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      09.05.2013 02:57
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      A good range of colours, good staying power, good price, but no applicator or mirror in the set

      ==Boots 17 Trio Eye Shadows= =Introduction= Boots have 3 ranges of make up, no 7 which is the expensive range, no 17, which is mid range, I call this the affordable everyday makeup, and then natural collection which is bargain buy. These products can be purchased in store and on-line, but beware there can be postage charges. =No 17 Trio Eye Shadows= These are currently available in store for £5.49 per pot. In general the 3 eye shados have the dark colour, a mid range, then the 3rd is usually the pale shade, which be described as the highlighter product. Each eyeshadow is the same in size as the pot has been divided equally into into 3rds. =Colour Way= There are about 10 colourways in the range, from traditional colourways to bright neon colours. My favourite 2 in this range is "in the nude" which is brown based shades, with the highlighter being a cream shade, and Purple heart, which is a range of purples with the light shade in this being a very pale lilac colour. =Where is the brush?= A simple answer to that one there is not a brush included with the pot nor a mirror, it is literally what you see if what you get, a small pot of eye shadows, with a clear lid, that has no 17 wrote on it, this does not interfere with seeing what the eye-shadows are. =Staying Power= I find that the eye shadows have a good staying power, I can apply the eye shadow in the morning and by the evening, the eye shadow still looks as good. The pigmentation in the colours are well pigmentated. =Easy to remove= This is easy to remove the eye shadow with make up remover wipes. =Would I recommend= I would highly recommend this range of eye shadows, as well as other items within the range.  

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      07.05.2013 11:35
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      excellent product

      I have a love for boots 17 make up and most of my make up bag is from this brand. I had a voucher through the post from boots which stated 'buy any 17 eyeshadow duo or trio for £1' so I popped along to boots with my voucher to search for the perfect trio of eyeshadows. I ended up coming out the shop with the trio called 'midnight smoke' which consists of a dark shimmery blue, matte brown and a shimmery pinky brown. I wondered "how can these colours blend together well?" but I liked the colours and thought I could use them separately. When purchasing it had a sticker "just in" stuck on which was exciting as it was a new product to the range and I hadn't seen the colour trio before, so it was nice to purchase something a bit different. ============Using the trio=========== I got home and removed all my make up to try out my new trio midnight smoke. I ended up buying some new mascara with a voucher I had too which made it £2 and they had a 3 for 2 offer on also, so i ended up with 3 items for £3. Felt very pleased coming out of the store with those!. I used a slanted flat make up brush to apply to eye shadow and decided to go for all three and blend them together to see what would happen. I used to blue at the end of my eye lid and used the brown next and the pinky brown for the corner of my eyes. Upon blending it and using a softer brush to blend the dark blue in well, the results were amazing. I was so shocked to see the colours working so well together and I didn't look like a clown covered in make up. It was very subtle and I didn't need to use much of the eye shadow at all. I used more pinky brown that any other as I ended up blending some into the blue too. My eyes looked smoky in a satisfying way and the colour wasn't too dark to over power any mascara I added afterwards. I love this trio and have been using it for over a month now and each time I get a different result with trialling different amounts of each colour I use or just using 1 or 2 colours instead of all three. I also like to use the matte brown colour with a small make up brush to fill in any gaps in my eyebrows when using my eyebrow pencil or to just make it look less "coloured in". This trio has so many different uses for me and is a staple item in my make up bag. I would recommend this trio or trio's alike to anyone. I really enjoy using this eye shadow set as it has so many different uses and can be used in any way you want. You could mix colours together, use them separately or blend them all to get that smoky eye that is so well used. I definitely will be going back to boots to check out their other colours and trio's to add to my collection. I give this eyeshadow 5/5 stars for it's effectiveness and the way it applies really well to my eye lids without making a mess. The packaging also receives 5 stars as the eye shadow has been separated well into 3 equal compartments and has been put in a pretty wavy design so to have ridges on it. Thanks for reading my review! Helen190390

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        29.04.2013 17:08
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        Decent but not exceptional.

