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?