It's been five years this month since Topshop took their first steps into the world of beauty with their very own make up line, and I've been continually impressed with the collections, colours and products in general since my very first purchase - which definitely doesn't feel like that long ago! From the blushers that I owned in just about every colour to the nail polishes - always on trend shades that you just can't seem to find anywhere else, there's just something undeniably cool about Topshop make up, and to celebrate the anniversary the now iconic spotty black and white packaging of some of their best loved products has been given a rose gold upgrade.
I've always been inspired by the Topshop beauty campaigns - fresh faced girls with glowing skin that's never overdone, simple eye looks and always a gorgeous lip colour. One particular look that always sticks in my mind from SS13 had all of the above, topped off with the model's freckles shining through, which as a documented freckle lover I really couldn't get enough of!
After starting with a light base mixed with one of Topshop's most versatile products, Glow to some added radiance, I bronzed my skin up with the Matte Bronzer in Mohawke* and added a warm iridescent sheen to my cheeks with the Highlighter in Horizon*. Eyes were a simple sweep of Nude Eyes Cream Shadow in Naked* all over the lid with a flick of Magic Liner, which with a skinny nib and intense black formula has sent it right to the top of my liner loves list, followed by lashings of Doe Eyed Mascara*. Lips were a very Summer appropriate soft orange which I created by tapping in Infrared* with my fingers and blotting away. Not forgetting the all important faux freckles which I sketched on lightly with the two toned Freckle Pencil - probably the best product ever created for giving a realistic spattering of sun kissed beauty spots.
Topshop are also giving away ten sets of the products I used! Just follow me on Twitter and retweet this tweet to be in with the chance of winning!
* Gifted PR Samples