        Money saving: Now, you could buy three single eye shadows, in this well known range from Boots, but why do that when it costs more money? That's right girls (and boys who don't like to miss out on a good thing) save money and by three eye shadows, in one compact package, for less dosh than in three separate containers. You can buy, SEVENTEEN Trio Eye Shadow, currently, for £5.49 a pot and that equated to 549 points on the Boots Advantage Card. Space Saving: Instead, of filling a make-up bag with loads of individual pots of eye make-up, take the trio, all-in -one package, and not only do you save money but space as well. The trio of colours come in a small round pot which easily slips into a handbag. I have a range of brownish colours, called 'In The Nude' and one with purple shades, 'Purple Heart', for a bit of extra fun. Shades: There are plenty of shades to pick from. In fact, if you go away for a break, why not double up on packages, so that you can pick from six colours? You'll still have more room than lugging around lots of single eye shadows. Boots make it easy for you to mix colours as in each compact container, is a palate range designed to work together to enhance your eyes. So far it sounds like a good deal but what's it like to use? There is a downside which becomes immediately apparent and that is there is no applicator provided. Once I retrieve an applicator from elsewhere, I find that the shades apply smoothly to the lids. I admit that I don't use all three at once but just two as I can't work out how to get three onto the eyelids without looking like a clown! The darkest shade I apply to the corners and the lighter shade is framed underneath a line of dark. I have used all the colours in each trio pot but always one or two and never all three. The shadow will stay on for hours. I don't need to top it up. The make-up wipes off easily when it's time to remove. Finally: I am modest in my use of make-up but I do believe they have a decent amount in the pot to last someone else, with heavier use, several months. Overall, I can't complain about the make-up. It seems to be fairly priced and makes my eyes extra pretty without smudging. It seems to be a good budget option for well pigmented eye shadows. I think this budget and reasonable quality trio would be particularly suitable for teenagers and students and ethically it's good to know that Boots do not test this range on animals. As an adult, would I buy again? Yes, well possibly, as it isn't exceptional, and not for those Hollywood occasions, and with my sloth-like pace, with getting through my make-up drawer, the next purchase could be a while off yet!

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        12.07.2012 04:08
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        perfect if you want subtle shimmery makeup for an affordable price

        I'm not a big lover of eye shadows really as I have quite small eyes and my lids aren't seen very well but I thought I should get some natural shades for daywear to try and add a little sparkle to my eyes. I was drawn to these 17 trio ones because they were simple and easy and came in good colour schemes. I was stuck between this one and the Black, silver white combination and decided on this nude brown trio because I know black can get quite messy and I like subtle makeup. The shadows are very easy to apply, I tend to use my fingers but you can be more precise using a brush. You can use one colour by itself of contour and define you lid by mixing all three colours, usually applying the darkest along the lash line or right in the hollow of the eyelid to create a deeper look. The shadows do often just mix into together to make one colour which can be annoying but if you use a primer before you apply I'm sure this can easily be fixed. The fact they are pressed and not loose makes application much simpler too, there;s no messy dust left on your face and no glitter where it's not wanted, they come out as more of a shimmer on the eyelids too which happens to look quite natural. The eyeshadows are very pale and subtle and do fade a little through the day but they are perfect for me as I don't like strong eye shadow on me. I know there are much better eyeshadows out there ( the urban decay ones being one of the best and if I wore makeup more I would be purchasing the naked pallette!) but seeing as I only want something pale and don't use it that often I am much more willing to pay a much cheaper price!

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        15.02.2012 13:17
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        A very good budget eyeshadow that lasts for ages with nice complementary colours

