Friday, 17 May 2013

Seventeen Superstars





Hi ladies, hope you're all okay and having a fab friday! I'm so excited to share with you my post today. It's all to do with some products I picked up recently and have been loving from the brand seventeen. Now, if you've read my blog for a while you probably know that I have quite a mix of high end and high street makeup featured on my blog. Now I love Mac and Benefit as much as the next person but it really is nice sometimes to find a beauty bargain and save yourself some pennies. For me as long as a product works I'll love it and if it's a bargain too then I'm all in. So I have 3 barganious products to share with you today. Now Seventeen or 17 as it was formally known was a favourite makeup brand for me along with natural collection back when I first started wearing makeup at the beginning of my teen years. I remember really loving their products and the price of them but I haven't tried anything from them in absolutely ages so I thought it would be really nice to try some things out from the brand again and boy, oh boy I found some real gems.

On the Spot Foundation - Fair - £5.99 here
This is a new release from Seventeen and one that I think is pretty damn clever. This foundation claims to give you 'clearer skin in just 4 weeks' and the reason that it's supposed to do this is because it contains ingredients that contain blemish fighting ingredients, one of them being salicylic acid which is a well known ingredient found in many spot treatments. So this is both a foundation and a treatment in one which is really great if you suffer from a blemish or two. I do get a few spots from time to time so I was really intrigued by this product. I also love that it has SP15 which is good for the day time and claims to be full coverage. Now as a foundation this so far has really impressed me, I love the coverage and it really does help to even out your skin tone, I think this is also quite similar in terms of finish to Rimmel wake me up, it's quite a dewy, natural and fresh finish and has a really nice makeup type smell. I would say it has good stay powering and you can't feel it on the skin but the coverage is great, I enjoy wearing this. I haven't been using this for long enough to see it clear every single blemish up on my face but it does calm the skin and definitely doesn't make the problem any worse, my skin really likes it. I'm going to report back in 4 weeks though and let you know exactly how I feel about this product, so far though I think it's great, it's super cheap and super effective and for people with problematic skin I think you could have found your new holy grail product.

Seventeen Photo Flawless Skin Primer - £4.99 here
This product comes in the tiniest tube known to man (15ml) and I could barely see it when I was browsing the Seventeen stand but for some reason I decided to squirt some on the back of my hand and give it ago. Oh boy, this primer is amazing. If you've read my blog for a while you know I swear by the Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro primer but this one is seriously becoming a big competitor. I've heard a few people say that is similar to the Smashbox photo ready primer and to be honest I can see why. I really love this, this makes your skin feel like absolute velvet and also really helps out to minimize pores and give you a really nice base to pop your makeup on with me. This feels so nice on the skin that I would wear it when I wasn't wearing foundation, it's just so silky and works lovely under the on the spot foundation. It's a completely clear consistency and you can squeeze it out of the tube which means great product control. I love the black and gold packaging too.

Seventeen Blusher in First Kiss - £3.49 here
I remember back in the day when I first started wearing makeup I used to wear blushers from Seventeen and Natural Collection but since then I've become much more of bronzer girl but with summer coming I decided to pick up a blusher and the one I picked up was in First Kiss. I think the Seventeen blushers are really pigmented and soft and easy to blend and this colour is gorgeous, it's like a really nice corally pink colour and is perfect for Spring/Summer, it has amazing pigmentation and the packaging too. This is a really nice product and has got me into wearing blush a lot more so I think I might be picking up some more of these at some point.

Overall, I'm really impressed with the range of makeup Seventeen has too offer and I really want to go out and try some more now. The prices are really affordable but the products are a really nice quality and I think you can find some really 'must-have' products in their range!
Thank you for reading,
Lots of Love
Gem xxx



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54 comments

  1. I have flawless primer and i love it! it makes my face feel amazing such a good buy even though they are tiny!!xx

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  2. The blush is so pretty, I love it!!

    x x

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  3. I love the sound of the primer and the blusher. I need a new primer but the boots near me doesn't stock the 17 brand! such a nightmare :)

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  4. I'm always on the hunt for a new foundation but always scared my skin will react badly so I tend to stick to my faves.. Such a persuading review and considering it has blemish fighting ingredients I guess I have no reason not to try!

