Seriously Underrated | Seventeen Cosmetics*


Seventeen tends to fly under the radar but Boots’s own-brand (kind of No7’s little sister) has had its packaging re-vamped in recent years and I don’t think one of their products has ever disappointed me! I received a few bits to try out so I thought I’d share my absolute favourite Seventeen products with you.

Define & Conquer Contour Kit* | £5.99

This was the product I was most excited to try! I have the medium shade in this and it's pretty much spot on. I find the powders to be such a nice texture; they're very smooth, apply evenly and are easy to blend. The payoff is there but it's not too intense so for a beginner especially this is a great place to start as you can't really go wrong. As opposed to a shimmery highlighter you get a sort of banana-toned powder which has only the tiniest bit of sheen to it. I find this perfect for setting my under-eye concealer. The contouring powder is definitely on the warmer side but it is completely matte so creates a very natural illusion of shadow on the face.



I honestly wasn’t expecting to love this as much as I did and I’m usually sceptical when products allege to be ‘2 in 1’s but this massively proved me wrong. On the skin this looks so beautiful and dewy, plus the formula is amazingly creamy and effortless to apply. For the face I tend to swirl my brush around in the pan but on the eyes I take the shades individually. I think these actually look beautiful on the eyes as they’re so pigmented and have a lovely natural sheen. I loved this whilst I was on holiday over Summer and I knew it was cheap but it wasn't until I looked up the price for this post that I was reminded what amazing value this is.

Eye Eye Mono Shadows in Ivory* and Brown* | £3.89 each

I'm not a big wearer of single eyeshadows but these are well worth checking out! Ivory is a matte-look off-white shade (I want to say it has the tiniest sheen). It doesn't have the most intense payoff but the texture is really creamy so it's the perfect base shade. Brown is a lovely brown-bronze shimmer that's not too cool or too warm, it's kind of in a similar vein to Maybelline's On & On Bronze, which I of course love. This shade is so pigmented and again the texture is lovely; I find it so easy to apply and it lasts nicely throughout the day.

Lip Crayon in Heartbreaker* | £4.99

I do love my Clinique Chubby Sticks but £17 for a coloured balm product is a bit much. So many brands have brought out cheaper alternatives but I'd never tried Seventeen's. I honestly think that this is practically the same thing! It's really nice and hydrating on the lips and I really like the colour payoff as it makes a bright, deep berry shade so much more wearable. If you love that bitten blackcurrant look then this is for you as it's a great way to make that kind of shade daytime-appropriate. Obviously they're not the longest-lasting lip product but I wouldn't expect something like this to be. They don't have many shades in this but hopefully there are more on the way!


This mascara definitely needs more buzz as I love the long-separated false lash effect it gives. It’s probably not the best for volume but I love the rubber wand and how easily it hooks onto my lashes. I’ve never actually tried Clinique’s Bottom Lash mascara but this is essentially my equivalent to it as the formula with the shape/size of the wand makes it perfect for bottom lashes.





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47 comments

  1. I recently picked up the contour kit but have completely forgotten to use it! I will definitely be checking it out after reading this posts though:) Have you tried their Wow Skin Primer? I am obsessed with it atm x

    Blushhx

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    1. I haven't picked it up as iridescent/pinky highlighters don't really suit me but I did get the Tan version and it works really nicely :) xx

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  2. I love investigating high-street brands to find the gems in their collections! The shimmer brick looking palette looks great! x

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  3. I'm definitely guilty of overlooking Seventeen usually - I tend to just walk past the stand without even registering it. I bought a couple of lipsticks from them recently and was really impressed though (they have really cool packaging too, there's a mini mirror that slides out :o). Totally a brand that deserves a bit more love!

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

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  4. I have to admit that I always skim by Seventeen when perusing the aisles of Boots, I always assumed they were targeted at teenagers and people in their early twenties. I won a Seventeen goody bag a year or two ago and loved what was included and STILL skim past them in the shop. I am going to rectify this after reading your post, I really need to try the lip crayon and eyeshadows as they look amazing!

    Carrie x
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    1. Definitely stop and have a swatch - you won't walk away empty-handed! xx

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  5. I got the Define & Conquer Contour Kit recently as well, I was so impressed with it!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  6. Love the look of the Define & Contour Kit - must give that a go!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Seventeen definitely look a lot better these days than when I was a teenager. The much-needed facelift they've got has done wonders! The products look a lot more sophisticated now.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  8. I also love the shimmering brick, although it's a bit too shimmery for my liking to use it during the day but for an evening look is gorgeous! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  9. I adore that mascara and always have one in my stash, not really used too much more but I will be trying out a few bits after reading this post :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. Definitely do, I'm yet to find a dud :) xx