        I have always been a fan of the "smokey eyes" look when it comes to eye shadow and have spent the last 15 years or so trying to perfect it using various eyeshadows and brushes, but still that elusive perfect effect is lost to me! No matter how much effort I put in to getting my eye makeup looking good, it never seems to quite get there and NEVER looks like the people in magazines (oh for a little airbrushing in real life!). I do find, however, that the trios of eyeshadows you can get from various brands (and to suit a variety of budgets) do tend to work quite well in building up the look that I want using different but complementing colours. I had always used browns on my eyes until a makeup artist friend of mine recommended I should think about using greens and gold to complement my red hair and blue eyes. So when I saw these Number 17 trios in Boots and was looking for something to spend my hard-earned advantage points on I decided to take her advice and treat myself to the "Green With Envy" trio, which no longer seems to be available, but included a gold, pale green and darker green. The first time I used it I was very impressed. Many eyeshadows can be very powdery and on more than one occasion I've ended up with more shadow on my cheeks than on my eyelids. This one, however, whilst not a cream shadow, is a slightly creamy powder, which means it is easy to apply without spilling it everywhere and it is also very easy to blend the colours together (which you would expect from a set with three eyeshadows meant to be used together, but you'd be surprised how many of these sets often don't blend well at all). I always use the palest colour as the base, all over my eyelid up to my brow, the mid colour covers my eyelid and then the darkest colour I use in the socket crease and as a smudgey liner. One of my favourite things about this trio is that the colours really do work well together but none of them are really very dark. As I have very pale skin I don't like dark makeup as I tend to end up looking like a Goth gone wrong, so these colours are just perfect for me. It doesn't really give me the smokey eyes that I hanker after, but that is more down to the colour choice I made and if I had chosen one of the darker trios I suspect it would work very well in this respect. But I tend to use this more a an every day eyeshadow anyway rather than and evening/heavier look. This Number 17 eyeshadow seems to have very good lasting potential. I usually apply it at around 7am on a weekday and it still looks good when I get home around 6pm. I never feel the need to reapply any of it anyway. The eyeshadow trio comes in a little round plastic case about 2 inches in diameter, with the shadows separated into three different sections and with a clear lid (so you can see the different colours) which simply unclips and flips up. I've been using this set for around a year now and the casing is still in one piece, despite being dropped on the floor several times, so it is very robust. A plus point, for me at least, is that it doesn't come with one of those cheapy plastic eyeshadow applicators. I personally like to use proper makeup brushes when I apply my eyeshadow as I find they work best and give a better finish. So when eyeshadows come with those little applicators I tend to end up with the bottom of my makeup bag being filled with them and never actually using them. All in all I have been very impressed with this eyeshadow trio from Boots. It is part of their Number 17 range, which is their own brand mid-price range and is available on their website in 12 different colour combinations, so there really should be something to suit everyone! It's currently for sale on their website for £5.49, but is also on a 3 for 2 offer, so could potentially be free! For the price it costs I really think it excellent value as their single eyeshadows can cost up to £3.99 in the same range and the equivalent product in their next range up (No 7) is priced at £10.50! The only slight criticism I have of this particular trio is that the whole case is divided into three equal sections so you get equal amounts of each colour shadow. But most people I know that use these tend to use a lot more of the paler colours and less of the darkest one, using this mainly as a highlighter/liner. So for me personally, more gold, slightly less pale green and even less dark green would have been much better as I have now nearly used all the gold but haven't even worn through either of the greens yet. But this is such a minor criticism that it would by no means stop me purchasing this again and isn't enough for me to deduct a star from it either! Having said that, it means I can now go out and just purchase a single gold shadow and keep using the greens with that instead of having to get another trio, so I suppose it's not all bad! (Although I like the practical aspect of only having to take one eyeshadow case with me if I go away and don't want to take my entire makeup bag with me.)

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          08.02.2012 14:21
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          Great for creating loads of looks from one little pot

          As mentioned in other reviews I love experimenting with eye shadow and as I found the Natural Collection eye shadows too pale I decided to go for the deeper shades offered by another Boots own Brand No 17. No 17 seems to be a more colourful and playful brand and has a much more diverse range. It seems to be pitched in-between the basic Natural Collection and the more high end No 7 range. The Product These eye shadows come in 1 pot, and are divided into 3 shades. Each shade is chosen to compliment the other. They come in 12 shades which are:- In The Nude Vengeance Enraged Broken Hearted Barely There Pretty in Pink Forest Green Metallic Toffee Smokey Quartz Moody Blues Mermaids Tail Purple Heart They aim to create either one striking look when used altogether or can be used individually. I first purchased the In The Nude pot which has a cream, very light brown and then a darker brown. I applied with a brush first coating my whole lid in the lightest shade. I then used the medium shade on the outer half of each lid and defined the look with the darkest colour using this on the very corner of the lids and over the crease. I have to say I was impressed. Each shade is easy to apply, rich colours and great coverage. They blend into the eyelids and with each other to create great looks. I was so pleased I then purchased the Barely There, Metallic Toffee, Smokey Quartz, Forest Green and Enraged. The eye shadow never creases on my lid and lasts all day! I have been so pleased with them all and they have convinced be to stick to the No17 range for all my eye shadows. The trio's come in lovely slim black circular pots, with a clear lid that screws on top. The shades are divided up into separate areas so they don't mix in to each other. The pots costs £4.99 each but I always buy then when its 3 for 2 so you can get 3 for £10. They are well worth the money! Even with daily use they last months.

