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.
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.
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.
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.
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?