Review: 17 Wild Metallic Cream Eyeshadow


After reading a few great reviews of these metallic cream eyeshadows from 17, I decided to buy myself some when I was in Boots last week. I am the laziest person ever when it comes to eyeshadow (usually I just don’t wear any at all, eyeliner forevz) so I thought these sounded easy and quick to use. I got the shades Wild Nude, Wild Navy and Wild Bronze, as I thought these would be the most wearable everyday shades. Wild Nude is the lightest shade and Wild Bronze is quite similar although a bit darker/warmer. Wild Navy isn’t as metallic, but it has tiny bits of glitter through it instead.

The shadows are really creamy and blendable and I find it easiest to apply them with my fingers to create a really simple smudgey/smokey eye effect. They do crease quite easily, however, so I would definitely recommend using a primer before applying them (I use Urban Decay Primer Potion). When I went out on Saturday night I put Wild Nude all over my lid and a bit of Wild Bronze in the crease, plus a bit of Benefit High Beam to highlight. This only added about 2 extra minutes to my routine so I definitely think I will be using these more often to make my eye makeup a bit more interesting! Oh and the lipstick is Mac’s Russian Red, if anyone was wondering!

The Wild Navy shade is great on its own to create a really easy smokey eye. With just one coat (layer?) of shadow it was pretty light and not overdramatic for daytime wear, but it was really easy to add more and create a darker smokey eye which would be perfect for night.

Overall I think these metallic cream eyeshadows are great, especially considering they’re only £3.99 at the moment. Boots also have an offer on just now so if you buy 2 or more 17 products you get a free gift (an ‘Electric Disco’ nails kit which includes a black, red and glitter nail polish, nail file and a wee sparkly bag to keep them in).

Have you tried these eyeshadows yet? What do you think of cream eyeshadows?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • eversojuliet says:

    Oh wow, they look gorgeous! I've just gotten a little more confident putting cream eyeshadows on, so will give these a go x

  • These look gorgeous! Also, your eyebrows look amazing, could you do a post on how you get them like that?

  • these look great! i've never tried a cream eyeshadow but at that price i think it'd be worth trying them! also having serious eyebrow envy – wow! x

  • frecklie says:

    Look gorgeous and will be amazing for christmas parties!!

    George |

  • Lauren-Ella says:

    Oooh I want the navy!


  • kb says:

    they look great! really nice and subtle colour x

  • We haven't tried these yet but following this review we fully intend to!
    You have gorgeous eyes by the way.
    Awesome post, we are following.
    JS xx

  • Maria says:

    These look fab, I will definitely be trying these out!

    Maria xxx

    P.S. I wish I had your eyeliner skillz!

  • Alix says:

    Love the look of these, especially the navy one. Such a lovely simple smokey eye! You look beautiful here too x

  • Lady, you are so gorgeous! The colours look great on you.


  • Anita says:

    Lovely post!

  • daisychain says:

    I usually hate cream eyeshadows but bought the bronze and silver ones of these…total convert.

  • Lulu Frances says:

    haven´t tried these eyeshadows yet, and in general, creamy eyeshadow doesn´t last to long on my lids before it creases, but these look cool – love the packaging and i think that 17 makeup is a good quality brand, always looove their stuff! btw i am now your 350th follower – congrats 😉

  • You are so stunning! I second the comment about your amazing eyebrows. I've been looking for a nice eyeshadow to use with flicked liner so I may well try the Nude shade out x

  • I just started working back at Boots again and saw these today! I'm tempted to get the navy one for the glitter hit 🙂

    Rosie x

  • Joanna says:

    They are absolutely gorgeous! I really love the colours, so pretty. Your eye make up looks wonderful, and I love the flick you've done! I'm SO glad to have found your blog, it's great! Definitely following. xx

  • .x.Sarah.x. says:

    Gorgeous shades! I'll have to take a look myself when I'm next in Boots – major eyebrow envy btw! xx

  • Sarah says:

    I've never tried these eyeshadows put they look lovely and look so pigmented! I will definitely try them, especially seeing as you get a free gift! xo

  • Alex says:

    I love the look you created. Shame that they crease tho.

  • I like the way this cream shadows blend but I wish the Wild Nude was a tiny bit more pigmented! Need to try some more colours!

  • Raz says:

    Ah sounds like a great deal with the free gift! I always like cream eyeshadows.

  • oooo I loved this review!!
    Can't believe I stumbled across ya blog hehe 🙂 love what it looks like in the pic where you have it on though, looks great as a highlighter right? 🙂 x

  • You are so beautiful! I love this review, so helpful and I think I'll give this eye-shadow a go.
    I love your blog, it's full of beauty tips that I will definitely be reading in future. Would you like to follow eachother?
    ♥ Maria

  • Harriet says:

    Ooh these look lovely on you! The sparkle is so pretty, and at that price you can't really go wrong!

  • AmyBell says:

    I never actually use cream eyeshadows but these look amazing! xx

  • I have always been a liquid eye liner girl (since I was 13.. long time!) but recently with all the palette nd cream shadows knocking around I've started to experiment more with eye shadow. These pots look great, loving the bronze ones best!

  • Bonnie says:

    Your eyes look beyond gorgeous. Seriously. They really pop with this makeup.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • janettapo says:

    mornin' from your newest follower. I'm liking your blog missy. I may have to get myself some of those cream eyeshadows.

  • Pasha says:

    wanted to try creamy eyeshadows for ages because of adeles look! these look amazing on you! thanks for the precise review! deffo gonna get me some! xx

  • These impressed me, not bad for such a cheap cream shadow and do not budge on top of a primer x

  • Natalie Kay says:

    I brought the bronze one last month, love it, the consistency is amazing! Looks SOO LUSH on you! New subbie here loving your blog! x

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