Saturday, 22 May 2010

Topshop Makeup Haul

When I was in London last week I stopped by Topshop Oxford Circus to check out the recently launched Makeup Line. In this Store they have a spacious area dedicated to makeup, which was carefully laid out, tidy and well stocked. The packaging is cute and overall reasonable prices apart from the lipsticks which are priced at £8.


After reading a few reviews and getting chance to swatch the products at the Topshop Makeup Launch last month I ended up picking up 2 creme blushes: in ‘Flush’ and ‘Neon Rose’ from the core collection. Flush is a warm bright baby pink and neon rose is a bright pink with a peachy coral tone.

Here are a few swatches of the blushes – without a flash as you can see they are highly pigmented and great quality. 
Blush in Neon Rose
Blush in Flush

A few girls have said that the blushes work well on the lips...I have tried both out on the lips and have to say they didn’t work for me - the colours just didn’t look right. I really like the formulation of these blushes, they are a cream to powder finish but not drying or like MAC cream blushers which are messy and tend to sit on the skin and feel greasy. The blushes are good value for money, at £6 each a little goes a long way as they are highly pigmented, you just simply need to dot a small amount on the apples of the cheeks and blend. They give a lovely natural and girly looking flush of colour. I also like the blush in Pinch its a lovely warm toffee beige colour quite natural looking - I may have to return to get this!
Blush in Pinch

I was a little disappointed with the Limited Edition Summer range the colours seemed dull & wishy-washy however the packaging is lovely and I was tempted by the Eye Crayon in sun shower and highlighter in sunbeam.

I was really surprised with the Lip Stick in ‘Rosa’ – it applies a different colour to how it looks on the packaging – it is a gorgeous highly pigmented glossy hot pink! I also like it’s in a crayon form – I didn’t however pick this up as I thought £7 was a bit steep! I thought the lipsticks were overpriced at £8 a pop and the colour range is disappointing, I would much rather spend a little more and go to MAC.

I also picked up some Eylure Tokyo Lashes which look very fluttery and some individual eye lashes that maybe a little tricky to apply - these were both reduced will keep you posted how I get on with these!

Anything I missed from the Topshop Makeup Collection?
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