Topshop is with a doubt one of my favourite clothes stores, which I always pop into whenever I get the chance, so I do wonder why it's taken over a year for me to buy some of their cosmetics. But, I just never thought their makeup would be any good to be honest. How wrong I was.
Now, by no means do I prefer Topshop makeup to the likes of Mac or Benefit, but I think the products I've bought are excellent value for money and would definitely recommend them.
So, my first purchase was the Eye Crayon in Lazy Days, which is a pinkish colour with gold sparkles running through it. It's not available on the website anymore, however the Crayon in Stardust is relatively similar.
The photo really doesn't do the Eye Crayon any justice, as it adds such a lovely simple bit of gold sparkle to your eye. They retail at £5 each, which is a very good price, and I definitely want to buy more in some of the other lovely colours. The only downside, which may only apply to this one, or may only bother me, is that there is a really strange smell lurking at the tip of the pencil.
I bought this eyeshadow duo a long time ago when it was on sale for just a pound (I just couldn't resist!) I'm glad I bought it because even though I only really use the pink half, it gave me a good idea of just how pigmented Topshop eye shadows are.
As you can see, they are really quite pigmented, and bare in mind these colours aren't that bright at all, in fact there more on the pale side. The texture of these colours is a bit thin for my liking, you have to build up colour if you want an intense, vibrant colour. I'm very curious to try more of the Topshop eye shadows, to see if they have a different, hopefully thicker texture than this one.The next product I bought is the Topshop Glaze in the colour Laid Back, which is a coral/pink colour. I really like it and think it would suit most skin tones. It adds a really nice layer of shine and hint of colour, for £6 it's a real bargain I think and I would definitely recommend trying it.
The final product is a cream blush in Neon Rose, and although I don't use it very much (as it doesn't suit my skin tone too well and I find it a bit tricky to blend in well) but I do really like the colour. Even though I tend not to use the blush I use it as a compact mirror, as I love the simple spotty design.I really like the Topshop makeup, partly because I love the design of their products (I have an obsession with spots!), but I think the quality is pretty good for the price and it's really handy being able to pick up a lip gloss or eyeshadow I've been needing, while out clothes shopping.
Be sure to let me know what you think of Topshop makeup and if you have any recommendations!