Boots 17 Beehive Mirror Shine Lipstick

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 23 - 2010

Whilst on holiday, I’m working on a shockingly bad laptop with a screwy backlight… in conjunction with an internet connection best suited to 1994, I’m struggling!

I hope that these images are at least somewhat colour accurate… If not, I’ll fix them when I get home – but for now I want to chat about the infamous and generally well regarded Boots 17 Mirror Shine lipsticks.  In particular, the popular shade Beehive.

Thanks to the UK blogging community, I heard about these lippies aaaaages ago… and have been trying to find Beehive in stock for a long time.  Somewhat ironically…. of all places, I finally found it on one of the busiest shopping streets in Britain.

Beehive is a creamy, shiny and almost balm-like lipstick.  The formula is soft and as a result, prone to snapping halfway down the bullet.  Apply with a gentle hand and don’t store anywhere it might get warm to preserve it for as long as possible.  These are quality issues that need looking into, but the sad truth is that if they’re addressed… the lipstick probably wouldn’t feel half as siky as it does in both application and once on the lips.

If you’re looking for a pigmented lipstick, these aren’t for you.  Glossy and sheer are the key words to remember here, but this makes the range light, easy to wear and comfortable with just a hint of colour.  Beehive (£4.49) is a pinky nude shade that evens out the tone on my lips and adds a degree of shine.  It doesn’t blow me away, I don’t think it deserves it’s place on the pedestal it occupies (especially considering it’s quality flaws) but I’m happy to own it and I reach for it when I want a quick polished finish to a natural look.


5 Responses to “Boots 17 Beehive Mirror Shine Lipstick”

  1. well, it definitely looks pretty on you and the formula sounds lovely!

    i should definitely get some balm-like lipsticks, sounds great for a lazy person like me.

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  2. Jan says:

    I think this is pretty on you, I tried it and it just looked a bit too nude on me – a bit like I had no lips! I prefer Belle, has a bit more pink, but to be honest I don’t use it as much as I thought I would. Cost per wear, probably about £4.49!

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  3. Gosh you look pretty in this pic :)

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  4. Sabrina says:

    So pretty! I am dying to know what mascara you have on because it is awesome!

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  5. redtiger21 says:

    I like the sound of these lippies. Don’t think I’ve owned a 17 lipstick since it was 1989 and I had a really frosty pink one called Bonbon!! I love the shade of this in the tube, but on the lips it looks a bit too nude for me (lovely on you tho). Having said that, for less than a fiver you can’t grumble!

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