Topshop Make Up buys + swatches

Saturday, May 08, 2010

I had another peek at the new Topshop make up line on Wednesday and decided to go back and pick up the items that had caught my eye the most, this afternoon.

I like the look of some of the lipglosses (shades Heatwave and Pulp in particular) because I'm surprised at how pigmented they are as I thought they'd be quite sheer. I'll pick those up at a later date though.

In the end I decided on a cream brush which is part of the perm line and an eyeshadow from the Spring/Summer Trend collection.


I love the texture of the cream blushes which leave a dewy look and are easy to blend. Their texture is reminiscent (not entirely the same, but similar) of the MAC blushcremes in the Mac in Lillyland collection and are easy to blend into the skin. The only shade to really catch my eye was Crushed Berry (£6), which is a gorgeous, bright berry pink which I think is a must have for darker skintones.


You can see how dewy it is in the picture

I bought Sunstar (£8) as I liked the shades in this baked eyeshadow trio (doesn't it remind you of the MAC eyeshadows in last summer's Colour Craft collection?), which I think compliment one another well and again I think it's a winner for dark skintones. 

You can use this wet or dry and the pigment is pretty decent when used dry, so I'll expect it to be even more intense when used wet. One thing that surprised me is that when I wiped off the blue shadow, it showed up on the wet wipe I had used as black! That freaked me out a bit - but I guess it's just a black based blue eyeshadow. No biggie.


The Topshop make up line seems to be a big success so far. The stands in Topshop, Oxford Circus have been buzzing with customers on both occasions I've been there and I think they've come up trumps with providing such an affordable range with shades to entice everybody. I'm still surprised that it's so cheap (the range is priced from £4-£15), considering how overpriced their clothes are these days!

Have you tried anything from the range yet? Do you think it's a hit or miss?

24 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

AbbieAndBrian said...

great review!
i love the look of the eye shadows
x

VexintheCity said...

@AbbieandBrian - Thanks hon. Yeah it's nice!

Lollipop said...

Finally, someone else who thinks their clothes are overpriced!! I was hoping you would say the blushes are poo, but I've heard nothing but good things about them. Guess I'm gonna have to cave lol xx

Oh, those colours look fabulous on your skintone by the way!

VexintheCity said...

@Lollipop - I've been ranting about TS's ever increasing clothing prices for years! LOL The days when their jeans cost £25 are long gone!

Yeah the blushes are really nice and thank you xx

Sarah from IHeartCosmetics said...

I agree about the bloody clothes prices, only thing I have bought from them in about a year clothes wise is one jumper, my special captain birdseye one and that was sixty flipping quid. Lovely swatches babe, that was the eyeshadow trio I wanted so good to see some piccies x

Dreams That Glitter said...

I love it, the cream blushers are really special. Love them.

xoxo

mrgmcq said...

I've got the blush and i LOVE it, I also have a crayon but I do not like it at all, it melts into the crease within 5 mins, i've used it on a bare eye, with just concealer, with 2 different primers, with just foundation and nothing helps it stay in place, it does work great under the lash line tho so it was worth the £6.

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xxx

May said...

The swatches look great!

May
xxx

Nicola said...

my point exactly, people we're saying it was expensive, i was expecting much more as their stuff is overpriced so i was shocked at a £6 blush, it would be rude not to have one! xx

Tobi said...

I have quite oily skin, do you think that the creme blushes have staying power?

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Michelle said...

Great post and thank you for swatching some colours because I was really curious about the quality and mostly colour pay-off. How long do the eyeshadows last for? xx

Imo said...

cool review. that blush looks lovely, im quite sad I skipped on the lilyland collection solely because I missed out on those fab blushes you reviewed a while back.

I think Ill check out the topshop range, which corally/oranges do they have that are similar to florida and optimistic orange from the lilyland colllection?

Kerry said...

The eyeshadows look well pigmented suprisly!

loveaudrey said...

Excellent post hun (as usual!) I've browsed the collection twice now... gonna make some purchases this afternoon I think. Even though I'm obviously alot paler than you, your swatches make me want that blush real, real bad!!

I hear you on TS prices too... I used to be able to buy stuff from there with my allowance when I was a teenager but now as an adult earning a proper salary I have to think twice before I pick things up in there! Can't be right can it?!

xxx

legseleven7 said...

I swatched the eyeshadows the other day. OMG they are soooo much better than the MAC ones that look like that.
Nice buys hun
xx

SilhouetteScreams said...

Whoa, your choices look so pretty and pigmented! I especially love the look of the cream blush.

liloo said...

yay, very excited to hear about the range, and to read about them from someone I trust. The packaging looks divine, products look very good quality too and affordable. all win would you say? No, not for me. When the brand will stop being up their own arse and sell in other
places than from the main store in London, and miss selfridges, then I will consider buying. Who do they think they are? pff.

Brighter Sparks said...

Love the packaging. And I agree with Lollipop - those colours look great on your skintone. I wasn't sure what to expect from the Topshop collection but I'm really, really liking it so far. Bold, colourful and most importantly of all - it's fun.

Empress said...

I haven't tried anything from their line, but I think now I'll give it a try, I have dark skin so I think I'll try the berry first.

True Queen

scarlettholly said...

I was totally going to ignore the topshop make up line as I assumed it was going to be poor quality and bad pigmentation but that eyeshadow trio and the blush looks amazing!

Marce said...

It's great that the products are pretty good quality, I think that everyone was surprised! The cream blush looks amazing!!!

Dorcas said...

I'm wondering how this compared to MUFE #2 shadewise. They look similar in tone, wondering if on skin they're the dupable?

alriiight duchess said...

the eyeshadow colours look lovely,
i'm suprised there that pigmented, gunna have to put an order in online for some goodies. my local topshop is teeny!
lush post. x
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AllThatGlam said...

I'm looking into trying these cosmetics, especially the cream blushes!

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