best! It is of a similar consistency to thick lip gloss, which made it a bit awkward to apply evenly. I would perhaps describe it as more of a gel than a cream. With a little bit of blending with my finger, though, I got quite a nice subtle sheeny effect. The colour isn't as vivid as it looks on the tube, which was a little disappointing, but it is described as "subtle", so that's fair enough. I would imagine that this might blend quite nicely with other colours of the same product, although looking at the range, there might not be many feasible colour combinations.
Personally, I find powder eyeshadows more versatile, as I can vary the effects more easily, and they are more compatible with other brands for blending.
If you're looking for a subtle sheen of colour and don't mind spending an extra minute or two blending it, this is a nice buy. The other reviewer suggests applying it with a brush, which might help it to go on more evenly - I will be trying that!
****Boots 17 Sheer Shine Eye Creme****
I actually got this in a 17 kit i bought in the January sales because i liked the bag and was willing to pay the price for the bag on its own. My 2 eye cremes therefore stayed in the bottom of my make up bag until i came across them the other day when i was having a clear out.
Number 17 is a cheaper version of the boots no7 range and is only available at boots. I think it is mostly aimed at teenagers who don't have as much to spend on cosmetics.
The packaging from this makes me think of several lip glosses that i own. It is the exact same shape as a no7 lip gloss i have and the only difference i can see is that the applicator is longer.
One of the things i like about this is that it does not have a smell. According to the web site there are 6 different shades available (i have the two on the left) but i have seem much more than that,nothing worse than finding a product you like to find it is only available in limited colours. I like to change my make up quite frequently and try new things.
I found that if you applied it just using the product itself the product went on streaky .To get around this i just used a basic make up brush-problem solved. Once on i thought that the overall effect was nice.I liked both the shades i have especially the white one as i has a nice shiny look.
This lasted an okay amount of time but one thing i didn't like was that if i just use face wipes to take it off it was quite hard to remove.
This costs £3.71 at boots.co.uk but i would wait until it is on offer as this range frequently is.
A creamy textured eye shadow that glides on effortlessly delivering subtle colour, combined with a mischievous hint of shimmer /