Topshop's diversification into make up has been around for a while now but I was never totally convinced. I love their clothes but figured the transition into make up would always be a let down as I perceived it to be more of a side project. I expected the formulation and packaging of products to be cheap looking and over priced....but how wrong I was!! Since testing out various products from their make up range I have fallen in love with it, particularly with their lipsticks. Although it not may be the cheapest in price, it is certainly priced fairly in line with the quality of the products on offer.
I now own 5 lipsticks from Topshop: Nevada, Idol, Brighton Rock, Infrared and Legend, the latter from their newly released collection with Louise Grey. They all have the same velvet matte finish (bar Legend) but still manage to be moisturising and deliver great colour pay off - the colour you see in the tube is really what you get on your lips which is a massive plus for me as lipsticks can sometimes lack on this front. The colours of these lipsticks are in no way sheer and therefore even one coat of them delivers a lovely pop of colour. The fact I'm really into bright lips at the moment means I'm wearing these all the time. Even if you're not a fan of matte finishes, they are worth it just for the colour and you can just add a bit of balm/gloss over the top. I also find their wear time to be quite long which was again surprising for me but obviously a plus point. They all have the same stylish packaging and design which is sleek and lightweight, although the only con is that the white marks easily and you can't seem to get it off. The lipsticks also have a sweet smell to them, but this is quite light and doesn't transfer to the lips. The shade range of the lipsticks can sometimes be very similar, so it is best if you are interested in trying them to go instore and have a swatch yourself.
Infrared: This is the first shade I picked up after seeing Zoe from Zoella rave about it so much. I had been wanting to get into orange lipstick for a while and this shade was the perfect one to start with. The colour is a true deep orange and I just really love it! It is a really bold colour, like I said before even with just one coat but its staying power is great and I find these lipsticks also leave a nice stain so don't wear off patchy. As it isn't bright neon orange I think it is a very wearable shade for both evening and in the day - I've been wearing this in the day with a neutral eye and find it is great at adding something a bit different to your look.
Nevada: This is a very pale, milky nude which may not suit all skin tones. I have quite pigmented lips but only one coat is enough to create a 'your lips but better' look. I like to smudge it with my finger into my lips as unlike the brighter colours, I find it looks better with less precision and just a natural wash of colour. When wearing heavier eye makeup this is a good choice to balance out the rest of my make up. I'm steadily building up my nude collection and this is one of my favourites as for my skintone I find it relatively easy to wear.
Idol: Pink lipsticks are definitely my favourite colour to wear and I have quite a few varying shades (which Matt never understands!) but this one has fast become one of my favourites. It is a perfect Barbie pink and just so so pretty! I like to build up the colour so it really pops. Again this would be perfect for in the day or the evening. I love it!
That's it for my collection and I am keen for more...! What do you think of these colours? Have you tried any Topshop lipstick? xxx
P.S. I'm trying to branch out and do some different style posts rather than just reviews, what do you think? If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see, then leave me a comment/tweet me and let me know!