Tuesday, January 17, 2012

17 Instant Glow Tanning Range

17 Cosmetics launched a new tanning range that really caught my eye recently. I think my local Boots just got ther products in as they had no stand for anything.


 There was so much to choose from, I finally decided on these two products.


First up there's the Instant Glow Bronzing Powder for Face and Body. I had a Gosh Sun Powder like this last year, which I unfortunately broke. The difference between the two products was the price, Gosh's offering was €20 while this cost me €7.49. Not bad at all! The powder is described as a "animal print maxi bronzer" as it's covered in leopard print. The shimmer design on the product is a overspray and comes off after one use. For people that don't like glitter in bronzers, I found that underneath the overspray there was hardly any (almost matte). I also buy bronzers that are always way too dark for me, this shade was perfect. A big thing that I hate about this product is the chalkiness, like it's the worst I've probably seen. You can see in the picture above how bad it is! After two swipes of a brush, that is the amount you get. This factor alone is why I won't be purchasing this product again.


Instant Glow Gold Bronze Shimmer Brick is so beautiful. I've never tried a Bobbi Brown Shimmer brick but I presume this is a cheaper alternative. Straightforward to use, you swirl all four of the shades over your cheekbones and woola your left with a gorgeous glow. Each of the four shades in the brick would make great eyeshadows as they are also very pigmented. I just don't know how well they'll work as shadows after I swirl them altogether. 17 Instant Gold Bronze Shimmer Brick cost €6.59 which in my opinion was a bargain. I seen that it's also available in Pink Bronze shade, I'm going to pick that up on my next visit to Boots.

 Both prices are very reasonable so I can definitely see myself buying more from this range. I have my eye on the bronzing rocks. Only weird thing I seen with both products is that it says "Wash Off" on the front (common sense don't you think?).

Will you be purchasing anything out of 17's new range?

Laura<3

12 comments:

  1. Oh these do look good :) I will have to give this range ago!! :)

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    1. I'd recommend trying the Shimmer brick .. loved it!! May go back and get the other shade xx

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  2. yeah i thought it was pretty weird that it said wash off? pretty sure there aren't any 'gradual' bronzers! gold bronze is a gorgeous colour

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    1. Yeah when I seen it first in Boots that was the first thing I noticed.. very odd! I love Gold Bronze it's such a nice shade, the next time I'm in Boots I'm going to get Pink Bronze if they have it xx

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  3. The overspray was so pretty! And the shimmerbrick looks really similar to the Bobbi Brown ones, I think I'll try it out:) x

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    1. I'd recommend trying the Shimmer brick over the Bronzing Powder, you'll have to let me know what you think xx

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  4. I saw those in Boots the other day, really wanted to try those Shimmer bricks. I'm very tempted now :) x

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    1. The shimmer bricks are beautiful I want to get the Pink Bronze shade next xxx

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  5. The Shimmer Bricks look great, I'll have to take a look next time I'm in Boots :) x

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    1. I'm hoping to pick up the Pink Bronze shade the next time I'm in Boots xx

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  6. Oh man I want to try the instant glow face and body but it looks to dark, I am hella pale. XD

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    1. Oh tell me about it I'm the same lol xx

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