Wednesday, 18 January 2012

17 Trio Eye Shadows - A/W 2011 Collection

The 17 Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection consists of 3 nail polish shades and matching eye shadow trios.

I have already featured the nail polish in a nails of the day post which you can see here. I am not overly keen on putting the colour green on my nail so I am afraid it is still sitting around waiting to be tried..

The eye shadow trios are -

Enraged -

Swatches of  17 Trio Eye Shadow in Enraged

Enraged instantly grabbed me as I find that browns and golds are extremely wearable and they really enhance the green in my eyes. Needless to say this trio has had a lot of use. The shades in Enraged are a soft rose gold, a gold and a darker,warmer gold, they are all fantastically shimmery.

Texture wise the shadows are buttery soft and smooth, easy to blend and surprisingly there is little fall out. I find they have good pigmentation and last well but I always wear an eye shadow base so I am unsure how they would fare if you don't wear a base.

Broken Hearted

Swatches of 17 Eye Shadow Trio in Broken Hearted

The Broken Hearted trio has a shimmery, bordering on metallic brilliant white/silver, a metallic silvery/grey and what appears to be a bottle green with a lot of glitter. I love the silver and grey a lot but not entirely convinced about the green. It swatches as a matt, flat colour with random flecks of glitter. I was hoping it would be more vibrant.


Swatches of 17 Eye Shadow Trio in Vengeance

For some reason I haven't actually worn the Vengeance trio yet but having swatched it I plan to wear it this weekend, I think the actual swatches are really pretty. The lightest shade is a shimmery lilac, the middle one is a rather pleasant light taupe/purple shade with a metallic sheen and the one that is supposed to be purple leans more to a dark brown/purple shade with a hint of shimmer which I really like.

Overall, I think the 17 Eye Shadow Trios are really worth seeking out and trying if you haven't already. They are great value at £5.49 each and available to purchase at Boots stores.

*PR Samples


  1. I love the colours in the Enraged trio. I wouldn't have chosen the Vengeance trio but the colour looks really different in the swatches!

  2. Thanks for the review... I'm be keeping my eye out for Vengeance! x


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