I've always been fond of Topshop Makeup. I reckon part of it is down to their quirky, monochrome packaging (such a design geek) but I've definitely found a few gems since they launched their cosmetics a few years back now - I really do think they hit the nail on the head when it comes to affordable, unique and on-trend makeup. They're constantly updating their range and whenever I'm in town I always pop in to have a little nosey as to what's new. However, as I no longer work in the town centre, I don't get as many chances to pop in for a browse. This is why I was a very very happy bunny to discover that the Topshop Makeup range is now stocked on FeelUnique - as I don't get as many chances to shop in town anymore, it's very handy for me to be able to stock up my beauty bits online! I was lucky enough to get my mitts on some of their new additions just recently and I have to say, I've found a couple of new favourites... Without further ado, I'll give you the low-down on some of the latest Toppyshoppy offerings...
Topshop Beauty | The Concealer Palette | £12.00* | Link
I love concealer palettes like this. I find them very handy to pop into my handbag or to take away with me thanks to the variety of shades all in one place, but I rarely find one that ticks all my boxes - good quality packaging, a creamy consistency with a good bit of staying power and a good mix of shades for different purposes. I've tried my fair share (Soap & Glory, Elf and Makeup Altier Paris to name a few) but Topshop's version has to be my favourite - hands down. The palette contains 3 shades of creamy concealers as well as a handy setting powder and mirror all contained in a nicely designed, slim case. The concealers are all super creamy and provide such good coverage. The middle shade is absolutely perfect for covering dark circles of a morning - the peachy undertone helps to cancel out dull tones and the thick yet smooth consistency means that it stays put on the skin, instantly covering imperfections and blending into the skin with ease. I sometimes find that thicker concealers can be too cakey and slightly drying but Topshop really have got the texture just right. My main concern has always been dark circles and this palette really does blow the others i've tried out of the water in that respect. I think they work best applied with fingers and dabbed onto the skin - the warmth from your fingertips helps to blend out the product and makes for a more seamless application. My only quibble is that I seemed to have hit pan rather quickly - but then again I may have been over-applying at the beginning whist I was getting used to the consistency. Overall though - if you're after a good quality concealer palette which will help camouflage dark circles, discolouration and imperfections then I really do recommend this. I'll definitely be grabbing another one of these!
Topshop Beauty | Cheek Jelly in 'Sibling' | £7.00* | Link
The concept of a cheek jelly really intrigued me as it's something I've never really used before. I do love a cream blush but this product just offers something a little different - it's like a stain but in a more subtle, sheer and blendable form akin to that of a lip stain in a pot. I have the shade 'Sibling', and although it looks rather terrifying in the pot, it's much more wearable when swatched. I've tried this on a couple of occasions now and I'm not sure I'm entirely sold on it just yet. I'm not sure whether or not it's just the shade that doesn't quite work for me but I much prefer a standard cream blush. I've actually started using it as a lip stain just patted on throughout the day for a 'just bitten' look - I can't deny the fact that it's a fun and versatile product but I think i'll take a little more convincing with this one. I can see these being a winner through summer when I want something very lightweight and sheer to wear on hot days so for now I shall reserve judgement...
Topshop Beauty | Lip Polish in 'Gallery' | £8.00* | Link
I absolutely adore this colour. I feel as if I've got to start weening myself off the vampy reds now that spring is coming around the corner, but I refuse to put them down just yet. Especially now that this little beauty has landed in my collection! 'Gallery' is a beautiful deep burgundy shade with a gothic edge. Topshop's lip products have always impressed me anyway but I really have enjoyed their 'lip polish' formula. It has a buildable, slightly glossy finish which provides amazing pigmentation along with a gel-like texture that simply glides onto the lips. It feels so moisturising and smooth to apply. Once swatched, the colour isn't as dark as it appears in the bullet but oh-my-goodness - it's gorgeous! Its like a slightly glossier, less full-on version of my beloved Mac Dark Side lipstick. You do need to use a lip liner with it as the colour can bleed slightly through the day, but once the colour is on it's so long lasting and even if I don't top up through the day, it's still visible after I've finished work. I have to say this has been another winning discovery for me and I really can't wait to stock up on some summery shades.
Overall, a fab selection of products from the Topshop range. I reckon I'll be stocking up on some more bits as soon as pay-day rolls around - I'm dying to try some of their highlighters and a few of their lip crayons so keep your eyes peeled for some more things popping up on my blog very soon! Do leave me your recommendations as I really do seem to have fallen back in love with the brand just recently. You can find a wide range of Topshop Makeup on FeelUnique.com.
What's your favourite product from the Topshop Makeup range? I'd love to hear your thoughts!