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Item: 17 Glitter Eye Shaddow
Colour: Chalice (bronze in colour)
Size: There isn't a size on this packaging
Bought in: Boots (own brand)
What's good about this eye shadow?
This is a small round pot of shadow, 3.5cm wide by 2cm tall so easily fits in your make up bag. The pot is matt silver and the lid is clear so you can see the colour and how much is left and screws tightly shut. I like the overall design and it looks quite classic. For the size I think that £3.89 is reasonable and there was a lot of colours available to choose from. The colour is very shimmery rather than glittery but still gives of a nice bronzed sheen. The eye shadow is packed nice and tightly in the little tray that holds it, so it doesn't flake off when you try to apply it to the brush, so no excess is wasted that has to be blown away before the lid is put back in.
What's not so good about this eyes shadow?
As it is glittery it gets everywhere. It seems to seep in to all the skin around the eye, so when I apply it at first it is in place on my eye lid, but with some blinking and moving of may face, a quick look in the mirror shows me a shimmery sheen right up to my eye brows and under my eyes. This colour is quite sheer too, so I didn't feel that it gave me enough colour on its own. After the first attempt I started wearing it over a much darker brown eye shadow and over this it is a much deeper colour and really compliments it. As this is a small round pot of eye shadow there is no room for a brush, which isn't a major issue but means you will have to carry one in your make up bag for touch ups.
It made me feel a bit like the girl from Goldeneye and it does make your skin look glowing and more tanned.
Overall this is a bit of a strange one. On its own I don't feel that it gives enough colour and it seeps on to skin around the eye, but over a darker shadow it looks great. So giving 3 stars as packaging is small and handy for makeup bag and using it as second layer works well but 2 stars off for lacking depth on its own and the seepage!
I quite like Boots 17 brand as I have used many of their products and have been impressed with the results.
I bought this 17 single eye shadow not long ago while browsing the make-up stands in Boots.
~ Appearance ~
It comes in a round black plastic container with a clear window in the front with '17 Eyes' on it. The eye shadow itself is ridged all the way around the circular container.
The lid of the eye shadow is easy to twist off.
~ Price ~
This eye shadow is only available at Boots stores or online at www.boots.com. It is priced at £3.89. It is available in a wide range of colours. I got it in a cream colour called Ivory Coast.
~ Use ~
I find that this eye shadow is really easy to pick up onto your brush by swirling the brush around the powder. I have not been as impressed with how it transfers onto my eyelids though. The colour is noticeable, but it is not transferred as easily as with other eye shadows and I feel the need to build the colour up or else it appears translucent on my eyelids.
I do find this is sometimes the case with lighter coloured eye shadows and this is a light shade.
I also noticed that there was some fallout onto my face, which I don't usually have problems with, but the powder dusts off the eye shadow into thick powdery dust, rather than fine dust that I get with many eye shadows.
The eye shadow has a light shimmer to it and it looks nice once applied. I really like the effect. I like to wear light coloured eye shadows as I think it looks really contrasting when you apply thick black mascara with it. Due to the fallout, I find that this eye shadow does put some whiteness onto my lashes so I think mascara is a must.
The eye shadow is long lasting. It easily lasts an 8 hour day. It is also easy to remove at the end of the day with an eye make-up remover, cleanser or wipe.
I do like this eye shadow once it is on, but it could be a bit more pigmented. I would buy this again in another colour, but if I had the same results with transferring it onto my eyelids then I wouldn't buy it again after that.
Although I do like the light shimmery effect this has and it looks nice when properly applied, I could not recommend this eye shadow because it is let down by its poor transferring abilities and how much the colour needs to be topped up.
I do not wear loads of make-up but I also feel pretty naked leaving the house without any on at all so I tend to opt for quite a natural look although as I am getting older I do find that achieving a natural look takes a lot more effort that it used to!
One of my current favourites is a Boots 17 Solo Eye-shadow. I have Mardis Gras which is a metallic beige/brown colour. The pot was £3.49 which seemed cheap to me for a reasonable sized pot. I tend to associate 17 with youngsters so I am not sure what made me buy this one in the first place.
This pressed eye-shadow is supplied in a dark grey pot with a clear lid so it is easy to see the colour both when selecting in store and also when grabbing it rapidly out of my make-up bag in the mornings. The 3.5cm diameter pot is easy to unscrew and contains a generous amount of the shadow, I have ripped off the paper details from mine so I am not sure of the amount. The lid is very secure even if not screwed back on tightly and I have never had any problems of the top coming of by accident.
The shadow does not come with any applicator so I apply mine with an eye shadow brush as I prefer brushes over sponge applicators. I find that it only takes a light sweep across the surface of the pot for the brush to pick up enough product. I have tried cheap eye-shadows in the past where you have really had to work at the surface to get shadow on the brush but this one is perfect.
