Thursday, 26 April 2012

Just 17

I've used 17 cosmetics for years, definitely far before I was actually 17 and even now at the grand old age of 24 they are still a brand that I go to for affordable but great quality make-up. 17 are on a 3 for 2 offer at the moment and combining this with an advantage kiosk offer for a free 17 powder on buying any other product, I was able to purchase these three products for only £5.99. Even my spending ban can deal with that:


I've been using the powder for years, definitely one of my make-up bag staples. The lip stain and mascara are new products for me.

Berry Crush Lip Stain:


This is the first lip pen that I've tried. I like how it makes me feel like a 4 year old child, colouring in my lips with a Crayola felt tip. I've found that I have to be quick with the application so that it doesn't go patchy and make sure that my lips are free from dry patches first to get a really good result with this. I love the finish - it leaves a "no make-up" feel and looks really natural, not like wearing a matte red lipstick but it still brightens up my face and makes my teeth look whiter. The clear balm is great for applying throughout the day - just make sure that the tint is fully dry first to stop the colour transferring off onto the balm. This lasts a good 4 hours without needing a top-up so I imagine I'll use this a lot once our summer finally gets here and I want something low maintenance.

Photo Flawless Lashes - Black Blue:


Firstly, I love the paired down packaging of this. I've been wanting to try Maybelline's "The Falsies" for a while but the giant garish pink tube puts me off actually purchasing it. This mascara claims to brighten eyes with a hint of pearlescent colour. I'm not sure if it does actually make my eyes any brighter but it has a nice finish and doesn't leave my lashes looking dull like some mascaras can. I love the brush - bristly but not so huge that it blobs mascara all over my face. It's easy to build up layers of this mascara and the brush gives a lot of control to reach every lash. I've been reaching for this most days since I bought it so its definitely a make-up bag favourite for now.

Have you tried any of these products?


  1. that lip pen looks good!! :)
    think i shall need to be trying this!
    I <3 17 nail polishes!! :)
    best :) xx

  2. £5.99 for 3 products is an absolute steal! I love 17 and really do think they have some gems in their range! Love the look of the lip stain pen! xxx

  3. The lip pen colour is gorgeous, And 3 products for £5.99 is amazing
    I'm will be trying 17 products real soon :) thanks for the post

  4. I love the sound of the lip pen, I'm looking for something a bit more wearable for every day than my usual MAC red lippy and that looks great, I may have to try it!

  5. I love lip pens, I hardly use anything else now because i love the bare feeling, now sticky gloss feels un-natural.
    Ooh I love that mascara - I need a new one now and its always the make-up item I hate buying the most as I can never find one that works and them I'm stuck with it. I might try this No. 17 one.

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

  6. Wow, that mascara looks gorgeous, much better than I would have thought from 17- I will have to reconsider them next time I'm in Boots. I'm loving their 'Supreme Shine' lipsticks at the moment, especially the colour 'Hot Flash' which is a lovely, orangey tomato red.

    Sarah xx

  7. These products look great. I really want to try some different brands so will have to give 17 a go.

  8. 17 was quite possibly the first makeup brand I ever bought! I never really check out their concessions any more but clearly I need to!


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