February 25, 2011

topshop sandstorm collection

I was lucky enough to get a few pieces from the new Topshop 'Sandstorm' collection sent to me the other day which I was super happy about. I've tried quite a lot from the Topshop make up range now and I really can't fault anything that I've tried so far. I love the cute and simple packaging that everything comes in and I'm always surprised at how everything is such good quality when it's all so affordable. On to the collection..


I love all of the colours and shades in the collection, I can imagine that with a pop of neon colour all of these colours will be very on trend for spring/summer this year. The packaging is great for this collection too and very different to most of their other make up, everything down to the bright gold/bronze detailing is well thought out.

Eyeshadow Mousse in Tundra


This is quite similar to an eyeshadow cream by Topshop that I reviewed a few weeks ago, but it has gold glitter instead of emerald, and is a mousse consistency. The colour pay off is absolutely excellent and when the light catches it the colour lights up and shines gold. In the shade it just looks like a gorgeous smoky green colour, perfect for just sweeping over your eyelid for a quick application. I also found that it didn't crease and had really good staying power.
Price: £8.00

Creme Lipcolour in Tawny


The lipcolour is one of my favourites out of the collection, down to the fact it has excellent colour pay off and despite that packaging is completely different to a gloss. I haven't ever tried a lip product before that has the same pigmentation of a lipstick and the creaminess of a gloss but with the feeling of a lip stain. I can't really explain but the way it applies on my lips I'd swap a lipstick for that kind of formula any day. I'd highly recommend that you buy one to try it out and I'm going to buy myself the pink version soon. 
Price: £7.50

Crayon in Equinox


My ultimate favourite out of the collection has to be this gorgeous eye crayon. The colour is basically exactly the same as the tube that it comes in, a beautiful metallic bronze/gold colour, absolutely perfect for summer. The pigmentation is equally impressive and after having a swatch on my arm all day it hasn't budged even slightly, an all round winner.
Price: £8.50

Semi Permanent Liner in Infinite


And last but not least on to the eye liner. Semi permanent are definitely the key words here with the lasting power of the liner being it's biggest selling point. I've had a swatch of it on all day now and I can definitely vouch for the fact that it still looked perfect all day, and when I had to really try super hard to scrub it off. The shade is pretty much a bluebottle/gunmetal smoky blue with a tiny amount of silver glitter running through, it definitely makes a great change to boring black eye liner that I usually wear. It is a little tricky to apply but with a fairly steady hand it shouldn't be too much of a problem. I'm looking forward to wearing it on my upper lash line and pairing it with baby pink lips.
Price: £8.00


So that's an all round resounding thumbs up for this collection, I love the whole concept behind it and all of the beautiful shades involved. If you are having a browse in Topshop soon then definitely have a play around with a few of the colours. Have you tried Topshop make up?

24 comments:

  1. I love the packaging of Topshop make up, but I admit I haven't bought anything from the range yet.

    I'm liking the look of the new blush/bronzer combo that hasn't been released yet!

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  2. I love Topshop make-up, I'm always recommending it! 'Tawny' looks a lovely wearable colour and any eyeliner which is sold as 'semi-permanent' gets my instant interest.

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  3. Great swatches, I'm always suprised by the quality of Topshop makeup.

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  4. The Equinox crayon looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. The eye crayon packaging is amazing!! Looks very YSL!

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  6. I really want to try the semi-permanant eyeliner x

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  7. I have the Equinox crayon and the Ablaze gloss and I absolutely love it, I review the products on my blog.
    I love topshop makeup, such good quality. x
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  8. Love love love Equinox, must get my hands on that ASAP!

    Sarah x

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  9. The eye crayon looks like my perfect eye shadow shade. I've never tried Topshop make-up but I really need to! x

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  10. I bought both the lip cremes yesterday, so lovely! The pink one is really cute, you're going to love it :) I really want to try the lipgloss sticks too! x

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  11. I love the swatches, they're done so neatly :) The Equinox color is SO pretty.

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  12. I've always wanted to try Topshop makeup and this collection looks even more amazing than the stuff they already have out! Your swatches are super helpful, by the way :)x

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  13. Like you I'm always surprised by the quality of the Topshop make- up range. Unfortunately in my local Topshop there wasn't much of a selection but I did try the pink and gold nail polish duo- and my! the gold is amazing, it is just soooo shimmery!
    xxx

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  14. I really must try that lip colour!

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  15. i think im going to have to try that creme lipcolour, the application sounds amazing! as does the liner but i dont want to have to scrub my eyes to remove it haha xx

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  16. I have never tried any Topshop make up but I love the way you described the lipgloss/lipstick thing. I'll definitely be taking a look at these! Thanks :) x

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  17. I'm definitely after Tawny & Tundra... such gorgeous colours! I've never really properly researched Topshop Makeup so thanks for this post :)
    Next paycheck isn't going to last very long now though.


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  18. It all looks very pretty and I like the idea of eyeshadow mousse, much nicer than normal shadows.

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  19. I want all!!! hahaha beautifoul the mouse for the eyes. hugs from Colombia

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  20. I lovee the lipcolor. Great post! I like your blog =)

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  21. i was eyeing these up the other day on the website.. i think i'll have to buy that liner soon! xx

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  22. I wish we had topshop in Canada :( they have such great stuff!

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