As Sara mentioned in her last post, we got a little package last week from the lovely folks in Boots with some Seventeen goodies. If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you will already know that we are genuine fans of Seventeen products (Doll’d Up Mascara and Stay Time Concealer are ALWAYS in my make-up bag), so I was excited to try one of their new products that recently launched.
The Seventeen All Out Pout palette is a small compact with 6 lip shades and a small brush, and I was using the Woo Me palette which has a mixture of warm and neutral colours – 3 lovely red shades as well as a mauve colour, and 2 nude shimmery colours. There is a second palette with cooler tones and pinks in it available too, and they both retail for €10.99 from Boots.
The palette has a big mirror in it, which is always a plus for me, as it makes it really handy for touch-ups on the go! The packaging is quite understated and minimalist, which I like, and its size makes it ideal to throw in my already bursting handbag!
The consistency of the lip product actually surprised me. In the palette, it looks kind of like a gloss, but it’s more of a lip cream when on, so it’s not sticky or overly shiny. It kept my lips feeling quite moisturised, so I think these would be a good choice for anyone who finds matte lipsticks dry out their lips as tends to happen to me. The one thing I would say is that they are quite soft in the palette, so be gentle when dipping the brush in – unlike me, who dug the brush right into it and made a big hole!
Shade-wise, there is a good range of colours in the palette. My favourites were the Knockout Red, which is a punchy red colour, and the Candied Coral which is an orangey red – both gorgeous with a pared back eye look, and both wearable for day or night.
I wore Candied Coral with Kiko Smart Lip Pencil in 705 (Kiko Cosmetics, €2.50) to line my lips and fill them. I find filling my lips in helps these creamier formulas last much longer, and this pencil is the perfect shade match.
With Knockout Red, I wore MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry (Brown Thomas, €17) to line and fill my lips, and again, this made it last and made the colour more intense.
The most wearable shade is definitely the Glossy Grape colour, which is kind of a your-lips-but-better finish! It goes perfectly with MAC Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare (Brown Thomas, €17).
Because they are lip creams, they aren’t as pigmented as some lipsticks, but the colour pay-off is really good, and you can build it up by applying, blotting and adding another layer. They are really simple to apply, and they glide on really well without slipping around too much.
In terms of durability, they actually last longer than you would think. Of course they don’t have the staying power of a matte lipstick, but they do stay put for a few hours and I only needed a 1-2 touch-ups during the day, which surprised me given the formula.
The brush included is handy for touch-ups on the go, but I preferred to use the Seventeen Lip Brush (€3.49) which we were also sent. This brush is really good quality, a gorgeous vibrant colour and at only €3.49, an absolute bargain!
This palette is a really good buy in my opinion, particularly for anyone who has drier lips and likes a more subtle colour. With that said, with a liner or slick of lippy underneath, the colours really pop, so it’s very buildable. For €10.99, I think it’s a fantastic palette, with gorgeous shades that actually surprised me in terms of quality, consistency and durability, and although not all 6 shades will be to everyone’s tastes, there is 100% at least 3 shades in the palette to suit anyone! The fact you get a €3 voucher off Seventeen Superlash mascara with the palette is a bonus too!
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