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          27.11.2010 15:02
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          Perfect for my eyes.

          I just went the other day - I was feeling pretty frumpish and decided I needed to get myself vamped up and looking a bit more presentable; I ended up buying about 6 different sets of eye shadows fro Boots. Luckily they were on a promotional 3 for 2 offer. The eye shadow sets were mostly of the No7 range - the trio sets with three different colours in one compact. This really appealed to be as I saw that almost all of the eye shadows were at least several pounds for just one shade, and with the trio sets the price seemed more reasonable, making it more better value per shade and also a bonus with the promotional offer taking place. The shades are not just any random colour, they are very complimentary of each other and very accomplished in its own right - everything you need for your eye make-up is in this pack, apart fro the mascara of course. The range comes on tones of blue, white/grey/black, browns, greens and pinks. They have the metallic versions in a coupe of the shades which are brilliant for special occasions. The tones are wonderful, very natural and subtle. I find the powder applies well, and is very good with blending. I always end up looking as if I've applied too much, but this only shows how good the quality of the powder is and how well the colour goes with your face, and it is also perfectly flexible during blending and I have always felt that I am always in control with this make-up set. Fro this, I mean that there have been times when I have had only two minutes to spare for make-up, and I would of course quickly dab a dollop of this onto my lids and it is so quick to blend. The eye shadow stays well during the day and I have never had to worry about it and I have never had to reapply during the day. It is also very easy to remove during cleansing, any mild eye-make remover will suffice. The only down side to this compact set is that it doesn't come with an applicator, so I usually end up using cotton buds or fingers (!). However, despite this, the pot of 3 costs only £4.99 (although I've seen it on sale for £1.99 somewhere...!). It does seem a lot at first but when you think about buying three separate eye shadows and then being really confident enough to choose the shades that complement each other. With this compact, the colours have already been chosen for you and they definitely combine well together, plus it's all from a quality brand and it's definitely a quality product. Just saves so much hassle and time. Almost a bargain! Thanks for reading xx :) Leighsa 2010

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            22.10.2010 11:22
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            A Great Trio Palette.

            As readers of my reviews will know by now I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to the 'smoky eye' look. I thik I must own about 100 eyeshadows that are designed for creating this look and while they are all very good Im always on the lookout for something even better - preferably in a small set like this so its easier to apply and easy to carry around which is why this 'Boots 17 Trio Eye Shadows' caught my eye a few weeks back. I tried one of the singular Boots 17 eyeshadows in the past and was really impressed by it so I thought giving this a go might be worth the money so I popped it into my basket without a second thought. Thankfully my bargain buy has not let me down and this is something I hope to be using for some time to come! Useful Information: Price: 4.99 Stockists: Boots & boots.com Other Info: Shades: In The Nude (Browns), Barely There (Light Browns), Pretty In Pink, Forest Green, Metallic Toffee, Smokey Quartz (Black/Greys), Moody Blues, Mermaid Tail (Sea Greens) & Purple Heart. I personally own the shade 'Metallic Toffee' which I think is the one featured in the image with this review. The colours in the trio are: Cream, A Dark Beige & A Chocolate Brown. Basically perfect smoky eye colours. The packaging for this eyeshadow is still the same as shown in the image being in a black and transparent pot through which the colours are clearly visible. The packaging isnt anything special but it serves its purpose and is strong enough to ensure the powder wont be broken if the pot is just lying in the bottom of your bag. Ive had mine for a good few months - and not being very careful with it - and it hasnt cracked or broken at all so thats good for me. This is very easy to apply as pressed powders often are and is much easier if you apply with a brush/applicator - its also much easier to blend and smudge it that way so that might be worth thinking about if your planning to apply with your fingers. The colours are all highly pigmented which makes them suitable for wearing alone and have got a light shimmer to them which gives an interesting take on a smoky eye look making it slightly different from normal. All these colours match so well together and blend and smudge really easily making you able to achieve a 'Ive been up all night' smoky eye look in about 5 minutes before you leave the house. And it lasts in my experience for about 6 hours before it starts to smudge properly - even longer with a primer applied first but the greta thing is with a smoky eye look the more it smudges the better it looks! So this keeps getting better as it gets worse. I love this little compact because its got pretty much everything I need for a night out in one small pot. And it cost me less than a 5er so overall Im very happy with my purchase and would recommend these trio's to anybody who wants to save themselves some time before I night out. Highly recommended. Thanks For Reading. x0 Salz 0x

