Whilst stocking up on hay fever meds in Boots (roll on Autumn...) I decided to cheer myself up with a cheap and cheerful makeup purchase. It didn’t stop me sneezing but it did make me feel a little less sorry for myself. Here we have two eye shadows trios from Boots brand 17. The pink is, shockingly, called Pretty in Pink and the green is Forest.
Pretty in Pink is the more pigmented of the two. In fact it is insanely pigmented and very creamy to apply. There is a bright fuchsia, baby pink and a lavender/ lilac that goes on much lighter than it appears in the pan. All three are very shimmery, almost to the point of being frosty. The formula exceeded my expectations, it is smooth and vibrant and blends easily. I have never experienced any fading with it.
Forest is pretty but slightly less impressive. There is a deep forest green, paler mint green and warm yellowed beige. These are slightly less shimmery than the shades in Pretty in Pink and possibly as a result are less pigmented and a little less smooth. They aren’t chalky as such, they just don’t quite measure up to Pretty in Pink.
For £4.99 you get a fairly substantial amount of shadow (I’m not sure of the exact amount). I will probably be checking out a couple of other colours. The Dolly Mixture trio is calling my name.... xx