In my makeup Kit: Topshop Liquid Lip in Rascal


I’m slightly obsessed with the new liquid lipsticks by Topshop at the moment. My lips bag was feeling quite boring a couple of months ago – even my editorial colours just weren’t making me feel excited. All my old classic brights were in there (MAC, Illamasqua, NARS, you know who you are), but I just wasn’t feeling inspired. Let’s face it, your editorial lips bag should make your heart sing. Also I have a slew of new beauty shoots coming up and we all know you need fresh inspiration for those.

So I went shopping and I found some great new colours. Surprisingly although I love me some violet, black or even blue lipstick on occasion, my favourite was Rascal by Topshop which is a classic bright red. Liquid lipsticks are ace, there’s no other way too describe them. I’ve also loved the MAC Retro Matte ones since they came out, and I just find for that super high pigment and quick application of colour you can’t go past them. Also sometimes on a job you need to do a perfect lipstick application in no time flat, so there’s no chance to fiddle around with liners and lipstick bullets. Liquid lipsticks are your new best friend in those circumstances!

Also Topshop Beauty really get the trend colours of the season. They always have new colours that aren’t the norm and you didn’t know that you needed them in your life (or in your makeup bag) until they come out. So if you’re a lipstick fan or a makeup artist needing something new, and brightly lacquered and hell, like Jerry Hall would have pulled out if she was shooting with Guy Bourdin, get some Topshop Rascal in your life.

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In My Makeup Kit: TopShop lipstick in Idol

TopShop lipstick in Idol

So by now you guys know I lurve me some TopShop makeup. I think the pigments are great, the colours are so on-trend they could get into any bar they wanted and the packaging is light-weight and very cute. In fact I wish I could grow an extra me so I could have another kit just packed with TopShop (and Burberry. And Tom Ford. And some new Dior. And NARS as I just can’t carry all my NARS deliciousness. And Hourglass. And Kevyn Aucoin. Oh who am I kidding I wish I had a Segway I could cart all the new season collections around on!) But I can’t, so on my last trip to London I opted to top up (ha ha) my lips collection at TopShop. They do the best statement lip colours you see. And this season is no exception – the statement lip isn’t going anywhere.

My current fave is TopShop lipstick in Idol. A blue-based bright pink it’s a bit quirky, and it’s bright without being retina searing. It’s actually quite wearable for those of you out there who haven’t tested out a statement lip (and if you haven’t, you really must – it’s such a quick and easy way to completely update your look.)

I love the pay-off of the TopShop lipsticks and plan on expanding my collection in the VERY near future, if their new A/W Makeup collection is anything to go by – check out their amazing Beauty Creative Director, Hannah Murray in action in her new tutorial ‘Dark Side of Nude’. TopShop Wicked lip colour is next on my list.


Newcomer: Top Shop Make-up

So I wasn’t that bothered about the new Top Shop makeup collection – I thought, really? More makeup? What can they possibly have that all the other zillions of products out there don’t have? And then I saw this video today, and umm… I’m going to be needing every last stick, crayon and sparkle dust produced by English makeup master-mind Hannah Murray for Top Shop. Yes, even with boxes and drawers FULL of makeup, it is possible to need more. What Top Shop does for your wardrobe, it’s now doing for your makeup bag.