15 November 2013

Review: Latest Seventeen Purchases

Earlier in the month, I posted about a few new items I had purchased in my Haul - Boots, The Body Shop & Superdrug post. From Boots I had bought some makeup from Seventeen to try as they had an offer for 3 for £10. I promised I would let you know my thoughts on these items so here you are!



Phwoarr Paint - Heavy Duty Under Eye Concealer
First up was the concealer. I don't have particularly bad under eye circles at the moment but had heard brilliant things about this concealer so had to try it! It's lovely and creamy and does cover up any dark circles and blemishes really well. I bought the colour fair, which is perfect for me and tend to apply it with my hands rather than a brush. I love the simple design on the packaging and it's a really handy size to pop in your bag to carry around with you. My only reservation about this is that when I have applied it under my eyes a couple of times I've ended up with slight crease marks under my eyes after a couple of hours. However providing you are aware of this, it can be easily rubbed in!

Flawless Poreless Primer
This was the product that I really wanted to try out from Seventeen. Again like the concealer, I had heard great things about it! I have quite obvious pores on my chin and around my nose and was hoping this would be my saviour! The first couple of times I used it, I applied it to my whole face rather than selected areas and found my makeup didn't stay as well as when I use other primers. I think this may be because the primer is quite solid in the packaging so you have to rub quite hard to pick up any product and I tend to prefer a creamier primer. However fear not, I have come up with a solution! I have found the primer works best when applied to smaller more specific areas before applying a more general primer over the top. This way the Seventeen primer fills in the pores and the other primer serves as a better base for longer lasting makeup. Again I love the packaging and although it is a handy size to carry around, I probably wouldn't on a daily basis!


On The Spot Foundation
Finally say hello to Mr Foundation. As mentioned in my Haul post, this wasn't the foundation I originally had my eye on but when the others weren't in stock I decided to give this one a try! I also mentioned that I only suffer from spotty skin occasionally but thought this would be ideal for those times when I do have a breakout or blemishes. I chose the shade 'Fair' as I wanted something lighter than the other foundations I have but equally not too light! This is perfect for my skin at the moment. The tube is ideal for carrying around as the lid pulls off and has a pump action top underneath. I've also found it's great for topping up makeup here and there, even if you put a different one on in the morning, as it gives good coverage. I guess in that sense, I almost use it in place of a concealer! 

And there you have it, some new favourites to my collection!

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think? Or have you decided to try any of these now?

Han
x

p.s apologies for being a day later with my post, I have completely lost track of all days this week ... oops!


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