Seventeen Mega Matte Review + Swatches*

Seventeen has to be one of my favourite brands from the "Drugstore" seriously I talk about them all the time on my blog. So whenever they launch a new product I am first to boots to have a look.

They contacted me a few weeks ago now asking me if I would like to pick 3 colours from their new MEGA MATTE range, and wow was I excited to try them.. I only wear matte lipsticks, so this is the perfect launch for me. 

So I chose "Nude News", "Looking Buff" and "No Corals". When they arrived I then went to boots to check out the rest of the range in person... and well... this happened.

 Any beauty lover will know the urge to swatch new lipsticks when you are in a boots. It is a MUST. So I had already covered my arm in swatches, when I decided heck, just swatch them all and bring my arm home to photograph.. sure I looked crazy.. but it was worth it for the blog right? ha. At least now you can see them all, and decide which colours are for you :)

So here is a swatch photo of every single lipstick in the new collection, and I am happy to say they are smudge proof! I was really impressed that the arm swatches lasted until I got home.. it was a sign of good things to come...

So while I was in boots I also decided to buy a shade too, I decided on "Roses are Red" plainly because that swatch is stunning, so so beautiful - I couldn't not get it.. now onto the lipsticks themselves....

Looking Buff - Nude News - Roses are Red - No Corals
 Out of the four I own without a doubt the standout shade to me is Looking Buff. This is the one that I am wearing almost daily since it arrived, and this is the one to me that everyone should own. It is the browner/dusty (hella lot cheaper) version of MAC Mehr. - If you follow me on snapchat you are probably sick of seeing me talk about this one. #sorrynotsorry - it is lipstick perfection.

Nude News is more of a pink than a true "nude" definitely made for us pale girls, and perfect for just popping on with a bold eye. This would look amazing with a pink smokey eye. I did a one brand face using this one on snapchat, the results were really pretty :)

Roses are Red is the ideal orange based red colour. I really really love it. I usually can't pull off a red, but the formula with this just makes applying and wearing this ideal.

No Corals is BOLD. Bolder than I expected. Luckily it is coral enough to look summery and bold at the same time. This one is made for holidays... (or sunny days if we are lucky enough to get them)

As for the formula... I would describe it as half way between a MAC Matte and a MAC Retro Matte, not as drying as the retro, but thinner and matter than the creamy matte formula... it is super lightweight, almost as if you aren't wearing it. Definitely buildable and really easy to apply.. overall the formula is a winner for me.

While you are in looking at the lipsticks make sure to check out the Long Lash too, right now it is on offer for half price, and this is actually a repurchase for me.. which is a huge deal for mascara to me! But for £3 it is well worth picking up... even if you don't really need it right now.

Make sure to check out the new MEGA MATTES here for £3.49... yup. That isn't a typo, £3.49. They have a sale on most of their items right now, so it is well worth popping along to your local, or checking them out online.. (I promise this post is not sponsored, I just love a bargain ha!)

Oh and if you spend over £6 you are also getting a free Super Lash

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*3 of these lipsticks were sent to me as a PR sample, and the rest has been purchased with my own money. As always all opinions and words are my own 


  1. I have been obsessed with matte lipsticks lately and these seem great affordable option x

    Pink Frenzy

  2. I need these in my life 😍

  3. Rioja your World is my favourite, really looking forward to moving away from pinks and nudes and going back to darker lips for autumn! I can't believe how cheap these lipsticks are, might be worth a wee payday purchase!

  4. These are gorgeous! Rioja your world is my favourite out of the lot- thanks for sharing girly!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

  5. Omg this is too much, I love them all! And I know...brace yourself...I'm yet to try a Seventeen product! I don't quite know what I'm doing with my life if I'm honest but this looks insane! Such a good price AHHH xx

  6. Hahaha your swatch story just cracked me up. It's such a great idea though! The lipsticks look amazing! I love lal the colours.

    Gemma x

  7. I've been a fan of Seventeen makeup for years now! These lipsticks look so good, there's so many shades that I love x

  8. I've never tried anything from Seventeen before. These lipsticks look nice! I really like Looking Buff as well! :)

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

  9. Oh these swatches look beautiful, it must have been really hard to pick these colours :) Looking buff has to be my favourite! I hope you were wearing something long sleeved :p

    Ela BellaWorld

  10. They have such beautiful shades! Fell in love with the liliac one! x

    Have a nice week,

  11. There have been so many amazing reviews on these! Just wish that these are easily available in Canada. :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  12. Hahaha, I can't believe you bought them all you nutter! They do look lovely.

    Corinne x

  13. I have been obsessed with mattes for quite a while and dayum these lippies do look bomb dot com. We don't have wide range of Seventeen products available here but I would love to search around

    Noor | Noor's Place

  14. I love seventeen products. Such amazing value for money. I saw these the other week, I really want to grab a few for myself. I shouldn't be spending more at the moment, but may have to make an exception! Love the look of looking buff, Rioja your world and the violet one. Can't believe you swatched them all in store 😂 definitely braver than me haha!

    Love Hannah xx


  15. I haven't tried anything from this range before. You chose some lovely and but I think my favourite one is Nude News :)

  16. "Looking Buff" whsipered to me, then when I look at the lip-swatch, it's literally calling out to me. Such a great MLBB shade, I wish they're available here so I can try them myself. Great post, Erin!

    Selene Addicted

  17. I've never tried anything from Seventeen before but I love the look of these lipsticks! Especially the shade 'looking buff'.

    Sally x | Sally Elizabeth

  18. Love you a lot looks like a gorgeous colour!! :o Xx Beth -

  19. I had to remind myself that these were by Seventeen when I saw the pigmented!! And for that price, wowww. Amazing shade range too, these are definitely a winner.

    Sinéad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  20. Roses Are Red is a gorgeous color!!! Love it <3

    Edye | Http://

  21. SO many pretty shades, I definitely need to try these! xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  22. I've never tried Seventeen and I wish they were available in NZ!!
    Kathy x


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