Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Topshop Makeup Review #2 Lipstick

TopShop lipstick in Mink, £8.

I had been thinking about purchasing a new lipstick for a couple of weeks. I wanted my new lipstick to be sophisticated, but also bold. I wear red a lot,and wanted something a bit different.

Initially I went into TopShop to buy the 'Rumour Has It' lipstick from the Autumn collection 'Smoke and Mirrors' that I reviewed here. I really loved the idea and the branding of the collection, and felt 'Rumour Has It' would be the lipstick to fulfil my search, plus I preferred the packaging of this in comparison to the white with sketchy polkadots and stripes of the core collection.
Annoyingly, it had sold out. A week later I returned, it still wasn't there (sad face). I had to reconsider my options...

I bought from the core collection. 'Mink' was pound cheaper than 'Rumour Has It' and seemed like a similar colour match.

Top; With Flash. Bottom; Without.
The texture is so easy to apply, a lip balm underneath is a definate must to avoid cracks (it can be quite dry) and reapplication is necessary, but only every few hours. The colour is what I determine as a dusty pink but with peach/brown/lilac undertones. I find it is really wearable, it applies neither completely matte nor too shiny, a perfect inbetween and doesn't leak or smudge easily.

If it is worn with brown shades on the eyelid, or dramatically dark eyes it looks gothic (same goes if paired with a neutral, brown toned blush). It can also look really 90's- I'm not saying this is a bad thing, I'm the 1990's biggest fan (I'm sure there's a post coming up on how much I love the 90's..)

For a more modern, contemporary look wear this lipstick with whites, creams, peaches and other nude colours on the eyelid (bright eyes!). Pink blush also compliments this look well, so do sparkly/highighted cheekbones :-)

My cupids bow is indeed non existent

I'd recommend this lipstick because it is affordable, pretty 'on trend', autumnal, wearable, subtle yet different.

Do you use TopShop lipsticks? What shades are your favourite at the moment?


  1. I haven't tried any of them yet. But I really want 'Brighton Rock' :) But they're a bit more expensive here in Sweden but I'm not sure if it's worth it! Have a nice evening!

  2. thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and for taking the time to read! i've been wanting to try the topshop make up for a while now but am always slightly sceptical about buying make-up from anywhere that isn't boots or somewhere similar! think i need to branch out more! this colour looks gorgeous against your skin tone x

  3. This is really pretty! I am yet to try a topshop lipstick but i have heard good things about them :) xx

  4. thank you very much <3
    i got the mineralize skinfinish in porcelain pink..i dont know yet whether i should keep it or not :/


    love the lipstick but unfortunately we dont have topshop in germany yet.


  5. sehr schön natürliche farbe ♥
    Lieben Gruß

  6. I'm actually totally into topshops cosmetic products. :)
    I recommend the eyeliners and the highlighter. Those are my favs. :) xxxxx

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