Lips of the Day! Seventeen Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Ice Maiden and 3 Little words Review

Did you know that No. 17 was rebranded as Seventeen recently?  The whole range has had a make over, I’d say making it more grown up and elegant looking than before, although, I am so used to how No. 17 looks in it’s deep royal blue that it will be hard getting used to the new packaging!

I was sent some colours from their new Lip Lustre Lip gloss range. There are 10 shades in the collection, all super wearable.

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The colours are called; Wild One, Talk that Talk, Stop and StareHotting Up, The Lucky One, 3 Little Words, Kiss the Stars, Polished, Ice Maiden and Queen of Diamonds.

I have 2 – Ice Maiden and 3 Little Words

Seventeen Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Ice Maiden and 3 Little words Review

Packaging wise – the shape reminds me my beloved Chanel Aqualumieres (although these are, as you can imagine are lighter and not as luxurious).  

What do I think of the rebranding? Hmmmm.  If I am honest I think No. 17 had more personality – these are older looking and I guess more generic so could work across different ages groups (whereas I always though of No. 17 as quite a youthful brand). There’s nothing sexy about this packaging though, it’s just very inoffensive.  

The applicator is a doe foot one – a bit hard (I like softer, fluffier brushes ideally) but they’re ok:

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Both of my colours are very wearable natural colours. Would I pick these out? No, because I have hundreds of glosses so for me to fork out I have to be inspired by them but I can imagine a huge amount of women who tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to cosmetics loving these.

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Ice Maiden is a pale frosty pink which is quite nice, but lighter on the lips than when swatched. I can imagine this will look nice on ladies paler than me:

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The texture of these glosses are medium – not thick, not thin, but somehow…lacking.  I don’t know if it’s because the colours themselves need more dimension, whether that be from some added sparkle or shimmer, or just more pigment.   3 Little Words is a corally pink, once again highly wearable:

 

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Hmm. I admit I never had a ton of No. 17 make up, but I do like the cheeky fun streak the old range had. I remember loving the disco shine lipsticks for example, and there were the odd gems in the glosses and blushers that I really liked.  

From seeing this small selection I can see that 17 has grown up a lot, but this kind of feels like she’s ditched her fun youthful days at Uni to go and work in admin at an Estate Agents.  I hope with future launches, they add a bit more fun because there these days there’s a lot of affordable fun ranges out there and it would be a shame if this became snore-tastic.  

These cost £3.99 and you can buy them here. 

*PR Samples

 
 
 
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Comments

  1. Alix says

    I agree these look uninteresting! I’m not a huge fan of glosses, I prefer lipsticks in general so a gloss has to have something awesome about it for me to be enamoured! (I.E illamasqua’s Intense lipgloss in Twist – BROWN? Like looks like chocolate smeared over your lips? LOVE!) These look ideal for someone who likes to err on the side of caution make-up wise, or 15yr old girls! I wouldn’t even use these on my ‘bare faced’ days – would rather my Jaason lipbalm for some subtle shine.