Topshop makeup swatches!

After drooling over loads of beauty blogger’s swatches of the new Topshop Limited Edition ‘Sandstorm’ range, I decided I definitely deserved a treat and popped into my local Topshop to have a look at the products!  I accidentally picked up a few extra products that I didn’t intend on purchasing; but I fell in love with them and couldn’t handle the thought of them not being mine.  (I know my Mum is reading this, so before you tut tut at me for buying more makeup, I deserve it and gave up the MAC Wonderwoman collection for these beauties, okay!)


From the LE Sandstorm collection

Gloss Stick in Ablaze


This is the one thing that I knew I had to get.  I adore all pink peach lipsticks so this is just perfect for me.  Unfortunately, in the flesh it isn’t as striking, I thought it’d be a lot lighter, but its gorgeous none the less and really wearable.  I’d describe it more as a sheer lip colour, which feels silky and moisturizing on the lips.  £8

Long-Lasting Metallic Colour in Eqiunox


After seeing swatches of this on Jess’s blog, I knew I had to check it out and this has to be the favourite thing I picked up.  Oh my god it looks so beautiful on the skin its unreal, and the colour is the most perfect universal gold/bronze that I swear any skin colour could pull off.  I highly recommend this and I wish it wasn’t limited edition.  Please make it permanent Topshop! I love the shiny gold packaging on both of the products above – very luxurious and glam, also wish the main range looked the same!  £8.50

Permanent collection

Sunbeam Highlighter


I had never noticed this on the stand before but it instantly caught my eye.  This powder highlighter is massive, you get 6.5g of product which is loads!!!  I adore gold highlighters so I couldn’t not purchase it.  I’ve been wearing a sweep of this on my cheeks and I’ve also been using it as an eyeshadow base (quite similar to MAC’s Nylon).  Such a bargain at £9 as well.  One thing that I would have loved in this product is a mirror – the lid is big enough to hold one and it’d make it easier to use on the go, but apart from the I’m very excited to find new ways of using this.

Felt tip Eye Liner


Soooo not impressed with this liner.  I was expecting great results after swatching this on my hand in store – it was stunning, dark and wouldn’t budge, but maybe I got a faulty one or something because it runs out after lining one eye – so lame and disappointing.  I’m going to take it back tomorrow and ask if its normal or if I’m doing something wrong because I don’t see how the tester in store was fab and how this is just not drawing lines properly, you can see how bad it looks in the swatches below.  £6.50


What I think – Apart from the liner, I am overly impressed with the LE range and Topshop makeup in general.  The quality of products are fab, the packaging is kinda cute and the price is quite affordable.  You can see my other reviews and swatches on the cream blushes here and the lip polishes here.  Massive thumbs up from me.

Who else loves the new LE collection?  Has anyone else had problems with the Liner?




  1. March 7, 2011 / 11:29 pm

    I got everything in this post except the liner. I love them all, such easy to wear products. The gloss is amazing, doesn't dry out your lips and I have never experienced a highlighter as nice as sunbeam!
    My mum reads my blog too, so i'm a bit like ughhh now she'll know what i spend my money on!! too haha xo.

  2. March 7, 2011 / 11:32 pm

    Kay – Haha Mum's are so nosey, she's always rolling her eyes when she see's me buying makeup so I try to hide it but she'll find it on here instead, haha!
    We have great taste to have bought the same bits, huh :)! <3 XXX

  3. March 7, 2011 / 11:53 pm

    Wow, love the look of the gloss stick! Lovely swatches. 🙂

  4. March 8, 2011 / 12:26 am

    That's a shame about the liner, though in my experience this has always happened with felt liners. The lip ones I get always end up being great and the eye liners are crap!

    The highlighter looks gorgeous and I've been looking for a new gold highlighter so I may have to grab me one of those!

  5. March 8, 2011 / 10:07 am

    the lip colour looks gorgeous!

    have you tried storing the eyeliner tip down?this usually keeps my felt tip liners working

  6. March 8, 2011 / 10:43 am

    Equinox looks stunning! I'm sure I'd only end up using is as a base though, which seems a waste of a pretty colour.

  7. March 8, 2011 / 2:58 pm

    Wow Ive seen quite a few posts on the new topshop range, they look so good im going to have to invest xx :o)

  8. March 8, 2011 / 5:30 pm

    You bet I'm reading this! I'll let you off if I can try them out! xxxx

  9. March 8, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    This makeup range looks really high quality 🙂 x

  10. March 12, 2011 / 4:31 am

    You're very lucky to have access to Topshop's makeup range, these look beautiful (as does the majority of the Sandstorm collection in my eyes) and I'd love to own a few products!!!
    From my miniscule experience with Topshop makeup I can only say that I'm very impressed with the quality!!!


  11. March 14, 2011 / 6:11 pm

    Amazing! Too bad I don't have access to Topshop right now. I want to buy the Nylon eyeshadow to use as a base for brown smokey eyes/highlighter, but that Sunbeam highlighter looks stunning too. Do you think I should get both or only the Sunbeam as it's cheaper and you get much more product?
    I used to have a "crayon" from Maybelline similar to Equinox! I'm pretty sure it's discontinued though…

  12. March 15, 2011 / 10:39 pm

    hey katie!loving your blog & especially the topshop stuff!just started working there & wanted to get some makeup so now i know what to look out for 😀 xx

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