Tuesday, December 13, 2011

17 Eyes - Some Really Superb Shimmers

Yes, it is the season to shimmer & sparkle but I'm going to go right ahead and admit I've been loving these bad boys for months now.

17 is a budget beauty range, exclusive to Boots, that has never really caught my attention before. I think I always assumed it was for younger lasses. In and around 17, let's say, but once I picked up one of these metallic shimmer shadows I was hooked.

So far in my collection we have:
  1. Statuesque:  a light, bright pinky taupe shimmer
  2. Rose Quartz:  a duskier pink with a more brown undertone
  3. Mardi Gras:  a deep, taupey brown with, again, high shimmer
Swatches in natural light: L-R 2, 1, 3

Under artificial lighting the shine is just gawjus!
I think I've been most impressed with the longevity of 17 Eyes, only €4.89 a pop gets you highly pigmented shimmer in a pretty decent sized pan. I've been using these with brushes and barely made a dent! While I haven't tried any of the mattes or brighter colours in the range, as yet, I can safely say this is a collection that'll be growing. 

Have you tried 17 Eyes before? Impressed?


Dawniepants said...

I love 17, they've recently been my guilty little pleasure, but the pigment in those eyeshadows is fabulous!


Lovely said...

I haven't looked at 17 since I was, well 17! Same as you, I just assumed it was for the teen market. Will have to have a look out for these, they look fab!

cornflakegirl said...

I love these shadows and the three you have there are my favourite of the bunch.

Dream1ncolour said...

I have a few of there colours im very.impressed and they last well too


Elaine said...

I love 17 solo eyeshadows they are always great!