The next product I purchased was the cream blush in the colour “Flush”. I am a relatively new girl to experimenting with blusher. When I worked at The Body Shop I always wore their “Baked Blush 01” as it blended into a gold shimmer. However this was more of an accidental find as we were allowed to use the make-up stand to try different colours on ourselves so we could tell customers our true opinion. Once I stopped working there, I never really bothered with blush again. Until I discovered the Beauty YouTubers and they made me realised what I was missing out on. I purchased the “Sleek Rose Gold” blush last week due to its rave reviews, and this Topshop colour is now only the third in my collection.
Due to my lack of experience in the blush department, I will admit I panicked when i first opened the packaging. It seemed a lot brighter than what had been advertised online and images of bright pink clown cheeks appeared in my mind. I also have never used a cream blush before, always preferring a powder finish due to my very dry skin. I don’t really need anything else that could become “caked” on top of my moisturiser, primer and foundation.
With my next product I also took a risk, as I have never purchased eye shadow online. I much prefer to try the testers in store to test the pigment, build up and general feel of the product. However because I had heard such good things about the range and this product had an online five-star customer rating I followed through.
I just want to add at this stage just how much I love the Topshop packaging. The design is so feminine and exciting to open up. The little dots on top of the polishes and palettes add up to the smallest details but make a real difference. Everyone I know comments on it.
I had two eye shadow palettes to choose from on the John Lewis website, one which created a more smokey eye look with darker blues and greys, and this one called “Orion.” I have a number of smokey eye palettes and am trying to experiment with deeper colours in the winter as I have never been very confident with darker eye shadow. For this reason the two lighter colours in this were perfect for me and the gorgeous red/burgundy colour allowed me to add the deeper side with a blending brush if I wished. Something that has been recommended to me due to my blue eyes and brown hair.
I adore these shades and the pigment and build up of them were perfect. I have yet to wear them for a long time during the day to test their staying-power, however I plan on uploading a “Topshop make-up Look” with them once I have had a bit more of a play. But so far I am very impressed.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Miss B xxx