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              15.07.2010 22:33
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              it's like going back to the 80s

              I found ones of these in a sale, for one pound fifty reduced from five pounds. So I bought it to see if it was really worth five pounds for this little trio eye shadow. I picked up a blue one which had a light shade, a medium shade and dark shade and blend the three together to get a new shade of that color. (As these trio eye shadows are bought in a range of colors including green, grey/black/silver, brown. pink and purple, and of course blue! However I was concern that the results weren't going to be brilliant, but I applied some to see if my opinion was going to change or not. But the color had very dark, bold and strong, but it looked like as if your eye shadow was standing out more than your eyes, this is the disadvantage of this product, however another is that the color is too bold, especially the dark shade. the good thing is that this product is long lasting and you don't need to keep re-touching the eye shadow every hour or so. This product is only sold in Boots stores. Personally, I may buy this product again but however I would probably go for the brown shade as that is more natural, or I could go for the green shade as I have green eyes and would make them stand out more. But as I said before, it is a big blow out on a small trio eye shadow (costing five pounds) So if you're on a budget with make-up - don't buy!

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              26.06.2010 12:16
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              Good value for money.

              I love 17 make up and have bought quite a lot of it. I buy it because it is cheap and easily affordable and comes in very fashionable colours. You can buy solo eye shadow pots for around £3 if you know exactly what colour you want. These eyeshadow pots cost only a little bit more £3.99 and have three colours. They have less of each colour though, but it depends if you are the sort of person which gets the bottom of eyeshadows. I personally never finish them so the amount in these pots are fine for me. I even got these for better value as it was three for two, so I only paid 7.98 for nine different coloured shadows and had the bonus of advantage card points. One of the good things about these eyeshadows is that it choses your colours for you. I am not very good at putting colours together, for example for the smokey eye look so it is good for me to buy a pre packed set of eyeshadows. I bought a nude type one for day wear, a purple type one as I really like that colour, and a darker one for the smokey eye look. The smokey eye one is great as I use all the colours, but I do find with the other sets I generally only use two out of three colours so if you look at it as wasting one of the colours then it is not as good value for money. The eyeshadows themselves are crumbly, so you do waste a bit before getting it on your brush, but for the price you pay it still works out as super value. The eyshadows are easy to apply, go on evenly and look nice on. The colour applies as you see it, which is nice so you know exactly what you are buying. The eyeshadows pass the test of time and stay on for a nice amount of time, for example when I come home from a nightout the eyeshadow is still where it was and at the same strength it was when I left the house!

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                16.02.2010 20:26
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                Boots 17 Trio Eye Shadow ** WHAT IS IT ** This is an eye shadow made by the Boots 17 range which happens to come with three colours when you buy it (hence the name Trio). You can buy various different colours, which will blend well together. You can chose from 9 different selections of colours (different shades of pink, green, gold's, grey, blue, purple and creams). Personally I bought the one called 'Pretty in Pink' which is pink and lilac colours. ** PACKAGING ** The eye shadow comes in a round container, which is grey, and if you look very closely you can see a shimmer of glitter through the grey. On the back it has a label which tells you that the product is dermatologically tested and it is fragrance free. This means that it should be kind to skin. It should be able to be used on all skin types including sensitive skin without irritation occurring. The front is clear and see-through so you can see the 3 colours of eye shadow clearly without having to open the packaging. On the front it has the 17 logo in silver. It has a screw lid, which is easy to open and doesn't crack or smash easily. It will protect the eye shadow well. ** PRODUCT ** The particular colours I bought was lilac, light pink a bright pink (similar to fuschia). All these colours can be applied to your eyes at once if you wish as they blend and tone in well with each other. All the other colours of palates are the same. The eye shadow itself is pressed powder and very smooth. Once applied the colours are very vibrant and bright. They don't fade easy and stay on your eyes for the duration of the day. There does not seem to be much fall off when applying which is good as it means you are not left with a mess or having to remove the powder from your cheeks. ** HOW TO APPLY ** You will have to buy an eye shadow brush to apply this eye shadow, as they do not supply one for you. If you wish you can put on all 3 colours. For it to look more effective put the darker colours on the outside of your eye. Make sure to blend all in well so no lines appear. ** MY OPINION ** This product cost £4.99 from Boots for the 3 colours together. It isn't bad value for money as you get three colours for this price. The colours tone together and you can use them separately or all together if you wish. Once applied they blend well and look smooth. They don't fade easily and are good for everyday use or a special occasion. This will all depend on how you apply the eye shadow. I feel that this brand is good quality and lasts for a long time. I would easily recommend this product to people and would definitely buy it again.

