Topshop Make Up

Friday, April 23, 2010

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?


22 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Beauty and the blog said...

Im in love with the blushes,I need them now

Lydia said...

I remember that the first time I've been in the UK (in 1998 *sighs* I was only 14 back then!) Topshop had makeup! I vividly remember they had glitters and nail varnishes that cost nothing and I brought home with me!
They were good products back then, so I guess they are releasing good products now too. I'll check that out next time I'm in London!!!

Laura - Emerald Green 88 said...

I'm really excited to try some of this stuff out!

Shangri-La said...

Ohh the creme blushes look lovely, will defo check the range out when it hits the shops x

Lina said...

Are the blushers matte finish or do they leave a dewy glow? I saw you yest and am still asking more questions about these blushers! xx

May said...

Thanks for this post. I love Topshop and I can't wait to try this, even more so if it's from the same people that make MAC!

May
xxx

VexintheCity said...

@Lina - LOL Not as creamy as some I own, I think they were more towards the matte end of creamy though. My memory's faint x

legseleven7 said...

I hope it's true that about the MAC thing with this make up.
xx

Em x said...

Ohhh fab, thanks for this i've been reading about it but not seen any photos. I'll def be checking it out xx

gio said...

The cream blushes look beautiful. I need to check them out when they are released.

TaMi said...

wow lookin gorgeous! can't wait to get my hands on them! lol and i can see the similarities to MAC hmmm. great post :) x

HijabCouture said...

Thank you Vex for this sneak peak! So glad you swatched the cream blushes- I'm currently addicted to them! It truly is a match made in heaven fashion and make-up. Cannot wait for the release. Thanks again and have a great weekend xxx

Becky said...

Looking forward to seeing some of this in stores, I remember when Miss Selfridge did make-up!

Sarah x said...

I will momentarily forget my detest of white packaging so I can get the cream blushes ;P thanks for the update hon and lovely to see you the other day x

Ms. Wedgie said...

I've seen a few features about this range in magazines. It's definately worth a look although I agree with you about the packaging...that said though, packaging isn't everything! (can't believe i've said that when i've spent the last week perving at the new Tom Ford range LOL).
xxx

SilhouetteScreams said...

Ooooh it all looks so promising, and I think the packaging is kinda cute too :)

Resha said...

oh sweet lord, that's way too gorgeous!! I WANT I WANT I WANT!

liloo said...

omg, thanks for the post
how exciting!!!
as usual, my local topshop won't be doing it.
please tweet about this when this is officially out to remind us, thank you xx
liloo/tsunimee

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

Love the look of the cream blushes!! x

une tasse said...

I'll definitely be checking out the cream blushes after seeing your swatches! x

Anonymous said...

Hie wanted to know how you get invited to these events i dont blog but just curious to know

thanx

VexintheCity said...

@Anonymous - I get invites in my inbox, it's as simple as that. Obviously brands and PR look for blogs with a wide readership who they think will 'spread the word' per se.

 

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