Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
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Nice effect, not so nice application
17 Solo Eyeshadow
Member Name: aclevername
17 Solo Eyeshadow
Advantages: nice light shimmery effect, nice pot
Disadvantages: difficult to transfer onto your skin, poor pigmentation, powder is thick and you get fallout
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.
Summary: 3 stars!