Seventeen is a brand that has long been on my radar and I always feel like they’re almost the underdog of the high street makeup brands. Regardless they have some real gems in their collection and I can never really walk past their stand without wanting to try something out. Seeing as I’ve also featured quite a few reviews of various products a favourites post is long overdue.
It’s been long raved about but their Phwoarr Paint* is a new discovery of mine. It covers dark circles like nothing else I’ve tried and is seriously heavy duty. It’s quite a thick formula but it doesn’t crease or settle into fine lines. While on the subject of concealer I have to mention their Stay Time concealer. A rival to the Collection offering (you know the one) and a long time favourite of mine (I have backups of this stuff!) it literally does what it says on the tin. I use it to cover blemishes and while not being quite as heavy duty as the Phwoarr Paint it still does the job of concealing without that cakey look.
I’ve previously talked about Skin Wow! and it’s my go to for a dewy base. Added into my foundation it really does give my skin that ‘lit from within’ look. Or I sometimes just use this on the high points of my face. I’m one step closer to perfecting strobing with this. For contouring this palette has been making the way round the beauty world; the Define & Contour. If I’m after more of a matte highlighter this is my go to, and their contour shade is perfect to give myself the chiselled cheekbones I wish I was naturally born with. Both are beautiful shades that are so easy to blend if you do use to much. It’s also worth mentioning the contour isn’t an ashy or muddy tone, it really blends into your skin and even on that second glance it still looks like a natural shadows. The shade ‘the Cheek of it’ has to be my ‘me’ shade when it comes to blushes. If you can look past the slight gimmick (although who doesn’t love a gimmick?) of the Cheek stamps they really are a hidden gem. You stamp the shade onto your cheek and blend it out. It takes seconds and is foolproof, and the gimmicky nature means I never forgot to apply blusher. Ever.
Anything for the eyes seems to be my weakness and the mono shadows are ones to look out for. They’re all buttery smooth and pigmented and the best bit is they only cost £3.89. Rose Quartz is my pick of the moment especially now Autumn has hit. A beautiful iridescent brown with hints of rose running throughout. One sweep and I’m good to go. The same can be said for their Stay Pout* lipsticks. They aren’t drying on the lips and have a sheeny finish while staying super pigmented. Rule breaker is the perfect shade for this season and also for if I fancy a bold lip, while It’s Complicated is something I’ve been reaching for on a daily basis. I can see myself adding a good few shades to my collection and Just A Fling is one I have my eye on.
If you’ve not tried Seventeen then you really should. It’s a super affordable brand with so many amazing products. Plus now I’ve given you somewhat of a starter guide you’ve got no excuse!
What are your favourite picks from Seventeen? Have you ever tried anything from this brand? Let me know in the comments below!