Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
Newest Review: ... that I have used it. The lipstick at the moment comes in a blue metallic colour, which is really nice and makes the lipstick look expens... more
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17 Shine On Lipstick
Member Name: sarahhhx
17 Shine On Lipstick
Advantages: price, packaging, results
Disadvantages: staying power
I usually spend quite a lot on cosmetics, but recently I have tried some of she shades of lipstick at some of the cheaper brands to save some pennies. I have used this lipstick make before and really liked it so I definitely was willing to get it and try a new shade. The 17 Shine on lipstick is £4.49 at Boots. This is incredibly cheap for a lipstick, at the time I first purchased it; it did seem too good to be true.
The packaging as far as I know has changed three times, in the past few years that I have used it. The lipstick at the moment comes in a blue metallic colour, which is really nice and makes the lipstick look expensive. The packaging when I purchased it was much more boring, it was plain, long and thin. 17 have definitely had a make over! I have heard from various people that 'beehive' is a really nice shade in this lipstick. So I definitely want to try it out and is something you can look out for when you browse the range!
The shades I currently have are 'Hollywood' and Heather pink. The lipstick is shiny and glossy so although colours may seem quite bright such as 'Hollywood', which is a bright red, it does appear much lighter on the lips due to the glossy shine.
Due to the lipstick been glossy it is very easy to apply compared to some matte lipsticks. It blends really well because of the creaminess of it.
I would recommend two coats to really build it up because of the glossy look.
After application my lips look really glossy and moisturized. The colours I have are really nice too. The lipstick didn't last very long due to the glossiness of it, which seem to make it stick when I had a drink and so on.
I would say after an hour or so I needed to touch it up. I do really like this lipstick, so I wouldn't let that put me off.
Overall, I really like this lipstick. It is incredibly cheap and you do get lovely results for that, which did initially really surprise me. It is really easy to apply because of its creaminess, and really moisturizes my lips, which is always a good thing now it's getting to winter.
I definitely recommend trying out the colours before hand because of the fact the colours look so vibrant before application.
Summary: very good!