Thursday, 20 October 2011

Topshop Make Up Smoke & Mirrors Collection: Rumour Has It Lipstick & Pillow Talk Lipstick.

Ever since the limited edition A/W Smoke & Mirrors make up collection went up on the Topshop website I've been umming and ahhing over whether to purchase the two lipsticks. A few days ago I finally thought 'sod it' and made a little order which is something I don't do often, partly because Topshop is slightly out of my price range and the £4 standard delivery charge is quite frankly daylight robbery. I begrudge paying for delivery at the best of times but I did get 10% student discount so I guess I can't complain too much!

Not being able to decide between the two lipstick shades I decided to just get them both because I knew I'd get a lot of use out of both of them! I absolutely adore the packaging from this collection, I think I love it more than the regular Topshop make up packaging. There's a very vintage 1970s glamour feel to the whole collection and I can't ever fault Topshop's attention to detail.

Topshop Rumour Has It lipstick is described on the website as a dusty rose colour and I'd agree with that. I may or may not have bought this purely because of the name, (yes I am still obsessed with Adele!) and in all honesty I didn't really expect this to be a shade that would suit me. It's a little different to the shades that I usually go for but it's one of those nudes that instantly adds a little bit of sultry glamour to any make up look but especially compliments a soft brown smokey eye & neutral blush.

Topshop Pillow Talk lipstick is a classic baby pink colour and I can never have enough of these in my collection. It's not too cool or too warm toned which makes it so incredibly wearable and I think this is a shade that would suit so many different people. I've been especially enjoying wearing this with a soft taupe eyeshadow, lashings of mascara & a pop of Illamasqua Promise cream blusher on the cheeks. I think fresh looking make up is going to be one of my staple looks this autumn and winter!

I absolutely adore the formulation of these lipsticks, they have a beautifully glossy finish & they last surprisingly well on the lips as well. At £9 I know some think that they're slightly overpriced but I think they have a pretty reasonable price point for the quality. They're around £5 cheaper than MAC lipsticks and minus the lovely vanilla scent I think they're of a really similar quality!

Have you tried either of these lipsticks? What do you think of Topshop's make up?
xoxo

24 comments:

  1. I've only ever tried a Topshop blusher, but I'm absolutely in love with it, so I'm thinking about investing in some more items from the collection.
    Those look really lovely, just like the lipstick colours I'd usually go for.

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  2. I really want to get Pillow Talk, I have heard so many fantastic things about it!! The packaging is to die for, so pretty!
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  3. I love the Topshop make up packaging. Have been swithering over 'pillow talk' but it looks lovely in the pictures x

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  4. I love the look of the pillow talk one but I'm not sure about paying £9 for it! xx

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  5. Oh I keeping on nearly buying this but the p&p puts me off every time! 'Pillow Talk'looks like the perfect colour!x

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  6. They look lovely! I've only tried Topshop's blusher but would def like to try their lipsticks sometime x

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  7. These look so nice! Especially pillow talk and I love the packaging too, classic but still original!

    I have to go to my topshop and check out if they have these. I haven't tried the topshop make up yet, because it's a bit more expensive here in Sweden and I wasn't sure if it was worth it. But hey, I always need a new lipstick :)

    Take care,
    Niina

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  8. I'd love to see what Rumour Has It actually looks like on your lips! I'm a fan of nude colours that have a subtle hint of rose in them. Looks gorgeous!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  9. I highly recommend Topshop nail varnishes:Threadbare and Sandy Lane are nice ones. They always last really well.

    I've got the cream blusher in Butterscotch but I don't think they do that shade any more :(

    I think I'd like to try Rumour has it :) xx

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  10. i've never tried any topshop make up, but, god the packaging is so so nice xxx

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  11. Ahh really want to add pillow talk to my collection, great review xx

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  12. i wish i was a lipstick kind of gal so i could justify buying these! i do like Topshop's make up range though and i think the price is pretty reasonable (especially when they've got 20% off!) x

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  13. definitely think i'll check out the lipsticks, although Pillow Talk will most likely be too light for my skin :(! great review :D! xxxx

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  14. Both look lovely! I think Rumour Has It has caught my eye the most though :D

    Mollie xo
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  15. they look so lovely and their names are quite cute too! I definitely wanna try them now especially not trying topshop cosmetics yet :)
    you should a post on what they look like on!

    xx
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  16. i love the topshop lipsticks, got a lilac that's got a really lovely sheer finish, though not the easiest to wear but dessert is one of my fave shades ever. the polishes are pretty good and i always really like the packaging. not so sure about the skin stuff though...bit reluctant to try it out tbh. x

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  17. Oo.. both look gorgeous! Especially Rumour Has it!
    George | frecklie.blogspot.com

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  18. thanks for the review (: i think i need to purchase pillow talk,!! im looking for a pinky colour!

    CMPang x
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  19. love the post and your blog!!


    Lady-Pa

    xoxo

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  20. Ooh so pretty! I really do like Rumour Has It, I'm not sure I could pull it off though.

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  21. I really love the colour of Topshop lipsticks, but I find they don't last very long. Did you know they are made in the same lab as Mac, and sometimes you can get almost perfect matches from the permanent Mac range?

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  22. i love topshop makeup - especially the packaging. might have to purchase some of the smoke and mirrors collection it all looks so sleek.

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  23. Pillow talk is my fave out of these two. It looks really cute xo fifi

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  24. I love a pair of great lipsticks (especially with Pillow Talk and Rumour Has It). I don't know about it, but I feel like I want everything these days!

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