Sunday, 29 April 2012

Topshop makeup collection

It seems that over the recent months I have amassed rather a fair bit of Topshop makeup. From my first product (a lipstick in 'Mink') I have been a convert. I love the simple, but cute, packaging, the variety of colours and finish of the lipstick and nail polish range and the pricing is pretty good for the quality too. Good-o.

So I thought I'd give a rundown of my collection.


 So pretty and colourful :)

Lips


The colours match up to the labels above, just to make life easier :) .

All Topshop Lipsticks: very moisturising, last for about 2/3 hours (on me, someone who drinks a lot- sometimes just water!-and has a tendency to pick her lips. Might last longer on those that do not have this habit!) and are reasonably pigmented. 

Ok, let's go colour by colour (and please excuse my shocked/ghost pose in the following photos!)

Oh La La
This is a beautiful orangey colour, perfect for spring/summer. It reminds me a bit of Mac's 'Vegas Volt' though a toned down version, although it is buildable and could provide a 'shock' of pinky orange if desired.
I don't wear this colour often enough, but I will do once the sun starts coming out. I can imagine wearing this with a little floral playsuit, cocktail in hand...(come on summer!)

Innocent 

 My lip looks weird here, ha. Now I've drawn attention to it, great!

Innocent is a lovely, inoffensive pinky shade that I think would suit most skin tones and go with most outfits. It is a colour that could easily be worn to work/school everyday and is just lovely really.

Mink 

 As I said before, Mink was the first lipstick I purchased from Topshop. I don't think it's available in store now *checks website*- well I couldn't find it there...so, hmm. Probably not available anymore, sorry! This one I loved for a bit, then went off of it, and now I kinda like it again. I like 'rediscovering' things like this!

It is a plummy pink colour, with a hint of brown. This colour goes really well with greys, and lighter neutrals, methinks. Will definitely be wearing this more often now I have fallen in like with it again.

Nevada 

 Now this nude shade is a colour that I have mixed feelings about. I'm not really sure that nudes suit me; they blend in with my skin tone, which leaves me looking like I have no lips and a little corpse like if I'm honest! some nudes have a hint of pink, which makes them less like this, but I'm not sure this one does. What do you think? Does this nude shade suit me? I think it looks better from a distance. I don't know I guess I'll give it a try a few more times and then decide. Oh, and a lot of people say that this is a dupe for Creme de Nude by Mac, but under half the price, so yes, if you like your nudes, then this may be the one for you!

I've waffled on about the lipsticks, so I'll try to keep the rest of this short:

Eyes 

Crayon and Kohl Liner

 Crayon in Whisper- I have raved about this crayon before, and will rave about it again! It's such a beautiful shimmery gold colour, as you can see from the swatch (though this really doesn't do it justice). I use it as an eyeshadow, and it lasts all day, in fact, it gives Maybelline Colour Tattoos a run for their money in terms of how long  it lasts.

Kohl in Petrol- (swatched above) - this is a green/blue colour, one that I don't wear enough (but will now!) The TS kohl pencils are really pigmented and nice to use. On me, the colour lasts all day and doesn't smudge. Can't ask for more than that really!

Nail Polishes

 Pretty colours!

L-R- Marine Biologist, Glimmer, Bee's Knees, Peaches and Cream, Without a Clue

I really love the consistency and finish of all of the Topshop colours I have bought, and they last for 4/5 days without chipping on me. I use 2 coats to get an opaque finish (1 with Marine Bio) but some say that with lighter colours you may need 3 coats to achieve an even and opaque coverage.

At the moment I'm having a bit of a love affair with the chromey bronze colour glimmer, even though it is the least Springy colour there. The weather outside may just have something to do with it!

Ok, I'm going to leave it there now. I also have a blush, liner and a few other lip products that I haven't mentioned here, but I'll leave that for another day.

What is your favourite Topshop makeup item? Recommend any lipsticks? Would you like to see more 'collection' posts? xx

15 comments:

  1. Quite the collection you've got going there ! I really want to try the oh la la lipstick now.

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  2. that's an amazing collection - love their nail varnishes xxx

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  3. Wow, that's a huge collection. :D The nailpolish looks awesome, especially the yellow one!

    Xx, Saritschka.

    P.S. Somebody should get a delivery soon.. :)

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  4. the crayon looks lovely, I haven't seen this before. It is now on the list for next time im in topshop. xx

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  5. I neeeed to try their nail polihes, you've got some gorgeous colours in them xx

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  6. I should really try their makeup next time I'm there. I really like that Mink lippie...too bad it's not available anymore:(

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  7. Ive never actually tried any topshop makeup but after seeing your collection I really feel like I should! x

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  8. i definitely think 'nevada' suits you! it's such a pretty color too

    xo Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

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  9. Hi Just stopping by to say I love reading your blog so i've nominated you for the Liebster Award :) x

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  10. Love Topshop's packaging for this range, I know it's only packaging but it's so cute!
    I think the nude lip suits you, but not as much as the warmer colours if I am honest =)
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.com

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  11. i also have the nevada lipstick and i hate it on me! :/ it suits you much better. i love topshop nail varnish, my favourite is their metallic silver/purple, and 'gypsy night!' xxx

    http://doodleheartx.blogspot.com

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  12. i think innocent really suits you :) and i love the colors of the nail polishes!

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  13. What a collection, and I have to agree that Topshop's makeup is really good value for money....you mentioned one looking a bit like M.A.C's vegas volt, and I did hear, although I might not be entirely accurate in this, that Topshop's range is produced in the same factory as M.A.C is. Hence why some of the product's packaging looks vaguely similar - imagine them in black, and you'll see what I mean!

    I own the Brighton Rock lipstick and I'm currently wearing it to death! I also have one of their eyeshadows, in a sort of grey/brown shade! They really are great products.

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