Here are 4 products from the new 17 Photo Flawless range that I was recently sent for consideration. Photo Flawless Foundation, Photo Flawless Primer, Photo flawless Lashes and Photo Flawless Eye Pencil in Blue Black.
”Easy to use and effortlessly blendable, this 17 Photo Flawless Primer is designed to apply before foundation to smooth your skin and assist the application of your base, leaving skin even and freshall day long.”
Now I don’t usually use a primer, as I’ve always thought they were more suited to a combination/oily skin type, to help the foundation stay on longer. I have often stuck my nose up at them to be honest, but trying this primer has made me think quite differently about them. The 17 Photo Flawless primer claims to minimise pores, and do you know what? I really think it does! It doesn’t make them completely disappear (seriously, what will?), but the pores on my cheeks were most certainly less visible with the primer on. For £4.99, you can’t really go wrong….it’s really good for the price!
”Available in Natural, Fair, Biscuit, Ivory, Honey and Caramel. These professional creamy satin finish foundations will seamlessly cover spots and dark circles and give you 24 hours of longlasting even coverage from morning ‘til night.”
I was sent shade Fair, which for me, is rather incongruous to it’s name, as I find it fairly dark. Nevertheless, once applied, it matched my fake tanned skin quite well. I think this would be too dark for fairer skins though, as I would never get away with wearing this shade without my fake tan on.
I would say the foundation gives a medium – full coverage. The formulation is quite thick, and I found I had to work quickly with it to ensure an even coverage. Once applied it sets down to a very matte finish. I have dry skin so this formulation isn’t really one I would normally go for, but I think this may suit an combination/oily complexion well. Applied over the primer, the foundation lasted on my skin all day, so the longevity is great. Has an SPF 15 too which is a bonus!
”Available in shades black/blue, black/green and black/copper to perfectly accentuate the natural colour of your eyes.”
Oh my… I seriously love this pencil. It’s so nice and easy to use. Not too hard or too soft, but the perfect consistency for lining the eyes. The Blue Black colour is gorgeous and I really love the look of the Black/Copper shade, which I think will look gorgeous next to green eyes. Will be picking this up next time I’m in Boots!
”These fabulous mascaras have a clever curved wand that will give your lashes a long-lasting lift and voluptuous volume from day to night. They are smudge-proof and promise to leave you saying good-bye to panda eyes.
Each mascara contains a carbon black shade mixed with a twist of pearle scent colour. Available in Black/Blue, Black/Green, Black/Copper, choose the right one to suit you.”
Bare lashes on the left and with 2 coats of Flawless lashes on the right.
Again, this product is really good for the price. It separated my lashes really well and gave them some volume. The formulation is lovely, as is the brush, and it did not clump at all for me on application. It also gives my lashes a lovely curl. If you want massive big full on fake looking lashes though, then this probably isn’t one for you. It gives the lashes a much more well groomed, elegant look in my opinion.