I love finding a good budget foundation and when I read Alice’s review of Seventeen Stay Time Foundation I thought I’d give it a go. I had already picked up Tattoo Me Eyeliner so I figured I’d go all out and do a mini haul/review post of Seventeen as a brand. There’s lots to pick from but I decided on a couple of lipsticks and a lip and cheek tint too. I think the whole lot came to around £15 with buy 1 get 1 half price in Boots. I’m so impressed with what I’ve picked up I’m definitely going to go back and try out some more.
I’ll start with the Stay Pout lipsticks. Seventeen have a good selection of lip products: glosses, stains, crayons, and a range of different finishes on their lipsticks. I generally opt for long-wearing formulas so Stay Pout was the obvious choice for me. Stay Pout lipsticks offer long lasting coverage that’s also creamy and moisturising thanks to the shea butter. I picked Date Night, a true red that neither leans too warm or cool on my pale skin. One layer gives complete coverage. It feels really comfortable on the lips and not drying at all. I also picked Rule Breaker, this is a raspberry shade with cool undertones. Again this gives excellent coverage with just one application, feels comfortable and nourishing on the lips.
Both Date Night (right) and Rule Breaker (left) are long-wearing and fade to a really nice tint after several hours wear. I’m so impressed with these lipsticks. Really great quality for the price (£4.49 currently and buy one get one half price).I also really like the shape of the bullet, it allows for quite a precise application without having to resort to a lip brush. I’ll definitely be picking up some more colours.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from a foundation I bought for under £7, my hopes weren’t too high despite reading good things about Seventeen Stay Time Foundation. The main reason is that it can sometimes be difficult to get a “drugstore” foundation to match my very pale skin BUT I am so impressed with this foundation. I bought the lightest shade Porcelain which is a really good match for my pale complexion with pink undertones. If I have a gripe with Seventeen Stay Time Foundation it’s that the colours are very limited, if you have a darker complexion you won’t be able to find a match which is a real shame.
Seventeen Stay Time Foundation offers long-lasting, full coverage. 25 Hours wear to be precise. I generally don’t wear my foundation for as long as that but it does last really well throughout the day. I’d say it’s on par with Estee Lauder Double Wear for longevity. Seventeen Stay Time Foundation is a thick foundation so I’d start slowly with this, building coverage up. It does tend to cling to dry patches but a bit of blending sorts this out easily. It gives a matte finish but I’d say it’s actually less matte than Estee Lauder Double Wear and of course you can sheer it out or add a bit of liquid highlighter to give it more of a glow if you prefer. If you like long-wearing, full coverage foundations I’d highly recommend giving this a go, I am so impressed with this I’ve been opting to wear it instead of my beloved Estee Double Wear.
I’m a sucker for a lip and cheek tint so I was really interested in seeing how Seventeen Cheek & Lip Stain Gel Tint in Perky Pink fared. One of the main problems with many lip and cheek stains is that it stains pretty much everything else it comes into contact with so the little sponge applicator on Seventeen Cheek & Lip Stain is a stroke of genius. The sponge also helps distribute the gel stain nicely so you don’t end up with an Aunt Sally look. Despite how strong the colour looks it goes on much more subtler. The semi-sheer gel is easily buildable and blends out really nicely. Perky Pink gives a lovely rosy glow on the cheeks that lasts almost the whole day for me. On the lips it feels quite drying but I find this to be the case with most of these types of lip and cheek tints. Again I’m really impressed with this. There’s another colour available too, a coral shade that’d be perfect for summer months.
And finally is Seventeen Tattoo Me in Raven Black. Seventeen Tattoo Me is a semi-permanent eyeliner that provides up to 48 hours wear. I have quite oily eyelids so finding an eyeliner that stays on all day and also remains black can be difficult. I usually use an eyeliner pen so I have found the little brush a bit tricky but I’ve got the hang of it now. It applies easily and is a deep black. You can apply this as a thin line or build it up for a thick cat’s eye. It really does last all day. To remove, an oil based cleanser is recommended or you’ll be scrubbing at your eyelids. I’d say this is a pretty good dupe for MAC’s much more expensive version. If you’re looking for a long-wearing eyeliner I’d definitely think about giving this a go.
Overall I’m really impressed with the quality of Seventeen makeup I’ve tried. Everything I’ve bought I’d definitely repurchase but without a doubt I’ll be buying the foundation and eyeliner again. Both are excellent quality and are just as good, if not better, than their higher-end counter parts.
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