Monday, 10 May 2010

Topshop Make-up!

When I first saw pictures of the new Topshop make-up range, I wasn’t at all interested, I was convinced that it would be ugly, cheap looking and badly made, but I was wrong!  The more I heard about it, the more I wanted to check it out for myself and I got the chance last weekend.

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I bought two things which stood out to me, with a gift card which I got for my birthday last year. 

Cream blush in Flush and Neon Rose - £6 each

I loveeeee these SO much! The formula is so different but it works well, its creamy but as soon as it touches the skin, it sets like a powder, so it feels silky smooth.  This also means that you have to work quite quickly to blend it in your cheeks, otherwise you will look like you have sunburn, haha. 

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Flush is a gorgeous bright barbie pink which gives a lovely light pink flush when applied to the apples of cheeks. 

Neon Pink is more orange based, meaning its a tad more red and orange, which is very in this Spring/Summer.  Its easy to go overboard with this shade so build it up slowly, bit by bit, to avoid looking like a lobster.

I also love that you can wear these shades on your lips, which I will definitley be doing.  They will need a tad of gloss or balm underneath them whilst on the lips, as they are quite drying because of the powder effect, but the colours are so worth it!

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On the pictures below, I have used each blush on the lips AND cheeks, just so you can see what they look like on!

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Please excuse the freckles!! These cream blushes don’t budge either; I had a bath just after I swatched these and they are still on my hand now! Which means you won’t have to apply through out the day.  I also really like how the compacts have mirrors in, not many product do these days.  It makes it handy to quickly apply when out and about!

So there you have it! I will really treasure these as I don’t have any other cream blushers apart from a discontinued TBS one, so I’ll be using them a lot!  I am now also lusting after a few of the lip polishes – the orange one and pink one, and the matt nail varnish top coat! Oh, and the kohls aha!

What do you guys think? A bit too much, or perfect for summer?  Do you think my picture swatches are clear? Will you be buying these?! XX

17 comments:

  1. Oh they both look gorgeous! I was on the fence about them, but now I definitely do want these xx

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  2. Wow they're fab! The neon pink looks gorgeous on you in the last pic!
    Will have to invest!
    xx

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  3. these look really pretty on you
    i just ordered Flush and can't wait for it to arrive :)
    xx

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  4. Heyy,
    thanks for the reply :) v helpful.

    Great review! i def want to get one of these look so pretty x

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  5. I just bought those two today! love them =) the cream/powder texture is weird but still fab! xx

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  6. Really really really lovely!
    Also, really love your new header picture! You look so gorgeous. Is that natural hair color, or do you color it? It's gorgeous!!!

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  7. I love neon pink on your lips, it looks gorgeous!!

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  8. I love the look of them on your lips, such a great idea!
    http://lovelaughlauren.blogspot.com/

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  9. they are soo pretty and natural on you! gorgeous. i will have to check if the Topshop near me in the US has the makeup yet =)

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  10. I totally thought the same as you, that would it be a bit naf on the quality side, then went in and had a play around and was pleasantly surprised, I fell in love with the cream blusher in pinch and now I want flush too!

    great swatches and the love the look on the lips,

    Bx

    beautyh2t.blogspot.com

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  11. ah thanks for checking those out kate, ive been curious about the topshop makeup! thats a great idea using them on your lips and checks! are you going to buy in anything else of theirs?

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  12. Princesa Livia - I really recommend them! I wore them today and I can't get enough!

    Fem - Defo get it and show me it on!

    Abbie and Brian - Let me know what you think of it when it arrives! :D

    Sarbeauty - S'all right! If you have any more questions just let me know! <3

    Peachy Keen - It does feel odd huh! But in a nice silky way. Glad you like them :D

    Cara - Thank you so much!! Made my day! I bleach my roots once a month, so no its unfortunatly not real! But I don't wear extensions, so its all my real hair! XX

    Emma & Lauren - Thank you girlies! Try them out!

    Makeup Majesty - Oh I hope they bring them out in the US for you guys! If its a big success here then I'm sure they will! Let me know if they are already stocking them there!XX

    Beauty H2T - :) Glad I wasn't the only one that thought that! Flush is so easy to wear I think, I'll have a look at pinch when I next go in there!

    Stella! Glad you like them babycakes!I think I'm gonna pick up a few lip polishes, the matt it varnish and possibly a kohl liner? Have you got anything yet? Tell me when I next see you!! <3 X

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  13. they look so pretty on you!
    love your looks, your skin look flawless!

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  14. I love the color flush it looks pretty and natural on you :] <3!

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  15. I have the neon pink blush, I bought it after reading your review...I normally use Benefit posy tint but it ran out so I bought the Topshop one instead...I really like it! I also bought one of their highlighters (I normally use High Beam by Benefit but that also ran out) which is also good. Oh I also got a limited edition gold eye crayon which goes on really nicely and is actually pretty easy to use!
    I normally only have 4 items of makeup that I use, all benefit, 'Boing' 'High Beam' & 'Posy Tint'. Oh and a Loreal mascara...thanks Katie for helping me branch out. Topshop make up is really good and great value! It is so cheap! Much cheaper than Benefit!!
    Oh one more thing, the 'under and over' nail varnish isn't that great it seems to come off, dent, chip and feels a bit cheap in quality xxx

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  16. I've just spent ages reading through your blog, I love it! ♥

    The blushes both look amazing on you. I got neon rose and really like it.

    xoxo

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  17. Cool collection. Thanks for sharing them online through your blog.
    Salon

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