Monday, 14 May 2012

Make Up: Topshop Whimsical Lipstick.

As I was having a wander around Topshop last week I spotted the make up section and couldn't resist having a little look. After a few minutes my hands were covered in swatches and honestly, I could have quite easily bought one of everything! There was one particular lipstick I had been hearing a lot of good things about and it has the cutest name ever, so I quickly popped it into my basket. I am of course, talking about Whimsical!

Topshop Whimsical Lipstick. (£8)
Topshop Whimsical lipstick is described on the website as a pinky nude but on my skin tone this is the most perfect bright pastel peachy pink shade for spring and summer. The formulation is lovely, it has almost a satin finish on the lips, it feels super creamy and it glides on nicely. I bought two much brighter Topshop lipstick shades at the same time as Whimsical and I find those give a slightly more even colour pay off because they are more intense colours. Without a good lip balm underneath, Whimsical tends to highlight any dry areas on my lips but honestly, it's not overly noticeable and I did expect it because it's quite a light shade. Aside from the amazing colour & pigmentation, the thing I love the most about this lipstick is that it doesn't feel drying at all. A lot of matte shades I have tried in the past have been really waxy and difficult to work with but Whimsical is just a dream in comparison.

I have been putting a generous amount of the Figs & Rouge Rambling Rose lip balm ♦ on a couple of minutes before applying Topshop Whimsical lipstick and this allows the colour to glide on super easily and evenly. I then blot slightly before applying another layer of Whimsical to give a slightly more matte finish to the lips & to really get the full intensity of the colour. As the lip balm sinks into my lips, the true velvet/matte finish to the lipstick becomes more apparent without clinging to dry areas and looking patchy.

This is one of those shades very much in the same colour family as Barry M Lip Paint in 147 & Illamasqua Obey lipstick. The Barry M shade is slightly darker and more coral toned but the formula of Topshop Whimsical is so much nicer and easier to apply. If you're after a shade like Illamasqua Obey but slightly lighter then Whimsical is definitely the shade for you. Whimsical also isn't as matte as Obey is so it could be easier to work with if you have especially dry lips like I do!

Topshop make up is so affordable for the quality, and with it being Topshop, they have some beautiful on trend colours in stock all of the time. I have no qualms in saying that this lipstick is easily on par with the quality of the MAC lipsticks that I have tried, but the best part is that it's only £8! I have no doubt that I'll be going back to Topshop very soon to pick up some more shades!

Have you ever tried anything from the Topshop make up line before? If you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments because I have completely fallen in love with the range! 

xoxo

62 comments:

  1. Just started using their Kohl eye pencil see here http://topazandmay.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/topshop-kohl-eye-pencil.html
    LOVE IT :D
    Lisa
    @topazandmay

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    1. Ooh thank you for linking me, I'll pop over and have a look! xo

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  2. ooh I've been eyeing up this lipstick.. altho i already own way too many! x

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    1. It's so pretty, you would love it! xo

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  3. Ooh this is a gorgeous colour, not something Id normally pick up but Ive really been intrested in topshop makeup, just need to bite the bullet and buy!

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    1. They have so many lovely products <3 xo

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  4. This lipstick looks really pretty on you ! xx

    butterfleyesblog.blogspot.com

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  5. I've had this in my wishlist since I saw it on the website! Looks great on you. Must give it a go. Gutted to say that the Healthy Mix serum didn't work on my skin :(

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  6. I've had my eye on this since it popped up on the Topshop site too. It looks really lovely on you! xx

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    1. It's such a pretty shade! Thank you <3 xo

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  7. This is so pretty :) I got their lipstick in Mischief at Christmas and that's a lovely bright shade.
    x~x

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    1. Ooh I've heard lots of lovely things about that shade! xo

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  8. After I saw this on your instagram I went out looking for it at my topshop! :)
    Sadly they didn't have any lipsticks in stock.. at all, which was really odd as they had literally everything else topshop make-up related.
    It looks lovely on you! :) xo

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    1. Aww, that's super rubbish! I hope you manage to find one soon, they're lovely! xo

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  9. This looks so pretty on you! x

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  10. Ah it looks gorgeous on you, Whimsical is one of the shades I've been after, when i go to topshop I may have to pick it up.

    Have you tried ooh la la? I've found it comes up on my lips similar to how whimsical looks on yours. Also if you've not tried any at the moment, try a cream blusher. I have Neon Rose and Head Over Heels and I love them! xo

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    1. It's a beautiful shade! Ooh I've not tried ooh la la, I'll have to look into that one! xo

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  11. I don't think this kind of colour suits me to be honest, or else I'd snap it up! I'm really lusting after Brighton Rock :)

    Jayde x

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    1. Brighton Rock is stunning! Would look amazing on you <3 xo

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  12. Such a gorgeous colour! I'm after their highlighter next! xx

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    1. Oh me too, it looks so lovely! xo

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  13. You look so pretty, Whimsical really suits you x

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  14. Lovely colour...need to take a look

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  15. What a stunning colour!

    The nail polishes are brilliant and the eye khol range is really nice!

    xx

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    1. Ooh I'll have to have a look at the nail polishes, I always hear such good things about them! xo

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  16. I need this in my life!

    I really rate the blushers, alll of them!

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    1. They have such pretty colours! xo

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  17. I love Whimsical! I totally agree it's the perfect modern spring colour and I'm such a sucker for any of Topshop's lip products. I also really like their lip pens :)

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    1. Ooh I've not tried their lip pens, will have to have a look at the shades! xo

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  18. This is the next lipstick I'll be buying it looks gorgeous on everyone I've seen with it on. It really suits you. I bought 2 Topshop lipsticks last week in Oh La La and Brighton Rock xx

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    1. Brighton Rock is stunning! <3 xo

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  19. Such a gorgeous shade! Looks lovely on you. Wish mine had makeup for me to see in person rather than order online.

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.co.uk/
    Lucy
    x

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    1. Aww I hope you manage to see some in person soon! xo

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  20. That colour is super pretty. The shade really suits you! I really need to check out Topshop makeup more often! xx

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    1. They really do have some super lovely products! Well worth a look :) xo

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  21. This is really nice, I'm always scared of coral lipsticks as I'm a red head but this looks like it could work :)
    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's so pretty, I think it would look lovely on so many different people <3 xo

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  22. I love the one Topshop lipstick I have but I hardly ever wear it, such a shame. Now I really want this one but I have a terrible habit of not using my lipsticks! xx

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    1. It's such a pretty colour <3 xo

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  23. That color looks gorgeous on you! I wish Topshop was more readily available in the US!

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  24. I absolutely love Topshop make up, all their lipsticks are amazing, and the nail varnishes! x

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    1. I need to check out the nail polishes for sure! xo

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  25. This lipstick looks lovely on your lips, I love topshop make-up. x

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    1. Thank you! They have some wonderful products! xo

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  26. I really should indulge in something from the Topshop cosmetics line, as everyone's been raving about it for so long. I was a bit skeptical at first, but the quality must be pretty good! I'm not a lipstick kinda girl, but that shade is lovely.

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    1. They really do have some wonderful products in the range, I'm so impressed! xo

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  27. I picked this up then put it back down when I was in Topshop last weekend! wishing I hadn't now! xx

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    1. It's so lovely, perfect for spring & summer! xo

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  28. Such a gorgeous colour!
    x

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  29. Whimsical looks STUNNING on you hun! I gotta get it :-)

    xxx

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