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                  21.09.2009 21:01
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                  A cheap and cheerful eye shadow collection

                  *Introduction* I bought this eye shadow following an attempt to spend less money on make-up. I worked out how much I was spending on make up and it horrified me if I'm honest. *The Claim* They come in a range of colours for attention grabbing eyes. *About the Product* 17 Trio Eye Shadows are a perfect way to create your look from one pot. The colours can be used together or work separately. *Application* These eye shadows don't come with a make up applicator so the first thing that you will need to do is find one that you already have or buy one to apply the shadows with. The set that I have has a light base colour, a medium colour and a darker, bolder one. It depends on how many of the shades that you intend on using as to the application of the eye shadow. For one colour: Sweep the colour that you have chosen to use across your eyelid. For two colours: Sweep the base colour across your eyelid from the top of your eyebrow to your lashes. With the second colour, you should then use an applicator/brush to apply it on the lower part of the lid. For three colours: Repeat the same steps as above but apply the second colour slightly higher than just your lower lid. Then add the third colour on the lower part of your lid. This will create a more intense and dramatic look and the base colour will be acting as more of a highlighter than an eye shadow, making your eyes look bigger and brighter. Whether you use one colour, two colours or all three together, the looks you can achieve are great and with minimal effort as they blend together so easily but are equally as effective on their own. *Availability and Price* Boots 17 Trio Eye Shadows are available to buy solely from Boots stores. If you don't have a store local to you but you are desperate to get you're hands on this reasonably priced little set, you can buy it online at www.boots.com. And if this is a product that you are interested in buying, then you will be thrilled to hear that it is currently retailing at £4.88. Compared to the amount of money that I have spent on numerous Clinique, Chanel and Mac eye shadows this product is extremely cheap and although not a fantastic product, it is good value for money and I think if you bought it, you would be relatively happy with your purchase. It isn't the best quality eye shadow set available to buy or the longest lasting, but considering the price, you will probably be pleased. *My Opinion* The packaging: Unfortunately 17 didn't put a lot of thought into the packaging of this product as it is fairly plain and in all honesty, boring. It is a round, grey plastic pot that is split into three different parts which hold the eye shadows. The lid of this is clear and screws on and off for use. I like the fact that you can see the colours clearly but overall the packaging is cheap and cheerful and could do with jazzing up a little if you ask me. Texture and colour: The texture of these eye shadows is a little on the thin side which unfortunately leads to creasing on the eyelids throughout the day, especially if you have greasy eyelids like myself. If you don't mind reapplying the shadows, then you will be more than happy with this product but as I don't get the opportunity to do this, I find the shadows a little frustrating. On a positive note is that they glide onto your lids easily when applied and the fact that they aren't overly enduring means that the eye shadow is very easy to remove with pretty much any wipe or make up remover. The colour of the eyeshadows is not fantastic. The pigments are not deep and therefore require you layer the colour several times in order to make the shadow effective. Staying power: Unfortunately the thinness of the texture means that the staying power of these eye shadows is somewhat poor. It also means that the eye shadow gains creases within a matter of two hours which is rather disappointing. Longevity of the product: A 17 Trio Eye Shadow palette will probably last you a maximum of two months if used regularly due to the amount of layers that you will need to apply. This is average but for £5 I suppose you aren't going to expect it last you for months on end. Range of colours: There are 8 different sets that you can buy from the number 17 Trio Eye Shadow range and they are put together in groups of colours that work perfectly together so you don't even need to think about what colours go together. 17 do the hard work for you. The collection that I have is called 'Purple Heart' although I have also pinched my mums on occasion, a brown set called 'In the nude'. Both of the sets work fantastically with each colour complementing the other. *Would I Recommend This Product?* For the money, I would probably recommend this product. Be under no illusion that it compares to eye shadows by Dior or Clinique but as you aren't paying those prices you shouldn't be surprised. And if you are looking for an eye shadow that will last the duration of a day, then unfortunately you will be left bitterly disappointed. But this eye shadow collection is cheaper than the ones that I usually buy and they do a more than adequate job of brightening up my eyes for a number of different looks with just one set. Even if it is just temporarily. I would also recommend it as a great product to buy if you are looking for a selection of colours before pay day when you can't afford to splurge out on brands like Chanel or Clinique. Or if you just don't like to spend a large amount of money on cosmetics. *Overall* 17 Trio Eye Shadows are a great budget buy eye shadow collection that allow you to create a number of varying looks with the hard work of deciding which colours go well together already done for you. It is not my favourite eye shadow as it isn't overly enduring but I would definitely consider buying it again when money is tight as it is relatively cheap. When money is tight, I will be turning to Boots 17 Trio Eye Shadows again but if I have money to spend, I can guarantee you it will be on more luxurious eye shadows.

