Sunday, 25 September 2011

Topshop, Topman and Topshop MAKEUP (haul + swatches)

Topshop Makeup Collection. Source: Topshop
Topshop is a British fashion retailer which houses in season fashion and accessories for both women and men (Topman). 

With stores open in over 20 countries, Topshop will officially open boutiques on:
Chapel St in Melbourne and 
the iconic Gowings Building (corner George St and Market St) in Sydney
in December 2011!

Together with the exciting news of Topshop's arrival to Australia, the brand new addition to London's Topshop fashion collection is  
Topshop MAKEUP

 Topshop MAKEUP was established in London last year and I only hope they will also join along very soon with Topshop boutiques in Australia. I think Topshop MAKEUP is a fabulous addition to this popular brand!

Topshop MAKEUP looks at vibrant and highly pigmented makeup with a collection of face, lip, eye and cheek products with simple, fun and quirky packaging. The price range is affordable, so you won't need to break your piggy bank!

Topshop Makeup- 'Beauty essentials that you'll wear everyday. Get set to indulge in your inner beauty queen. Each piece in the range has been created in amazing formulations and produced to the highest specifications. Choose your perfect skin tint, skin glow, blush and bronzer and build you look with glosses, liners, mascara and shadow You'll never leave home without them again!'

I managed to get my hands on some fabulous Topshop MAKEUP products from the Topshop website and here they are...

The Core Collection 
This collection includes a variety of face, eye, lip and cheek products.

Blushes in Head Over Heels (left) and Pinch (right)
Blush swatches in Pinch (left) and Head Over Heels (right)
I love these creme based blushes as they give a natural flush of coral or pink to the cheeks and they also double up as a lip colour. The formula is extremely lightweight and very creamy! The compact has an inbuilt mirror and the size is slightly smaller than MAC blush compacts. The polka dot pattern at the top of the compact is very cute!

Lip Stick in Thrilled
Looking at the pencil-like feature of this 'lip stick' I thought this looked similar to those funky Clinique Chubby Sticks that I reviewed here. The shade Thrilled is a gorgeous bright pink coral shade which brightens up my lips and leaves a soft 'glow' finsh. The texture of this lip stick looks and feels like a cross between a lip balm and lipstick.  

Eyeshadow Crayon Pencils in Lazy Days (top) and Midnight (bottom)

Lazy days is a gorgeous soft pastel pink shade with gold glitter chunks and Midnight is a beautiful intense navy shade with silver glitter chunks. These eye crayons glide on smoothly despite those gorgeous chunky glitters in them.

Lip Polish in Rhubarb

Love the cute little in-built mirror!
This cute little round pot of lip gloss looks so cute with the signature Topshop Makeup polka dot pattern on the side. To my surprise this little Polish has an inbuilt mirror which I find very convenient! The gloss is a gorgeous sparkly red shade which enhances my lip colour and looks great over lipstick. The shade you see in the pot is exactly the same intensity when applied to the lips.

The Heavy Duty Collection 
The name speaks for itself really! The Autumn/Winter 2010 Heavy Duty collection includes a variety of chrome/metallic nail polish, crimson lacquer for stained lips and bold, classy and smudged eyeshadows.

Duo Eyeshadow in Greyscale (Silver and Gold)

Duo Eyeshadow in Thunder (Peacock and Gunmetal)
Eyeshadow in Thunder, applied wet (left) and dry (right)

Eyeshadow in Greyscale, applied wet (left) and dry (right)
These duo eyeshadow comapcts are encased in a sturdy metal compact with a huge mirror inside! You can get high impact colour when applied using a wet brush. I like the idea of the little bridge over the applicator, so it won't scratch the mirror if you happen to throw it in your handbag. The shades from both sets are complimentary and are absolutely great to wear on a night out!

Sandstorm Limited Edition Makeup Collection 
This Spring/Summer 2011 Sandstorm Collection includes a variety of bronze/gold packaged eye crayons, eye shadows, semi permanent liners and soft subtle pink/bronze blush duo. Check out the range here.

Zephyr (top) and Equinox (bottom)
These eyeshadow crayons in Zephyr (gunmetal) and Equinox (rose gold) from the Sandstorm collection are stunning shades! These apply on  smoothly and gives my eyes such high impact colour. I'm amazed about the quality and the gorgeous shimmer it leaves behind. 

To conclude this post, here are a few swatches of some of the products mentioned.

L-R: Eyeshadow in Zephyr (gunmetal) and Equinox (rose gold), eyeshadow crayon pencil in Midnight (navy blue with silver glitter) and Lazy Days (soft pink with gold glitter), Lip Stick in Thrilled (bright pink coral).
 For more details on Topshop and Topshop MAKEUP click here.

Have you tried Topshop MAKEUP before? What do you think of their range?
Are you excited about the opening of Topshop in Australia?



  1. I've been wanting to get my hands on some Top Shop makeup for ages. The 'Head Over Heels' blush~ It's so pretty~~~

  2. The range is gorgeous! I've actually just started a Topshop MAKEUP Giveaway here: