An Ode To Topshop Beauty | Summer Just Got High

Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer. The time of the year where everyone is desperate to master that dewy and fresh faced glow with sun kissed cheek bones, pouty natural lips and tamed brows. I have always been a big fan of Topshop beauty and have collected a couple of bits over the past year and so when I heard the news of their current promotion I couldn't wait to share it with you all.

To celebrate the launch of their new 'High Summer' collection for this week only (July 23rd - July 30th) they are giving every one of their customers a free Topshop mascara when you purchase two or more beauty products over the course of the next week. Now who doesn't love free make-up?! I know I shall definitely be taking advantage of this offer for sure! 

As I mentioned earlier the promotion shall celebrate Toyshop's new High Summer campaign. The campaign represents everything Summer. Sun kissed effortless skin with that beautiful glow we are all lusting over right now. If the ad-campaign is anything to go by then expect natural yet sexy. Effortless yet screams 'I did try' at the same time. The super sexy 'I woke up like this' look is here to stay.  The sultry purple smoky eye is definitely a big beauty trend for the Summer, as seen throughout the S/S '15 catwalks including the likes of Vera Wang and Matthew Williamson. Purple is definitely the eye colour of the season. 

Topshop beauty never fails to disappoint and over the past year I have picked up a few beautiful bits that I am in love with. Beginning with eyeshadows I have two shades. 'Wax and Wane' and 'Shuffle the Cards'. W&W is a beautiful, golden champagne colour with purple and pink undertones. This colour is so unique in my collection and I absolutely love it. STC is also just as stunning. A shimmering gold through and through with a subtle pink undertone. Both of these shades are absolutely to die for and even though they are shimmers I find they have no fall out, are super pigmented and feel super buttery making them easy to apply. The shimmer is also by no means overpowering. 
Whilst we're talking about shimmer, my favourite Topshop product has to be my Glow cream highlighter in 'Polished'. I picked this pot up in the London Oxford Street store last Summer and it's still going strong. This is my go to highlighter on a daily basis so I would completely recommend it initially on the basis of usage. This lasts for so long it's unreal! The formula is so creamy it glides onto the skin beautifully and gives a super healthy and long lasting glow. Perfect for the Summer. Similarly to the eyeshadows this has a lovely, salmon pink undertone; adding to the stunning champagne toned appearance of this highlighter. If you're going to buy anything from Topshop beauty, then I cannot recommend this enough.
The Magic Liner in 'Engraved' is another well loved favourite of mine. I am not the greatest at applying winged liner but this makes the job so easy it is unreal. This dries matte which I think gives a much nicer look, especially for those who are prone to oily eyelids. Furthermore, this product dries quickly but not too quickly where it's too hard to apply. Not at all. This glides beautifully across the lid, giving an effortless, tight and precise wing. If you struggle with winged liner, this thin tip shall sure help you find your way as it did for me!
Moving onto lips. I have two lipsticks and a lip bullet. 'Petal' is a pretty, candy toned pink which is perfect for everyday wear. Whereas 'Rio Rio' which I recently picked up from the 5 year anniversary collection; is a beautiful rich red colour with a stunning orange undertone making it also great for everyday wear. I speak about Rio Rio in my ode to the red lip, which you can check out in more detail here. The formula of these lipsticks is super creamy and moisturising, perfect for someone like me who is prone to dry lips. The lip bullet however is more on the drier side but it looks great with a clear lipgloss or lip balm underneath. 'Wine Gum' is the most stunning purple shade with a lovely burgundy undertone. This is my go to A/W lip shade and makes a great dupe for MAC Diva. The only negative thing I have to say about this is it is pretty messy, so be careful when applying and I'd definitely recommend using a lip liner first; for a more neater finish. The packaging does get super messy but unfortunately it cannot be helped.
Lastly, I have two brushes from the beauty range which I absolutely adore. The Powder Brush is super soft and is amazing for blending out bronzer and highlighter across my face and of course  applying my setting powder too! The Stippling Brush is great for applying my foundation across my face, leaving me with a nice and even finish. Once again, super soft and no fall out either! I also adore the packaging of these, although simple I find them super cute and I love the coloured tips! You can check out a more in depth review here where I discuss my top beauty tools on a budget!

So I think it's safe to say that Topshop beauty is definitely killing it right now and I think their stuff is super under rated. The price and quality is some of the best stuff out there in my opinion! Definitely a lot of great dupes for some much more expensive products on the market! You can shop all things Topshop beauty here and don't forget to pop into store and receive your free mascara. I know I will be!

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  1. I always think Top Shop makeup looks cute! xx

    Jasmine ||

  2. Love the post the packaging on their make up looks adorable! Them lipstick shades look amaze! Great post x

    Claire |

  3. Thanks Claire! They certainly are stunning x

  4. I really need to get my hands on some more Topshop makeup! I've only tried the lipsticks and nail varnishes but want to give the highlighter and cream blush a go next!

    Jasmine |

  5. The Glow Pots are just fab! And I absolutely love the London store, definitely need to go back there eventually it's amazing!! xx

  6. I really need to pick up a cream blush too, I've heard such good things about them and if their other products are anything to go by then I'm not surprised! x


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