Seventeen Stay Time

IMG_2057Today I have another foundation I’ve been working on. I sat down the other day to pull out all of my recent base purchases to make sure they’d all been featured and was almost ashamed of how many I’d picked up. This one was actually totally the fault of Avia from The Sparklelicious – she was wearing it when we went to IMATS and told me I would love it.. so I obviously NEEDED it. The consistency is much thicker than I’m used to, almost concealer like rather than a foundation and initially I hated it. It settled in to all of my fine lines and pores, felt dry and didn’t blend. I couldn’t understand why she loved it so much or how it could be so different on her skin.

IMG_2019IMG_2021I’m not sure how Avia applied it but I’ve found the only way it works for me is wth my fingers, the heat of my hands helps to blend and I really have to work it in to ensure that it smooths over my niggly areas and doesn’t settles. It’s not the easiest foundation to work with and it doesn’t give the most perfect finish but it does last and on my oily skin (Avia is the same) it’s pretty good at oily control too. It’s one of the most full coverage foundations I’ve tried at it’s price point (it’s fairly high to begin with but it’s buildable – above pictures are just one layer) and once you get over the odd texture it’s definitely worth sticking with to find your optimum application. The packaging is pretty substantial too, for a budget brand. It’s plastic but there’s a built in pump and said pump can be twisted and locked for travel or just so it doesn’t get everywhere in your makeup drawer/bag. It’s little details like that I really appreciate regardless of the cost.

I feel like Seventeen has been a bit of a neglected brand for me so although this isn’t the worlds greatest foundation, it’s good enough to make me wonder what else they might have that could impress me. I would recommend this for those of you with oily skin looking to cover up imperfections/breakouts etc.

Available online here for £6.49



  1. Sylvie
    26 August, 2014 / 8:59 am

    I love this, I find the best way to apply it is with fingers like you said and then I like to go over with a damp sponge to really blend everything together. It’s quite a lot of work though so this one is saved for nights out!

  2. 26 August, 2014 / 9:48 am

    I’m always a bit iffy about what I put on my face because I have quite sensitive skin so it might irritate it. I’m not familiar with this branding but I have oily skin too and although this foundation is good for oil control, it sounds like its a nightmare to work with 🙁

    Thank you so much for the review, I hope you have a great day! ♥


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  3. Jenny
    26 August, 2014 / 9:55 am

    Do you think this could work as concealing quite large areas or as a light concealer?

  4. Laura
    26 August, 2014 / 10:28 am

    I love this foundation! Such a saviour on crappy skin days! I use a beauty blender to apply it- can’t really get it to work any other way as it’s so thick, but this really helps to sheer it out a little.

  5. Jodie
    26 August, 2014 / 10:29 am

    The foundation sounds great! I love the matching concealer and regularly choose that over collections lasting perfection concealer. If it’s anything like the concealer, then the foundation is worth a go.
    Jodie | La Lune Song

  6. 26 August, 2014 / 11:42 am

    I’ve been curious about this foundation for ages, but after reading this, I think it’s worth a try!

    Ciara x

  7. Taslima
    26 August, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    this sounds like it would be terrible on my dry skin!

  8. 26 August, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    I haven’t tried many things from Seventeen either, the only product i’ve tried is the Miracle Stay Matte Powder. I might look out for this!
    Great review, thank you

  9. 26 August, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    This is my everyday dupe for doublewear, although I admit it did take a while to get used to! I find it easiest to apply it with a stippling brush, really buff it in and give it a couple of minutes to settle into the skin. For the price I think it’s definitely worth the hassle 🙂 xx

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