|Above: Celebrating Topshop 5 Years of Beauty...the LE gold and white packaging is so chic.|
Kindly scroll on for featuring my picks from the beauty and style realms of this iconic British brand...*Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels...this highly-rated, beautiful blush offers a peony-toned flush and has a shimmer-free finish that looks so natural on the skin. I love to pat this on the apples of my cheeks for a "just-pinched" effect.
|Above: A stellar beauty lineup...champagne, rose gold, coral, nude and pink...so classically flattering.|
I have been intrigued with Topshop beauty since its launch and cannot believe this colorfully curated line is now celebrating its 5th birthday...where does the time go? For this feature, I focused on products that possess shades and textures work well in the summertime months...welcome to Rose Gold Glow!
*Topshop 5 Years of Beauty Glow Pot in Polished...equal parts gleam and glow, this emollient cream can be placed on the high points of the face (e.g., the upper cheekbones, brow bones, down the bridge of the nose and Cupid's bow) for a delicate highlight that translates as "radiance from within." It looks glowing, rather than greasy, and infuses new life into one's complexion in five seconds flat!
|Above: A swatch of the Topshop 5 Years of Beauty Glow Pot in Polished, a pearly champagne tone for a luminous complexion.|
*Topshop Chameleon Glow in Shuffle the Cards...I can safely say that I do not have a duplicate shade of this intriguing eye shadow in my collection! Sheer but buildable, this two-toned shade shifts from bright gold to warm rose gold, depending on the light. The luminosity is off the charts and its ultra-light, gossamer finish ensures that fall out and creasing will not be an issue.
|Above: A closeup of Topshop Chameleon Glow in Shuffle the Cards.|
|Above: This swatch of Shuffle the Cards best depicts the color shift from gold to rose gold...so complex!|
|Above (L-R): Topshop Lips...in Nevada and Ohh La La.|
*Topshop 5 Years of Beauty Lips in Ohh La La...this creamy mid-toned coral is bright enough to make a statement while having just the right amount of softness to make lips look lush and full.
|Above: A swatch of Ohh La La.|
*Topshop 5 Years of Beauty Lips in Nevada...I am very impressed by how pigmented the Topshop LIPS lipstick formula is; Nevada is a fleshy pale beige that works well to create a muted lip look. In the photos that follow, I combined Ohh La La with Nevada for the quintessential peachy pink nude tone.
|Above: A swatch of Nevada.|
|Above: Swatches of all of the Topshop beauty products discussed in this post...in direct sunlight.|
|Above: The Webster Lace-Up Wedge Sandals...on-trend and wildly comfortable.|
WEBSTER Lace-Up Wedge Sandals...a glorious fusion of both the gladiator trend and platform craze, these shoes are so very comfortable and look amazing with skirts and denim alike. The suede is soft and because the platform sole has absolutely no grade, your feet feel comfortable, even after hours of wear...so glad I picked these up as I know they will be a summertime staple.
Cord Button Through A-Line Skirt...I owned a skirt like this in high school and often wish I hadn't given it away. This corduroy gem has a flattering high waist and darling buttons down the center that are reminiscent of the best of 1960's Mod dressing. As a side note, it runs a bit on the smaller side...I generally wear a size 0 or 2 but take a size 4 in this style!
Whether your tastes run clean and classic like the pieces above and below or more eclectic, with a focus on fringe and crochet, you are sure to find a Topshop style that calls your name!
|Above: The Cord Button Through A-Line Skirt...unique enough to make a statement and neutral enough to wear constantly.|
The following images reflect all products in action in various lighting situations...
|Above: Chameleon Glow in Shuffle the Cards in direct sunlight...radiant and luminous.|
|Above: The effects of the Glow Pot in Polished are clearly evident in this image.|
|Above: Applying Ohh La La.|
|Above: Loving this beauty look...so easy and wearable.|
|Above: Last look.|
Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed my take on the Topshop Summer of Love and 5 Years of Beauty campaigns and would love to know what some of YOUR favorites from Topshop are. Since working on this piece, the I've worn the WEBSTER Lace-Up Wedge Sandals countless times and Ohh La La has earned a rather permanent place in my handbag!
Good things ahead, including a Skincare Round II post, a fresh beauty + style FOTD, a travel feature and new product procurements aplenty. In the midst of travel still (but typing this on my flight home...isn't technology incredible?!) and working through your lovely comments and email. Thank for your patience!
Have a marvelous remainder of the week...xx,
--The Beauty Professor
** PR sample provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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