Beauty Brand Spotlight: Seventeen Makeup

Seventeen Obsession 2

Over the past few months, I have become a bit obsessed with Seventeen from Boots. It is so brilliantly cheap and sometimes even cheaper thanks to 3 for 2 offers or buy one get one half price deals, and the range seems to have something new in it every week. I’ve yet to come across a Seventeen product I haven’t been pleased with, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on the ones I’ve used as mini reviews.

Seventeen On The Spot Foundation review


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I’ve been using the On The Spot Foundation in the shade Natural for a long time now. As far as I’m aware the range of shades isn’t very big but luckily for me Natural is a great colour. I’m quite yellow-toned and so is this foundation so if you avoid yellow tones normally you might want to try a different shade.

The tube has a nice pump on the end that helps prevent squeezing out too much, which means despite the reasonably small size of the foundation I find that it lasts ages. The foundation glides onto the skin really smoothly and is easy to blend, and there’s very minimal shine left behind so you could even get away with not using powder if you prefer not to. It offers full coverage so is ideal is you’ve got lots of blemishes or redness that you want to hide.

It’s SPF 15, too, and it claims to help give you clearer skin in four weeks but I honestly don’t know how true that is because I’ve always suffered from stubborn spots that come and go as they please no matter what I try.

Seventeen BB Balm Review


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If I’m after something with a bit less coverage, I turn to the Seventeen BB Balm in the shade Light. Like the foundation it says it’ll improve your skin within four weeks, and this one has SPF 25 for protection against the sun.

Seventeen describes this as no make-up make-up which I think is pretty accurate. My skin always looks smooth and clearer when I use it but it still feels like it has room to breathe.

The downside is that it leaves your face feeling a bit sticky, so I tend to put powder over the top which kind of defeats the point, right?

Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder review


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Talking of powder, I completely love the oil free Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder in the shade Natural Fair. I lightly dust this over both the foundation and the BB Balm and it finishes everything off nicely, eliminating all shine. My skin is quite oily so I tend to carry this in a bag with me to touch up any shiny patches throughout the day, but normally it lasts really well unless I decide to take the stairs or take a wander on a particularly sunny day.

Seventeen Stay Time Concealer review


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Believe it or not, I’ve only recently started using concealer. I know, it’s ridiculous, but before I relied on my foundation to get me through the day. But as I’m getting older my dark circles are getting worse, so I decided it was time to take action.

I’ve been using the Seventeen Stay Time Concealer in the shade Fair to help get rid of those dark circles and particularly red patches and blemishes. It has an easy to use applicator, but it always needs blending afterwards with a brush or your finger. It offers good coverage without looking cakey, and I’ve found it really brightens up my eyes. Phew.

Seventeen Skin Wow! Concealer review


Available from Boots

At the same time as buying the Stay Time Concealer, I also picked up the Skin Wow! Concealer in the shade Fair to see which I liked best. I haven’t used it quite as much but that doesn’t mean I don’t like it. I find it takes a little bit more time to apply as it uses a brush tip and it requires a bit more blending, and I’m normally in too much of a rush in the morning.

But the effort is totally worth it. The Wow! Concealer is more matte than the Stay Time and I think it feels nicer to wear. It doesn’t particularly work on spots or blemishes though, as it’s more of a highlighting concealer than a coverage concealer.

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit


Available from Boots

When I was feeling a bit adventurous a few months back, I picked up the Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit. I’ve never contoured before and I’m still getting the hang of it but I feel like this is a cheap and cheerful way to try it out. I don’t think I can offer a final verdict on whether or not this is a good contour kit because it’s the only one I’ve ever tried, but I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’ve tried it.

Seventeen Instant Glow review


Available from Boots

The Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in Pink Bronze is another one of my new purchases that I haven’t used much. The few times I have used it, though, I’ve found that it adds a subtle shimmer to the cheeks. I would advise against using too much, though, particularly if you have fair skin because it can quickly go from subtle to muddy!

Seventeen Blush Powder review


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Similarly, the Plum Puff Blush Powder is another of Seventeen’s products that is very pigmented so needs to be used sparingly. I’m used to going a bit crazy with the brush in other blushers I’ve used, so the first time I tried this one I looked a lot like a clown. Now that I’ve got the hang of it, I think it is a gorgeous colour, and it’s definitely going to last me a while at this rate!

Seventeen Doll’d Up Mascara review


Available from Boots

I’ve mentioned this Doll’d Up Mascara on my blog before, but I’m mentioning it again because I just can’t get enough of it. My eyelashes always look long and curled, even though I don’t use an eyelash curler first. It lasts perfectly all day, doesn’t leave any black dots beneath my eyes and has a really great, curved applicator that is a joy to use.

I’ve been using this mascara for years, sometimes trying others to see if I can find something that competes but I have yet to find another mascara that matches this one. Ridiculously, this is the most expensive item on the list at £6.29.

So that’s the whole lot! My complete Seventeen collection (so far). Do you use any Seventeen products? Let me know what to try next and which of the products I’ve mentioned you already use. Do you love them? Are there any similar products from other brands that you love? I’d love to know.



  1. 24th April 2016 / 6:16 pm

    I LOVE the BB cream I’ve been using it alongside an anti redness foundation and find it gives just enough coverage

    • 12th May 2016 / 7:43 am

      I’m going to try some of the other foundations from Seventeen soon, I think they’re brilliant and so affordable.

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