About 700 years ago I bought this Seventeen Eye Eye Shadow because Fleur the Force, who is one of my favourite Youtubers ever, recommend this in a video. It’s a very affordable eyeshadow and according to her it’s a very good one. I decided to buy it and give it a try myself. If you’re interested in finding out if it’s actually amazing or not, make sure you keep on reading!
The Seventeen Eye Eye Shadow comes in a square shaped packaging with rounded edges. The middle part of the lid is made out of clear plastic so you can see the colour of the shadow, and the rest of the packaging is black. I have to say that I’m quite impressed by the looks of this packaging. To me it does look quite professional. I really like it.
The Seventeen Eye Eye Shadows contain 4 grams of product, which is quite okay for just a mono eyeshadow. There are a total of 7 colours available in their collection with metallic as well as matte shades.
The colour I bought is called Statuesque and is one of their metallic shades. It’s a very pretty kind of rose gold champagne colour. I really like colours like this for all over the lid, but it’s also perfect for a one-shade look. You just sweep this all over your lid, blend a bit of it into the crease and you’re good to go.
Before I jump into the quality portion of this review, I’m going to tell you 2 things I noticed about this shadow. First of all, it smells like wax crayons. I don’t know why and I’m not completely sure whether I like that or not, but for now it’s okay.
The second thing is that the gorgeous shine is just an overspray. When you swatch or use it once, that layer will go away. Normally I would consider that as a bad thing, but for some reason the parts that don’t have the overspray anymore are more pigmented than the part with the overspray.
Pigmentation wise this eyeshadow is definitely a good one, I’m quite impressed by that to be honest. Seventeen isn’t one of those brands you hear a lot about, so I didn’t really have high hopes for it. But I have to say, it ain’t bad. It’s also not one of those cheap shadows you blend away in a split second. It’s obviously not as intense as an Urban Decay shadow, but compared to other drugstore shadows, it’s great.
Overall I’m quite impressed by the Seventeen Eye Eye Shadow. I do get why Fleur recommended it. It’s pigmented, the colour is absolutely stunning and perfect for in your starters kit and I do really like the packaging. If I had to choose between this shadow and a high end shadow, I’d definitely go for high end, but if you don’t have the budget for that or you just don’t want to spend a lot of money on eyeshadow, this eyeshadow is perfect for you!
The Seventeen Eye Eye Shadow in Statuesque is available at Boots for £3,89.
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and let me know if you’ve ever tried something from this brand!