Boots No. 17 Trios have been around as long as my first training bra which I waited till I was FOURTEEN for (thanks mother) and I bought two more the other week purely for logistical reasons.
What reasons do I mean?
Well…I needed points to get a free lip gloss. Boots had an offer of 200 points (£2) for every trio purchased so I gifted that spending £10 on two trios would give me the 400 points I needed to claim a Chanel Lipgloss.
I picked two and I picked two quickly. One was from the new Candy Collection, called Dolly Mixture – a slightly bizarre mixture of matte candy pastel types shades:
I also purchased one called Barely There –
No idea why but I thought this could be an excellent wear to work kind of trio.
When it comes to pigmentation and smoothness – I have to say these No. 17 eyeshadows are much better than I remember. They still aren’t bursting with pigmentation, but they are quite creamy – especially barely there.
On the eyes, Dolly Mixture:
Like I said – a REALLY weird combo but it sort of works. Its not too chalky.
Barely there is quite light and you won’t get much definition from it but hey, the clue is in the name. Its BARELY THERE!
I’m quite fond of it actually, its truly foolproof.
Ok, so this won’t be replacing my Cle De Peau anytime soon. But still – I wish I was a teen when this quality of make up was around, when I was a kid it was all Constance Carroll and Collection 2000.
I paid £4.99 each for these and as I said before…for strategic reasons! See the range here.