    Thanks! Lily x

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  5. I love the primer by 17 - i love how smooth and velvety it feels on the skin. The foundation sounds really good too!
    Natalie xx
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  6. the blush looks really cute:)

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  7. The blush is a lovely shade xx

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  8. Soooooo good to see a post from you gorgeous, I was wondering where you had got to! I'd missed my Gemma fix! I love your swatches lovely.. I really love the look of that blusher it's gorgeous! I love that primer too, it's amazing for the price xx

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  9. two in one foundation & spot fighting sounds like such a great product and the colour of this blusher is so pretty :-) xx

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  10. Love how pigmented the blush is, lovely colour too! Seventeen have some great products, I have a mascara and a couple of varnishes from them and have been really impressed xx

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  11. cool x

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  14. Just found your blog! Love it ♥

    Great post - I love the 17 Blushers!!!

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  17. completely forgot about this brand i must check them out tomorrow x

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  18. ohhh you always make my wishlist so long hehe :P I really want to try these now they all sound so good! I've never really tried anything from seventeen but my Mum's been using it for years and always says how much she loves it bless her. Really interested by the foundation, look forward to hearing what you think once you've been using it for a few more weeks :) I'd really like to try the primer but worried it's gonna run out really quickly if it's such a small tube :/ I dropped my MUA blusher on the floor yesterday and the whole thing smashed to pieces so I've been trying to decide which one to buy in replacement, pretty sure I'm gonna be getting this one tomorrow now :P
    Love Holly x

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  19. Ohhh the primer sounds lovely! I can never find the smashbox one but love it. Definitely going to try this alternative xxxx

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  21. I so nearly brought the bb cream earlier! x

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  22. Well... If you come back with good reports in the foundation, i think I'm going to have to give it a go! And I love 17 blushes, they come in lovley colours and so affordable
    JazEmia

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  23. Hey there, the blusher is a really lovely colour - very natural looking.
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  24. I love 17 blushers and their eyeshadows are really pigmented. I use that primer too and I agree it leaves your skin silky smooth but it doesn't seem to do anything to my pores and they are still noticeable. :(

    xxx

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  25. Ive always wanted to try this blusher as i adore 17 lipsticks, not sure why i haven’t, i guess its just one of those things I still haven’t got round to actually ding! Ha. Sounds really good from what youve said. I might actually now have to get up and go purchase it! x
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  26. I want to try the 17 foundation, but as I have dry skin I was worried the blemish fighting ingredients would dry it out even more! after reading that it gives a fresh, dewy glow I might be swayed to try it!:)
    Chloe xxx

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  27. Love the blush colour! :)
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  28. I have just been looking through your blogs and i love them i am a beauty therapist/make-up artist and am interested in all sorts of products.
    Please feel free to contact me we can discuss products and bits.
    i am following you would you follow me?
    Lizzie xxx
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  29. I love the primer too! Shame the tube isn't bigger!x

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  30. I use to love the 17 blushers too ^^.
    They're in really small tubs but they are so good, you don't have to re-apply them all day. I'm going to give the foundation and primer a go too!

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  33. thats by far one of the best primers ive used! Shame its such a small tube!

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  34. defo gonna check out 'on the spot'! lovely blog- if you get a chance, would you mind having a cheeky gander at my blog? giving you a follow as well :)

    Becci x

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  35. I have been looking for a Primer for a while now but have never been able to justify paying for something with a heavy price tag if it doesn't work..so with this being a bargain I might just invest and see how it goes.

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  36. very helpful i must try the on the spot foundation as iv been getting spots around my mouth and although i am not picking at them my skin is still scarring so this would be great to try out.

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  39. great post and I love the products!

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  40. definately think I should buy one of those Blushers! Since I have a darker skin tone im always looking for blushers with high pigmentation!

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  41. The new seventeen bits and bobs are amazing! I swear my the new heavy under eye concealer!
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  44. I've got a few Seventeen products! The blush seems great :)
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  47. Great post (:
    Loved the blush shade

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