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  10. This brand looks lovely, I really need to check their stand more often! I really want to try one of their Shimmer Bricks :)

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  11. I love Seventeen! Their eyeliner is so amazing along with their lipsticks!
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  12. I really love the Seventeen Falsifeye HD mascara - truly one of the best mascaras I have ever tried

    The Beauty Locker

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  13. I have been loving the Define and Contour kit! I love the fact it's a matte highlight powder too, I get way more use out of it than shimmers! The payoff from the eyeshadows looks great too, especially the brown one!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  14. all the swatches look so stunning! I've never heard of this brand but it looks really great!!
    Amanda | amanda-speroni

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  15. I love the Mono eye shadows from Seventeen - very under-rated, I think. I used to love a lip liner from Seventeen & then they discontinued it :-( Would like to try that mascara! xx

    Beautylymin

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  16. I also have the Shimmer Brick and love using them for eyeshadows! Yet to test for highlighters xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. The Instant Glow Shimmer Brick is my favourite and the only one I have tried because the other products don't particularly suit my skin tone. Nevertheless, the Shimmer Brick is the absolute business, I love it...lovely round up!!..x

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  18. I really need to pick up the Shimmer Brick! It looks gorgeous and everyone seems to rate it highly x

    Amy | Get Glam

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  19. I love the Falsifeye HD mascara! Totally agree that it isn't the best for volume. I tend to use L'Oreal Telescopic for my top lashes and then this for my bottom lashes!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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  20. I absolutely LOVE Seventeen, and have done ever since they rebranded and started bringing out so many great products! I swear by the contouring kit, use it nearly every day :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  21. Seems like a nice brand! I've never tried it before but I hope it'll get launched in the US soon :D I think i'll like the mascara a lot!

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  22. I've only just discovered Seventeen as a brand myself and I was so surprised by how great the quality is considering the price. The Skin Wow Primer is one of my favourites from them so far. I also need to try to the Mono Eyeshadows, they look amazing x

    Beauty with charm

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  23. The shimmer bricks and the shadows look so pretty.

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  24. I must admit that I hardly ever stop at the Seventeen section - I just assume it's aimed at a much younger audience. However, that shimmer brisk is absolutely gorgeous! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Win a Maple Holistics Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

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  25. Seventeen's such a fab budget brand! Love the Falsifeye Mascara. It makes my lashes so long! I still need to try the shimmer brick. I've heard so many great things and it looks really beautiful against the skin!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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    1. It's absolutely gorgeous - it exceeded all my expectations :) xx

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  26. Fleur DeForce talks a lot about how great the quality of the single eyeshadows is! I really want to try these out ;)

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  27. Argh I picked up the Shimmer Brick and put it back down last time I was in Boots, I'll definitely have to purchase it next time! The Brown eyeshadow looks soso lovely! Great post x

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  28. I actually like seventeen products, they have some great products. I have my eye on that contour kit, I will definitely check it! xx

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  29. Great post, your review is so detailed! I'm looking for a new contour kit will have to check this out! The shimmer brick looks fab as well :)

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

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  30. The shimmer brick looks amazing! Very Bobbi Brown, but at a better price! I don't think we have this in the US though we do have a Boots section in Target, so maybe soon. :)
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    1. I hope you do - I've not even looked at the Bobbi Brown since picking this up :) xx

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  31. I agree with you Jasmine! I think seventeen are often overlooked because they're known to be for a younger audience, however the quality is awesome! I bought the contour highlight duo a while ago and whilst I love the quality of the powders - seriously impressive for the price! I wish they would come out with another shade set with a grey tone and yellow tone, that would be right up my street ^_^
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

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  32. I've never tried Seventeen before as it's not available where I live but I'm so excited to try some of their products in the future! Xx

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  33. I love Seventeen so much right now! their products are brilliant! :)
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  34. Love their mono eyeshadows. My favourite shade is Rose Quartz. :) Good to know their mascara is also good. I think I've heard Wayne Goss talk about it once. Will add it to my wishlist. x

    Renata | Diorshow Mascara Giveaway

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    1. Oooh I need to check that shade out! xx

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  35. can I please just have everything? haha, that eye shadow pallet has some gorgeous shades in I think I need that in my life! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. Thank you for your comments lovelies - hope you stop at Seventeen next time you're in Boots! :) xx

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  37. I love Seventeen! I have hit pan on their Phwoar Paint (I never know how to spell that haha!) And I also love their Stay Time foundation that I think would be amazing for your skin type Jasmine! Its quite thick at first but afterwards it provides great coverage and lasts all day! Its also super cheap :)

    Mollie xx

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    1. I will see if I can find that one :) xx

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  38. I've never tried anything from Seventeen before but I really want to try some of their products! The contour kit looks great :)x

    Anu♡ | Based On | bloglovin

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