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                    23.07.2009 18:30
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                    good products overall

                    I picked up this trio eye shadows in Boots and they came pretty cheap. I really wanted them it seemed like a good idea to have 3 colours into one small box plus it will save me some space in my purse. The colours I picked wore blues and greens. I never particularly use these colours unless I have a matching outfit or maybe a necklace so this was a cheap alternative rather then investing in some expensive products. The colours are easy to apply with a small sponge applicator, so no need for fancy expensive professional brushes. The colours will spread evenly and easily without any effort. To my surprise these are also intense colours that will last in time. They also have a lovely subtle shine to them that brightens the eyes. One thing that puzzles me is that there are 2 green colours in a tiny pot and pink one, Yes pink! Is that supposed to be a mistake by any chance? Because there is not way you can use those 3 colours together and get an decent eye make-up. They should be careful with these things; children's buy cosmetics nowadays and might get the wrong idea

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                    16.07.2009 17:57
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                    Slightly over-priced, but the versatility and lovely colours make up for it.

                    I have the purple version of this, and the colours are gorgeous! They blend nicely together, and there are lots of different combinations: all three colours, two of the colours, or just one. That makes it useful to take on holiday, as you can use the lighter shades for a daytime look, then add some of the darker shade to go out at night. The powder is smooth and silky - it is easy to pick up with a brush, and goes on nicely. Once on, it lasts for quite a long time, and when it does start to wear off, it fades quite evenly, without leaving that awful creased look that some other eyeshadows do. I've had this for a while, and the powder is still fresh: it hasn't dried out or gone crumbly. My only complaint would be that it's a little bit pricey compared to some of the other 17 products. However, you get about twice as much eyeshadow as you would in one of their Solo eyeshadows, so in comparison the price isn't bad. In both this product and the Solo eyeshadows, you don't get anywhere near as much as the deep pot might suggest! The product is in a shallow tray laid into the top of the pot. It's a bit of a swizz really, but then it probably wouldn't keep fresh for long enough for you to use it all if it was all the way down to the bottom anyway. I just resent the extra space it needlessly takes up in my make-up bag! Considering that it's quite good quality, and comes in some lovely colour combinations, it's fairly good value.

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                    26.03.2009 14:53
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                    Emergency eyeshadow!

                    I am a huge fan of the smoky eyes loook whenever I go for a night out. However after my bourjouis one ran out and being a bit straped for cash I needed to find something which could achieve the look I wanted but a little bit cheaper. This was when I found Boots own range '17' trip eyeshadows. It comes in a navy blue pot with a clear lid which gives a clear few of the exact colours inside (i went for the white, light and dark grey). When looking though I found they offer a wide variety of choices which is always good! The lid is easy to open and close and ontop of this is the silver '17' logo along with the name of the eyeshadow. The eyeshadow is pressed powder, and I decided to use my finger as I always find its easier to blend in the eyeshadow. At first I found that getting the powder onto my finger was quite difficult as the powder is quite hard however once I managed to get enough it smoothed on easily to my eyelids and blended in niceley. During the night I checked my eyeshadow and found that the darker grey had stayed brilliantly in place however the white and light grey were fading and so needed to be topped up. This was a bit annoying as it was runing the look I was going for! For me its an ok eyeshadow for the price which you are paying for however I have re-bought my bourjois one and the 17 will just be used for emergencys!

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