Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Mirror Shine On Your Lips

Hiya darlings! Today I want to talk to you about a well-known high street brand whose lipsticks I have been a fan of for quite some time now. I'm talking about Mirror Shine On lipsticks from 17. Currently I have three from the range:

I think there are about 8-10 shades in the range; the first lipsticks I picked were "Belle" and "Nudist Peach". My sister chose "Beehive" and after I saw her wearing it I had to go back and get one for myself! Belle is a rosy pink shade, Nudist Peach is a peachy, nude shade - what you might describe as a My Lips But Better (MLBB) colour. For a light candyfloss pink shade, choose Beehive.

L-R: Beehive, Nudist Peach, Belle (Excuse the battered look of Belle, unfortunately it broke due to my own clumsiness!)

These lipsticks give sheer colour coverage but can be built up for slightly better coverage. What makes these lipsticks a winner for me is not the colour payoff but their consistency. These are so creamy and moisturising on my lips. I generally have dry lips and always use lipbalm before applying lipstick. In the winter my lips need that extra moisturisation even more, but I never need to use any lipbalm on my lips before applying these Mirror Shine On lipsticks - they're THAT good! The lipsticks are great for a subtle daytime look, but can also be worn to balance out a smokey eye or other heavy eye makeup. Some swatches for you beauties:

L-R: Beehive, Nudist Peach, Belle

These are lipsticks I would purchase again without hesitation. I actually can't pick a favourite because I love them all so much! They can be purchased from the 17 stands in Boots stores at £4.59 each - a very reasonable price in my opinion!

Have you tried any other shades from the collection? What are your opinions on 17 makeup?

Numera x


  1. love the middle colour :)
    laur x


    1. It's gorgeous on the lips! Lovely for everyday use xx

  2. the formula sounds pretty nice. want to try them :P


    1. It's great, definitely try them - they don't break the bank either! xx