17 Mirror Shine Lipstick – I’m a sheep.

I’m such a sheep.

These lippies have started popping up all over blog-land and based on the various descriptions (glossy, sheer, easy to wear, flattering colours…) I knew I had to pick one up. So I did, the first I went for was Belle – the slightly darker shade in the picture (on the right). This is truly a ‘my lips but better’ shade. There isn’t much I can really add to other bloggers reviews – this lippie really is the easiest thing to wear. Almost a middle ground between lipstick and lip gloss, the colour is subtle enough to be applied without a mirror, but not quite so subtle it’s pointless to wear them. They really are ideal for summer.

I liked this one so much that I went back on Saturday and picked up another (yep, I missed the 3 for 2 deal… but I did get 100 extra advantage card points and a freebie for spending over £6…. something I haven’t done on 17 products since I was about 17….). Bee-Hive is probably the most popular colour in the blogosphere – a pale nude-pink, another one that is easy to wear, subtle, glossy, light-weight….

All in all, lovely lippies – I now want to pick up the bright orange/coral and the Hollywood red. But fear I might be going to far, considering I don’t think I have ever finished a lipstick in my life!

Only one issue – the light weight texture means that I found when applying and swatching these it was really easy to ‘mush’ the lipstick into the side of the tube (mush is the technical term…). Bit of a pain  and doubt these would survive a heat wave – get them in the fridge if the temp gets too high!

So have you picked any of these up?? What do you think??

These lippies cost about £4.50 each (and as I said – you can get 100 extra advantage card points if you buy one at the moment).

**The Small Print**

I bought these myself.



  1. Redz2486
    June 22, 2010 / 7:39 am

    I seen these on Friday, lovely packaging, but I didn’t buy any because I couldn’t swatch tester’s =(.

    Maybe try my other Boots sometime.

    Bee-Hive is a nice easy looking colour to wear =).

  2. June 22, 2010 / 7:05 am

    I like the packaging.
    Using a brush always gives a better result than using the lippie directly on the lips but it does make it look gross and you are fairly committed to using a brush for all time. Brushes also mean you can get the last little bit of every lippie should you want to.

  3. June 22, 2010 / 7:33 am

    So funny, I am totally the same, i bought beehive at the weekend and have a review to do on it.. blogland makes me buy stuff!!

    Belle looks gorg!



  4. Sophie
    June 22, 2010 / 8:40 am

    I have Beehive and absolutely love it! They are so light weight, absolutely perfect for all this lovely warm weather in the UK at the moment.


  5. Beauty
    June 22, 2010 / 9:13 am

    Love it

  6. June 22, 2010 / 9:02 am

    I’m going to pick up Beehive when I get paid. Everyone is raving about these. x

  7. June 22, 2010 / 9:37 am

    Thank you ‘anon’ for the heads up about this – going to sort it. Really appreciate you letting me know.

  8. Anonymous
    June 22, 2010 / 9:48 am

    the person who just commented by the name of Beauty is the one who is copying from your site…

  9. June 22, 2010 / 11:37 am

    Love the packaging 🙂
    Belle looks awesome!

  10. June 22, 2010 / 12:34 pm

    The packaging is v.flash! Love the colour though – the lid isn’t really that sturdy but does the job.

  11. allmylove
    June 23, 2010 / 3:47 pm

    I’ve got beehive and flirtini. I love them for summer. Only prob is I find beehive seems to dissapear quite quickly. So shiiiiiiiiny though!!


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