Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
Newest Review: ... 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 gli... more
Vivid colour that's easy to apply
17 Solo Eyeshadow
Member Name: cathsockhead
17 Solo Eyeshadow
Advantages: Great quality for the price, vivid colours, stays on well
Disadvantages: Not as much in the pot as you might think
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!
Summary: Gorgeous colours that go on smoothly and stay on for ages.