The shadow transfers to the eye-lid very smoothly and instantly gave quite a lot of colour. I was quite surprised by the even coverage, I expected it to be thinner and patchier but it felt like I was applying a much more expensive product. The colour was shinier than I had expected however and I had visions of lots of metallic powder collecting in my creases and crow's-feet by the end of the day but I decided to persevere as I likely the mink-type colour that this produced on my eye-lids.
I was amazed at the staying power of this eye shadow. When I returned home from work the colour still looked true and it had not formed crease-lines across my lids at all. The shadow was easy to remove with cleansing wipes at the end of the day.
I have been pleasantly surprised by this little pot of colour. Although it is a little shinier than I would have preferred I have now used nearly the whole pot as I love the colour and the longevity. I have bought a couple of other products which were more expensive but I keep coming back to this Solo shadow due to its ease of application and the fact that I know it won't need touching up throughout the day. 17 do over 15 shades in this range so I will certainly be having a look at some of the others, they seem to range from young and vibrant through to matte nudes so I am certain there will be something for everyone and at the bargain price and Advantage card points too I would certainly recommend trying them.
I bought my 17 Solo Eye Shadow from boots about 6 months ago and there is still plenty left. It was at a bargain price of £1.60! Not bad hey! My particular one is in Thunderbolt colour is kind of a matt grey colour. These little pots are dermatologically tested and my particular one is fragrance free, whereas others (particularly the newer ones) actually have fragrances.
This eye shadow comes in a little cute round pot and because of its size you can fit it just about anywhere. You could buy a whole collection and still have room for more!
This little pot of colour is pretty brilliant and is very easy to apply, but having said that also easy to take off. The product once on, tends to last a long time and I even slept with mine on one night (by accident) and woke up and it was still on! A little faded, but still on!
The product itself does not come with an applicator, so you have to use your own. I believe that its a good thing that it doesnt come with an applicator, otherwise the little round pot wouldnt be so little. One time I couldnt find an applicator, so used a cotton bud and suprisingly enough the product actually went on really nicely! This was nice, as I was getting ready for a night out and was already in a rush and didnt have time to look for an eye shadow applicator. So I know I can just use a cotton bud next time! Plus.. its more hygenic! Bonus!
Some of the other colours include; Shocking Pink, Viva Diva, Green Glimmer, Mardi Gras, Darkness, Ivory Coast and Seagreen Splash. The colour range for these eye shadows are pretty varied, but it would be nice if there were more and I wouldnt mind seeing some brighter colours.
I would definitely recommend these eye shadows, as the quality of them are really good. I only have one of these, but would be willing to get more if they had more shades more suited to my skin tone.
Boots 17 range has bought make-up to teens on a tight budget for decades, and the solo eyeshadow is one of their most classic and popular ranges. These generous pots of eyecolour costs less than £4 and come in a huge range of colours from the muted to the bold, and now there is a newer metallic variety for peepers with sparkle.
I personally have tried many of the shades, including bright pink, emerald green, bright purple and the darkest grey black I've ever seen in make-up. And they have become staple products of my make-up bag due to their wearability and low price.
The eyeshadow comes in a round plastic pot - much like the Stargazer eyedusts do. It has a circular clear plastic window on the top so that you can see the colour without having to search the label or open the pot. Inside the packaging is a generous sized pressed eyeshadow pan containing your chosen colour.
The shadows themselves are not as highly pigmented as the higher priced brands are, but this isn't always a bad thing. Remember that a lesser pigmented shadow means you can build up colour gradually and are less likely to make mistakes with it. You can get deep colour with these shadows; it just takes a little longer to build it up. They also give a great translucent wash of colour over the eyelid too due to the lower pigment content. This is also great for those wanting to wear the ever classic and fashionably smokey eye look as you can slowly build up the intensity in the corners of the eyes after washing the colour over the lid.
They do not have a strong scent and last well on the eyelid, though to make them last all day and all night I'd suggest using a primer first to give the shadow a good even base to stick to. I can usually wear mine all day without having to retouch which is great at the price. Also they haven't caused any reaction to my sensitive eyes so they get top marks with me.
Essentially if you like to try the latest shades and looks at a low price these are a great buy.
I have this eyeshadow in four shades: Lovely Lilac, Punky Purple, Viva Diva (a lovely shade of turquoise), Style Queen (silvery white), and a glittery blue one. As you may have guessed from the amount of them I own, I really like them! The colours are vivid and go on smoothly. The glittery blue one could be a bit more glittery, but it creates a nice effect as it is. The different shades blend easily with each other, and it's easy to vary the effect by building up the colour.
I have had some of these for years, and even the ancient ones are still usable. The oldest two (probably about six years old, and probably should have been chucked out years ago!) are looking a bit worse for wear, but this is probably mainly down to misuse: one has gone a bit caked on the top - probably after my friend had her sweaty fingers in it - and the other one has broken up into tiny pieces - probably after a few too many flights - but both are still usable, which is good going.
