17 Mirror Shine Lipsticks

More fabulousness from make-up brand 17 comes in the shape of these brilliant new Mirror Shine Lipsticks which includes 13 new shades and a seriously good revamp of the packaging.

Since the popularity of buttery, balm-like textures for lips doesn’t seem to be waning any time soon, 17’s take on the trend comes in the prettiest of packaging; the new tubes are square-shaped, semi-muted black which to me does not scream “budget brand” regardless of what the price of £4.79 states.  

However, where it gets really interesting is how they’ve housed the mirror inside the lid.  Once you pull apart the lid and lipstick, a mirror extends out of the lid automatically so you can apply your lipstick on the go.

It’s all very well banging on about great packaging, but if the product itself wasn’t up to standard then the packaging would be a bit of a moot point (or a “moo point” as Joey from Friends says…”it’s moo”).

I’m pleased to report that the lipsticks themselves are gloriously creamy, pigmented and just balmy enough to still be called lipsticks and not get forced into the tinted lip balm category.

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Left to right: Roasted Red, Belle, Pinked. 

The shades I was sent to play around with are:

Pinked: in the tube it looks like a vinyl pink but on my lips it translates more to a baby, milky pink that would’ve – quite frustratingly – been amazing for summer lips….there’s always next year, eh?

Roasted Red: a strong yet fairly neutral red.  It ‘might’ lean ever so slightly blue but the blue tone is negligible.

Belle: a warm, pinky-brown shade with a teeny, tiny hint of red.

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Left to right: Roasted Red, Belle, Pinked. 

When the shades first arrived I would’ve though my favourite would be Pinked (obviously, as it’s pink), followed by Roasted Red, followed by Belle.  However, having tried them on I’d say it’s the complete reverse as I absolutely love Belle.  It’s such a flattering and easy to wear shade, and as I’m currently enjoying bolder eyes for day time, this shade will compliment that look perfectly.  My least favourite is Pinked as pale pinks tend to struggle with the intense red pigment in my lips.  I think over a base of foundation, Pinked would fulfil it’s true potential.

All in all I’m very excited about these lipsticks as they’re purse-friendly, beautifully and functionally packaged with lovely colour payoff and great shades.  Another fabulous offering from 17!

These will launch in Boots on the 3rd October priced at £4.79 each.

Disclosure: PR samples.  

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5 Comments

  • Zaggora Girl
    September 27, 2012

    Wow, these lipsticks look great, we love the shade “Pinked”. Which lipstick colour would you wear on a girl’s night out?:)

    • BeautyGeekUK
      Zaggora Girl
      October 1, 2012

      Thanks lovely! I go for something neutral on a night out (either that or something that leans pink) as I tend to do up the eyes more than the lips 🙂 xx

  • Vicki
    October 19, 2012

    These look fab! The colour range is quite impressive too. I will be checking these out when the they’re released

    • BeautyGeekUK
      Vicki
      October 22, 2012

      They’re really lovely and so cheap for what you get; definitely worth checking out xx

  • Lily
    June 12, 2013

    I have Belle in the old packaging. I really, really, hate the new packaging though – I’m hoping if I hold out long enough the next change will be okay.

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