UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

August 12, 2013

My Topshop Lipstick Collection: Desert, Whimsical, Innocent & Idol

I don't have a vast Topshop lipstick collection (and three of these lipsticks I picked up in blog sales) but I do really like the formula of Topshop lipsticks so I thought I'd write a post on the ones I own. I personally don't think that the formula is always the same across all of the lipsticks but the all the ones I own feel like Satin finishes- meaning they have a matte look and feel to them but they aren't as drying as matte lipsticks.

The good think about a Satin finish  in a lipstick is that is stays put, as a semi-matte lipstick it has lasting power. The downside is that it isn't shiny, it isn't glossy and although it isn't super drying it isn't moisturising either. I don't like to wear any sort of matte-feeling lipsticks every day because the feel of them just isn't my favourite. However, I don't have a problem wearing them occasionally (especially when I don't want to worry about smudging, flaking etc.) and this is when I reach for my Topshop lipsticks.

My shade selection isn't the best. I absolutely love Desert, it's my favourite of the four, and although it can suit me it is very dependent on how I'm wearing my make-up and what blush I'm wearing. It's a nude that leans very orange so if I wear a pink blush it just looks weird! 

Whimsical is the only one that I bought new (and at full price) and it is a serious peach shade that packs a lot of punch. I feel self-conscious wearing this because I own nothing like it but I do think that it looks insanely pretty, and very girly! I definitely need to wear this one more often while I can because I don't think that this will look great with my alabaster white winter skin. If you're pale but are rocking a tan during the summertime then I'd recommend giving this one a try. 

Innocent transforms when it goes on the lips, it becomes a lot more starkly blue based and a little barbie-esque. I find this one very hard to wear during the day because it looks so obvious and "unnatural". It does, however, look very nice with slightly more glamazonian make-up and I've gotten compliments on this shade when I've worn it after dark. 

Idol is just, full on. It is bright and it packs a punk and I'm really enjoying it! I like bright shades in long lasting finishes (like Satin or Matte) because I can wear them without constantly worrying about transfer and smudging!

Some people have struggled with Topshop lipsticks but I honestly don't have a problem with them. They last very well on me and I think that at £8 each they're excellent value for money! My only word of warning is that the colours can look very different person to person, skin tone is key. If you like the look of one of my swatches that's great but I would urge you to swatch them yourself in store before buying them. I don't know what it is about Topshop's lipsticks in particular but I really do think that they are transformative colours. But anyway! I hope you enjoyed a peek into my small collection, I have some of their darker more vampy shades on my radar for the autumn months.

Do you own any Topshop lipsticks? Do you like any of the colours that I own?



  1. i've been meaning to pick some of these up for ages!
    will have to now!
    Rosie xo

  2. Idol looks stunning. I'm a sucker for a pink lip!

  3. i love these patel colours
    nice post

  4. Gorgeous! I picked my first one up a few weeks ago and am loving it! Think I may need more haha!

    Midnight Violets Beauty Blog

  5. Whimsical looks gorgeous, love colours like that!

    Imogen <3

  6. I love the swatch of Innocent, but if it comes out barbie pink it won't suit me :(

    Colour Shimmer Sparkle


  7. Innocent is so pretty! I might pick it up the next time I'm in topshop x

    £1 Mint Nail Polish!

    Anita @ ATA|AllThingsAnita

  8. I don't own any of the beauty collection by topshop! They are all lovely colours i may need to pick some up. xx

    Claire does beauty

  9. Firstly, sorry it's been months since I've come to comment!
    Secondly, I own NOTHING from Topshop. I question more and my why this is! Innocent and whimsical look like just my perfect type of shades though personally am a cheapskate and wouldn't spend £8 on a lipstick when I'd probably never use it all!

    Lizzums x

  10. I won Whimsical in a giveaway and I love the shade. Innocent looks amazing too, shame I'm all lippy-ed out as of late, eh?! xx

    Amy /

  11. I'm a huge lipstick fan and I love how detailed this post is!
    My favourite shade of yours is probably INNOCENT because I always wear bright colours against my pale skin.

    Great blog! Now following on GFC :)


  12. I only have one Topshop lipstick in Macaroon but it is honestly one of my favourite lipsticks, I love the bright colour and velvet finish! x

  13. So jealous of your collection, I have none and am desperate to try them. I love the look of Idol! x

  14. i love topshops whimsical, its so pretty and easy to wear. Might have to give Desert a go though, it seems lovely (:


  15. I love Idol and Innocent, so pretty! Their lipsticks do look really great xx

  16. great post, couldnt agree more - i have Desert and it is so tricky to match with the right makeup - some days it looks great and some days dog awful!!


  17. Great post, you have a lovely collection! I want to stock up on some more, I have 'nevada' which is a nude shade and love it! :)
    Carrie:Brighton xx

  18. Love the look of Innocent!
    I blogged about Topshop lipsticks I own here if you fancy a read:

    Nicola xx

  19. Love the look of Whimsical!
    Definitely going to go and have a look at the lipsticks in Topshop. I currently only own two from their, All About Me and Wicked

    Just started my own blog, (layout is temporary)


  20. Lovely collection! Whimsical looks like an amazing shade (:

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

  21. these are amazing sades not tried topshop makeup yet

  22. I love innocent, It gorgeous!


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