mirror shine

I know I am extremely late to the party with these mirror shine on lipsticks from 17 but recently, whilst perusing the aisles of Boots, I was drawn to their slick, shiny packaging and the promise of an ultra-glam and glossy finish. For £4.59 a pop, I was willing to give them a whirl and rifled through the collection of 10 lipsticks, offering an array of shades from nudes and browns to plums and pinks. 

I opted from… 

Peace:- a muted pinky-coral and Hollywood:- a rosy red

The nature of these lipsticks means the finish is extremely sheer, literally giving the lips a glaze of colour. They are the perfect product for those who love the glossy allure of a lipgloss, but aren’t enamoured with all the gloop and stickiness that comes with it. In the tubes, these colours look bright and bold, but don’t be scared/fooled by this, as once applied, you are left with a barely-there coat of colour. 

The consistency of these lipsticks is very luscious and non-drying, and they do leave the lips slicked with a high shine, glossy finish that is quite long-lasting. I love both these colours, especially Hollywood, a real red. I was however a little disappointed with Peace, having high hopes for a muted orange, I was left more with a light pink. 

I would definitely indulge in a few more of these lipsticks and I believe the much-acclaimed Beehive shall be my next purchase!

Have you tried the mirror shine on range?

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  1. 13th April 2011 / 8:20 pm

    i love the mirror shine lipsticks! beehive is lovely, you should definitely pick it up 🙂 peace is on my to buy list now!

    sarahbox04.blogspot.com xx

  2. 13th April 2011 / 8:25 pm

    I love the Mirror Shine lipsticks! I have Peace (which seems to have gone missing in a handbag somewhere…), Purple Haze, Flirtini (bit too glittery) and Belle (which is exactly the same as my lip colour…)

    I definitely recommend Purple Haze too!

  3. 13th April 2011 / 8:25 pm

    Ooh these are lovely! I must pay Boots a visit. Thanks for the heads up! xx

  4. 13th April 2011 / 8:28 pm

    I really like these actually- I got one free in a twitter 17 comp, and after looking & thinking it's not my colour (a very dark red) I tried it on & honestly love it.

  5. 13th April 2011 / 8:32 pm

    These lipsticks look lovely!
    I haven't tried any of these before, I'll give them a go though.

  6. 13th April 2011 / 8:39 pm

    Both shades look gorgeous,
    now I wish we had 17 here =/

  7. 13th April 2011 / 9:28 pm

    Ooh these look lovely – sometimes I just don't feel like going for a full red-lip, so I shall have to check out Hollywood!

  8. 13th April 2011 / 9:55 pm

    I love Peace! Wish they would sell these in Canada 🙂

  9. 13th April 2011 / 10:09 pm

    they look really good. Holywood is deffo my favourite!

  10. 13th April 2011 / 11:41 pm

    They both look gorgeous, especially like Hollywood. Really attracted to the idea of a gloss finish with out all the downsides of lipgloss 🙂 x x

  11. 14th April 2011 / 12:15 am

    Awww I'm so sad we don't have Boots here! So gorgeous!

  12. 14th April 2011 / 1:57 am

    Oooh I love the look of these, may have to pick up one or two!

  13. 14th April 2011 / 8:01 am

    They look gorgeous<3, you should definitely get beehive!xx

  14. 14th April 2011 / 9:29 am

    Wow they are gorgeous! They looks amazing on you as well! Totally love them xx :O)

  15. 14th April 2011 / 7:40 pm

    I picked up beehive today! Did a post, and linked yours to it 🙂 check it out x

  16. 14th April 2011 / 8:28 pm

    I never normally look at the lipsticks but these look so pretty!


  17. 14th April 2011 / 11:28 pm

    Those colours are absolutely gorgeous.
    Usually i`m a no lipstick or as bright a shade of red as possible kind of gal.
    These look like a fantastic alternative and I love how they look glossy.

    Peg x

  18. 15th April 2011 / 10:54 am

    love these
    havent tried but may have to now! xxx

  19. 15th April 2011 / 3:38 pm

    I was looking for some new Lipsticks to try.. I love the packaging. Ha. So Shiny.. The colours look nice as well. I especially like the 'Peace' colour & what a bargain. Lovely x

  20. 15th April 2011 / 11:14 pm

    I really want to try Beehive as well, never tried anything from 17 but the lipsticks and eyeshadows seem really nice!

  21. 15th April 2011 / 11:24 pm

    these look lovely

    one reason why i havent really come across these is because im sick and tired of coming across with drugstore lippys that are shimmery or glittery: CANNOT STAND THESE FINISHES.

    with a lack of finishes to choose from at the drugstore i run off to MAC for a stress free choice but i totally will check these out


  22. 16th April 2011 / 12:19 pm

    Nice colours!! I love the "peace" one. We donb't have that brand in here 🙁

  23. 16th April 2011 / 5:15 pm

    I lust over these every time I pop into boots haha, definitely want to get my hands on one of these gorge colours for summer, would make a lighter and funner red lip for summmer bbqs!
    Great post girly!

  24. 17th April 2011 / 4:37 pm

    I love these lippies! Have got Beehive and Belle and they are both lush!! Went out today and got both Peace and Hollywood and Boots currently have No 17 on 3 for 2 so also picked up a Va Va Voom plumping lip gloss. Be rude not to really when its free!! 🙂
    Nic xx

  25. 17th April 2011 / 5:31 pm

    I love the mirror shine lipsticks, I have Peace and Flirtini and I lurrve them, Peace actually comes out in a nice shade of coral on my lips 🙂 I think it's my favourite! xx