I got a couple of emails asking me if I knew anything about the Topshop Makeup that’s apparently available here at Topshop KLCC. I haven’t had the time to run down to take a look, but I have seen the Topshop Makeup line during my last trip to London so I do have some views on it.
To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t impressed with most of what I saw. The eyeshadows were chalky and sheer, lipsticks were dry and to sum it in a word, it was ho-hum. Ok maybe that’s 2 words? 😉
But all that said, I did pick up 2 items – the Topshop cream blush, because when I read the reviews on the line when it was first launched, the cream blushes were raved about. Also, I am a blush fiend so naturally I gravitated towards the blushes 😀
Another impression of the Topshop Makeup line was that it was grubby 😛 In the Topshop stores in London, the makeup was all willy nilly, and the testers looked like people were digging into them with a spatula and not cleaning up after themselves after that. It was not a pleasant experience. I hope the counters here are cleaner in that regard.
All that said, I liked the packaging. It was clean and sleek without all that brittle plastic you see cheap makeup come in, because the Topshop Makeup line is pretty affordable 🙂
I might update if I stroll down to KLCC some day and pop into Topshop but until then, here’s my review on the Topshop Makeup cream blush in Flush and Neon Rose.
If I’m not mistaken, I paid £6 each for these 2 cream blushes. Cream blushes aren’t really my thing but for some reason, and due to the online raves I’d read, I thought it was worth a try. I’m happy to tell you the raves are not misplaced 🙂
Here’s the main thing I like about the Topshop cream blushes. They are not too oily nor creamy. In our tropical heat, they do not melt nor does it “sweat”. Can I hear a yay!
It, in fact, feels a bit dry to the touch, but I like that because that means that it does not slip and slide all over the place on my skin. The 2 colours I picked are the deeper shades. The reason I picked these is because these cream blushes go on very much sheerer than they really look. They look really scary in the pan, but on the skin, it sheers out to a lovely flush.
I use my fingers to apply these blushes. I use the pads of my 3rd and 4th fingers to swipe the blush, and then pat it on my cheeks, blending as I go. It blends easily and sheers out quite a lot so you do have to layer to get a pretty flush. I think I patted on at least 3 layers in the picture and its still so light! The light pinks barely showed up on my skin but if you are very very fair, it might. Here is my vain attempt at describing the colours I own.
- Flush – Pink peach
- Neon Rose – Peachy rose pink
On my normal-dry skin it stays on for the most part of the day. When I run around outside or sweat then it does slide off more quickly but if you use it and are office bound, you get decent staying power. If you’d like it to stay on more, dab on some powder blush over it.
I like that the warm pinks I’ve chosen are easy to use and are generally a good shade for me so I have made this blush a staple in my travel makeup kit. Its so easy when you can travel without having to carry a blush brush! Just tap, blend and go. I like that 🙂
Pros: Not oily or too creamy, Does not melt in our tropical heat, Easy to blend, Sheer colours, Sleek packaging
Cons: Staying power might vary, light colours are too sheer to show up on skin
Here’s the ubiquitious look at the ingredient list of the cream blushes and a picture to show you that the white packaging does get grubby very quickly.
So if you are going to check out the Topshop Makeup line, do give the cream blushes a look. I think they are great for the price, and perfect for novices because it isn’t all slippery and slidy and ick 🙂 Let me know how you like it k?
Topshop cream blushes retail at £6 each. You can view them on topshop.com and if rumours are right, you can purchase them at Topshop stores in KLCC and possibly other outlets too. Cream blush is RM33.