I had a peek at the new makeup range by high st fave Topshop this week and was left pleasantly surprised. Based around two collections - the Core range which will be a permanent feature and the second, Spring/Summer 2010 which will be limited edition and change seasonally, the new line will be hitting selected Topshop stores on May 5th.
Topshop have teamed up with make-up artist Hannah Murray to release an impressive mix of lipsticks, cream blushes, highlighters, eye pencils, pigments, skin tints and an array of other products.
I had googled for images prior to seeing the collections in person and was left far from impressed as the hi res images just didn't do it any justice. In person it looks better, but I'm still not the biggest fan of the white plastic packaging - I gernerally prefer my packaging to be sleeker and a tad more discreet.
My views on the actual quality of the products is more favourable. Inspiration has clearly been taken from MAC and YSL for some of the products, which certainly isn't a bad thing and if anything makes the range more attractive for those who don't have the disposable income to treat themselves to more expensive brands on a regular basis.
The Core Range
Spring Summer 2010
I wasn't feeling very well so didn't swatch as much as I'd like to, but I did swatch all of the cream blushes (no surprises there) and the texture is similar to the recent blushcremes which featured in the MAC in Lillyland collection. I love them!
A lil' birdie has told me that the range has been made by the same company who make MAC, so that explains that if it's true!
Products will be priced from £4-£15 which will no doubt be music to the ears of many Topshop fans who have complained about their increasing prices over the years. I think the launch of this line will be a roaring success, they are some great products within the line which I think will appeal not only to their loyal teen customers to also to their "trendy" older customers too.
A few more pics ...
Topshop cream blushes - looooooooooove!
The range will also be available online and in the New York City branch of Topshop so our cousins across the pond get a look-in too!
Will you be checking it out when it's launched in 2 weeks?