Monday, May 27, 2013

Top Shop Whimsical Lipstick Review!

Above: The Top Shop lipstick comes in a black and white metal case that is both sturdy and refreshingly lightweight.


While at The Grove in LA with my mom this weekend, I popped into the new Top Shop store and, before I knew it, found myself buying yet another pinky-peach lip color!

Whimsical is a creamy, semi-matte pastel that is pale enough to be interesting and pigmented enough to add a brilliant swath of color to the face.

In honor of this new acquisition, I created a brief review video...after viewing, kindly scroll on for additional images and the Bottom Line!


   

Above: The Top Shop lipstick retails for $16.

Above: I love the contrast and simplicity of the cardboard packaging...actually quite detailed for less-expensive lip color. 

Above: Ingredients.
Above: Whimsical in all of its peachy-pink glory.
Above: A swatch of Whimsical in natural lighting.
Below: The last three images reflect Whimsical on the lips in various lighting...

Above: On the lips!




Bottom Line: Whimsical's peachy-pink loveliness is a happy surprise.  Initially, I considered my purchase of this lip color an experiment with the Top Shop cosmetics line...upon using this for the weekend, I couldn't be happier with the results.  This lipstick is creamy, opaque, semi-matte, richly-pigmented and lasts comfortably for 3-4 hours before the need to touch up becomes exigent.  It is not drying and the scent is pleasant (kind of like dried fruit) and dissipates quickly upon application.  If you are a lover of peachy pinks (e.g., Illamasqua Obey, Burberry Pink Apricot and Le Metier de Beaute Two Lips etc.) as I am, I highly recommend this reasonably affordable option!

Have YOU tried any cosmetics from the Top Shop Beauty line?  Thoughts?


14 comments:

  1. Oh how pretty !
    I have my eyes on their shade in Macaron as well . Time to place an order haha :)

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    1. Thanks, LipstickBoulevards! As a fellow pale lip color lover, this shade must be added to your collection! xoxo

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  2. Great review and you look gorgeous here with your hair up! :) I've never tried much TopShop makeup except a highlighter, but I have heard so much good stuff about their lipsticks I really want to try one! Now especially :D x

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    1. Thanks so much, Ellie...I rarely wear my hair all the way up on my head but I just may have to embrace the style more often : ) This Top Shop lipstick makes me want to pick up a couple more for sure! Can't wait to hear your thoughts if/when you try them!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. hey, this liptick Looks amazing!

    bacardichaser.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi B.P, as always, another pale peachy-pink treasure! I actually love the pigment to it. Your hair looks adorable up by the way. I'm on your blog checking out LMdB swatches as I'm about to order the foundation! I've read great reviews on it's staying power including yours. Color may be tricky picking online so I'm goin to get a beauty specialist to assist me. May have to buy some Top Shop while I'm at it. Have a great week. Talk soon. xo

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    1. Hello Lynn...yes, I may have a certifiable problem when it comes to peachy-pink lip color. Thanks for your sweet words about my hair...it was definitely an experiment for this video : ) I am so excited that you are going to try the LMdB foundation...it is truly lovely (great coverage, glow and lasting power). I wear #7 for most of the year (though it is a hint dark for my post-winter skin right now).

      Keep me posted on what you decide and have a wonderful rest of the week!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. This shades really brightens you up a bit, very pretty. Would you mind listing the other items used for your FOTD?

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    1. Thank you so much, MM! The other items I was wearing in the video include:

      Quick Makeup Breakdown:
      1. Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #2 (as primer, moisturizer and illuminator)
      2. Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Cream Foundation in Natural Beige (video review soon!)
      3. Guerlain Four Seasons Terracotta Bronzer in 00 Nude
      4. Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint in Mystique (on apples of cheeks as a blush)
      5. NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder (to set everything)
      6. Bobbi Brown Shadow Stick in Bronze Gold (on lids and lower lash line)
      7. Guerlain Le 2 Mascara
      8. Top Shop Lip Color in Whimsical (once applied towards end of video)

      Hope that helps!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. Hi B.P, can't wait for the review on the kanebo sensai cellular foundation. I'm wondering where to purchase it. It looks beautiful and the finish sounds like I would love it! I am having samples sent to me for the LMdB foundation because when I tried to speak to a beauty advisor, their computers were down! They transferred me to a California Nordstrom! Hopefully they will arrive soon. Not sure if I a 5, 7, or 9! Talk soon xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! My review is in the words...I promise ; ) I've already taken swatch photos etc....now just need to find a bit of time to properly elaborate upon it in writing! I do think you would like it. So glad you were able to arrange to receive samples of the LMdB...very exciting!

      Take care and do keep me posted...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. That is such a pretty shade, it suits you very well! I'll definitely try this

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    1. Thank you so much, Kath! Good to hear from you! On an unrelated note, I have been doing your 5 minute workout for the past couple of days and love it ; )

      Take care and talk soon...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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