I’ve always seen Topshop beauty in the vlogs of UK beauty bloggers. So imagine my excitement when I saw the beauty section of Topshop when I visited Melbourne. It was the start of fashion week so they had 20% promo on all regular items from 5pm – 10pm that day. Yes!
Eyes – Nude Eye Contour in Naked (18 AUD)
It’s Topshop’s version of a MAC paintpot but this is smaller. Paintpot has 0.17 oz and this one only has 0.7 oz. I bought this because I thought it looked very similar to Groundwork. But looking at swatches online, Groundwork is definitely darker and warmer.
Lips – Matte lipsticks in Rio Rio, Boardroom, Temptation (18 AUD)
If you’re looking for a true matte like the ones MAC offer, you’ll be disappointed. These are very creamy and has a little shine upon application. But once it sets, it loses a bit of the shine. I got Rio Rio – a bright orange red, Boardroom – a greyish brown and Temptation – a deep plum shade. I got Temptation for only 5 AUD, maybe it was being phased out? Girl Bye lipliner I got because it looked like MAC’s Vino and I thought it would look great under Boardroom.
First Impression / Dupes
I’ve tried most of them except for lipliner. I like that the lipsticks are not overly matte because it’s comfortable on the lips. I am loving Boardroom since I don’t have anything like this in my collection yet. It reminds me of MAC Stone. Temptation reminds me of Rimmel’s famous 107 lipstick by Kate Moss. Rimmel’s is redder though. Rio Rio looks like Lady Danger to me but I don’t have it so don’t quote me on that. Longevity is 4-5 hours but it leaves a nice stain throughout the day. The nude eye contour is creamier and lighter than a mac paintpot. It lasts 6-7 hours on my lids without primer before looking a bit faded.
I will post lip swatches in a separate post. Hope you enjoyed this haul!