Everything looks different in real life than online. Topshop makeup also fell in that category. To my surprise all lipstick packaging was made from metal. Powders looks compact and eye shadows super pigmented. I could not resists but make a few nail polish and makeup purchases.
For highlighting my cheeks I went for Topshop Glow (only one color available). This creamy consistency is a mix of iridescent golden and pink particles merged into one. Instantly brightens the cheek aria and gives ever so natural glow. In the past there were a few creamy highlighters that I used and was not happy about. This product is different because of the natural finish and pink tones that blend easily with skin tones. I use it as a highlighter just above the apple on my cheeks. I achieved best and most natural results when blending it in with my finger. The product is very pigmented so you will need tiniest amount.
The wide color selection of lip products did not stop me from purchasing Topshop lipstick in Pillow Talk. It just seemed the perfect every day pink. Consistency is creamy but very forgiving on dry lips. It is pigmented and with more of a glossy finish. Pillow talk is a pink color that has more ash tones to it. It is definitely brighter and more vivid than in looks in the bullet.Pillow Talk is also a perfect summery lip color.
For nails there were two interesting propositions – Topshop Incandescent in Pink and Matte top coat. One was a hit other one more of a miss. I was on the lookout of a metallic pink nail polish and this Topshop version is exactly what I envisioned. The brush is standard but still easy to use. The color glides easily and does not leave too many streaks, depending on how skilled you are. The formula is very opaque and you can even get away with one coat. On the nails it lasts a good amount of time. Topshop’s Matte Top Coat was somehow disappointing. It leaves sheer white cast over your base color. I tried to layer it over some shimmery and non-shimmery nail colors but there was not much of a difference. The base nail color looked muddy and not very nice. I really tried to make it work but the finish of this matte nail polish is disappointing.