As I have mentioned in my review of the Trio eyeshadows, you don't get as much eyeshadow as you might expect from the size of the pot - the colour is in a shallow tray sitting in the top of the deep pot. Although this is a bit misleading, it still lasts for ages - I've used all of them quite a lot, and I've so far only seen the bottom of one of them. Although the pots take up a bit more space than necessary, they are a much better design than the flip-tops that this product used to come in. One of my flip-tops has a broken hinge, and was a bit flimsy to start with. The screw-top pots are much sturdier.
At £3.22, it's not badly priced, and far better quality than some other brands in this price range. I love this eyeshadow range, and I'm always looking for another colour to buy!
I own many different colours in the Boots 17 Solo Eyeshadow range. As I am quite fair-skinned and fairly bad at doing quite complicated make-up things I tendy to stick to light shimmery colours. My favourite from this range is Femme Fatale which is a shimmery white powder and creates a very subtle bright-eyed look. The powder itself is very easy to apply, I just apply it across my lids with my finger and blend out towards my eyebrows. It stays in place for a long time and the light colours can be easily mixed to create new, individual shades. I can't speak for the darker colours in this range as I have not tried them but there are a variety of fun shades to choose from. I certainly can't complain about the value for money as these eyeshadows are very inexpensive and last for quite a long time. The little screw top pots they are in are pefect for slipping into a handbag or make up bag.
When it comes to buying make-up there's simply no stopping me it really is my vice! I own heaps and heaps of the stuff and I just buy whatever I fancy really. I'm a fan of big brands such as Max Factor, Benefit and Urban Decay but unless I'm in need of something in-particular (which is very rare due to the amount of make-up I actually own already!)I will be swayed by special offers and free gifts of course! Which is how I come to owning this eyeshadow. Mine came in a lovely pink box with other free gifts when I spent five pounds on any 17 products and I needed some nail care stuff so swayed into purchasing this brand I was!
I'm not really a fan of 17 products and much prefer the more grown up approach from it's big sister No7 however there is a price difference it has to be said so as I say I plumped for getting the stuff I needed from the cheaper range and getting some free goodies to try out!
Normally a dark grey screw apart plastic, round container with see through window of which you can see you colour through and on the top in silver lettering which tells you it's '17 Eyeshadow'. On the base your told your colour and given contact details for Boots and the recycle symbol is on there. However mine being a freebie was a special edition and came in a cardboard round pot which has a multi-coloured pattern on it and a drawn on picture of a hippie looking chic on it and I'm told on the front that it's 17 and on the base I'm told that it's 17, 'Vintage, Yeah Baby Eyeshadow, contact details for Boots is on there and the recycle symbol is on there too. To get into mine the lid pulls on and off and it's a very cute little box but be aware these one's are not available to buy they are limited edition and the one's available to buy are the same product as I have but you only get my sort of packaging as free gifts so the ones you will buy are alot plainer.
What Boots Say About 17 Eyeshadow....
17 Solo Eye-shadows are individual pots of silky smooth, intense eye colour from pearly iridescents and sit-up-and-notice-me shades to the softest matte nudes.
Well this isn't the first '17' eyeshadow I've used. I have owned other shades in the past so I am quite familiar with the brand.
My particular eyeshadow is rather impressive to be fair. The colour I have is a slightly shimmery goldish colour and although a light colour the formula is a rather moist powder. It smooths on the eyes lovely and feels light as a feather on and makes eye feel very smooth and hydrated with not one hint of heaviness. It doesn't crack or cake over time and stays on without irritating eyes for about 8 hours and wipes off very easily with make up remover wipes or cleanser and toner. It's just a very simple eyeshadow to use with no transfer but after 8 hours it does start to fade a little. Still, in my view that's not bad going for an eyeshadow this cheap and if you notice any fading you can of course make sure the area is grease free and add a little more over the top and again it doesn't crease or get heavy or anything.
Now I like the lighter colours in the range. Some of the darker colours I have found to be a bit more powdery than the lighter colours for some reason and flatter in colour as well which in my view makes them harder to apply and they do fade quicker as the colour is more noticeable and mistakes are more shown up. I owned a dark blue one a while back and the powder flaked everywhere during application and it was hard to evenly coat my eye lid for that reason. However even the darker colours do remove well just don't expect them to be a dream to apply but it is achievable to get an ok look just sadly after a about an hour I found the colour to fade quite badly and smudge!
At the moment there are 6 colours available to buy in the solo colours and they are £2.89 each. There are also solo glitter eye-shadows available at £3.19 each and 6 colours available and trio compacts at £4.99 and in 10 colours which have 3 colours in each that mix and match.
Overall I recommend the lighter shades which seem to have a different, shimmery kind of colour to them and are much easier to apply due to their texture but the darker one's I don't recommend due to the powder being a bit dry and harder to apply it onto the eyes.
Create a variety of looks! Individual pots of silky smooth colours to transform your eyes /