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Friday, August 21, 2015

Topshop Highlighters Review

Topshop Highlighters Review

I pop into Topshop fairly frequently, normally to pick up something that I couldn't source online - the struggle is real. Yes I know Topshop make up exists, heck I rate a good few items within the now vast collection but it is seldom that I purchase anything in store. I seem to go into Topshop and become overwhelmed by the clothing, shoes and jewellery. As odd and nonsensical as this may seem, I believe that I would purchase more from Topshop beauty, if it was to be stocked within Boots or Superdrug? Well as luck would have it, I was in store last week and purchased both shades of the Topshop Highlight Powders. Easily the best decision I have made in a long while.

Topshop Highlighters Review
Topshop Highlighters Review
Topshop Highlighters Review

Much like the brand, Topshop Beauty packaging is fun and a little quirky. Most items comes presented within robust white, plastic casing that features either stripes or star motifs. The downside is that the white plastic, as cutesy as it may be, does stain easily and is a nightmare to clean. I do find it odd that the Topshop Highlighting powders, come within compacts that do not feature a mirror and yet the Topshop Cream Blushes do? A mirror would make on the go application so much easier and convenient on the whole but that's just my opinion of course.

Topshop Highlighters Review
Topshop Highlighters Review
Topshop Highlighters Review
Topshop Highlighters Review
Topshop Highlighters Review

To the best of my knowledge and after a quick Google search, there seems to be two shades of the Topshop Highlighters: Horizon and Sunbeam. Topshop Horizon Highlighter is a mid toned, warm golden bronze that compliments tanned and deeper complexions. On lighter skin tones this may translate to a shimmer based bronzer or double up as an eyeshadow. The overall shade of Horizon reminds me a lot of The Balm Betty Lou The Bronzing Bandit - only a smidgen deeper in tone. Topshop Sunbeam Highlighter is far more universally flattering, a bright and neutral, strongly yellow based golden hue. Admittedly this may seem like a scary shade within the pan but once applied to the face, it not only brightens and to an extent neutralises any traces of red on the cheeks too.

Topshop Highlighters Review
Topshop Highlighters Review
Topshop Highlighters Review
Topshop Highlighters Review

Topshop Powder Highlighters are not for those who prefer a barely there, hint of shimmer - the pigment and finish is rather intense and ideal for the current strobing trend. If you are a fan of The Balm highlighter powders, I can almost guarantee you will enjoy the Topshop Highlighters. Rather than being outright shimmer or glitter based, the Topshop Highlighters are metallic in finish - they are best applied with a large fluffy brush, to prevent an overly obvious stripe of colour. They do however blend out with ease, are not prone to settling into enlarged pores or fine lines and wear exceptionally well - up to 10 hours. The firm powder, somewhat melts onto the skin and feels far more luxury than the £10 price tag may suggest; the ideal option to perk up even the dullest of complexions.

Easily one of the best, intense highlighting powders I have used - high street or otherwise.

You can find both shades via Topshop for £10 each - link.


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33 comments:

  1. This look good. I have never tried Topshop make up before and thank you for your review!

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  2. Every time I go into Topshop I look at Sunbeam and consider buying it. I love Mary Lou Manizer so perhaps this is the post I needed to finally convince me to pick it up!

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  3. I need both! I love the topshop contour cream & these look gorgeous xxx

    Karan|| studentbeautyhack

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  4. I love Topshop highlighters! Defs a staple in my routine!

    Lauren xo
    www.laurenselwood.com

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  5. oooh these are so pretty! i have the glow cream highlighter and that's stunning! i always forget about topshop make up like you said, i'd definitely purchase more if it was stocked more locally like boots etc! xxx
    Shivon
    www.shivonmakeupbiz.com

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  6. Both shades look stunning especially the more yellow/gold toned one x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  7. I'm the same! I never really think to buy Topshop in store. The one time I tried the staff were so unhelpful :(. However the powder highlighters do look fantastic!

    Jess
    Philocalist.co.uk

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  8. I love intense highlights... just ordered both from the website!

    makeupmusicbooks.com

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  9. I'll have to look into these! I had a Topshop blush years ago and it was my absolute favorite, but as the nearest Topshop is an hour away and I'm not a huge fan of online makeup shopping (I swatch EVERYTHING), I haven't had a chance to try anything else. Topshop's beauty range is SO underrated!

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  10. This review is so well done. I never comment but i love your blog so much and yes the sunbeam highlighter is a bit scary at first but i also looks very promising and i trust your reviews so much i'll definitely pick it up soon.

    xx,
    SvenJournal

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  11. I have had sunbeam for ages and find it really good value, its so easy to use! I agree though, they are not for anyone wanting the natural look, but they are way more convenient.

    greenteaandkale.com

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  12. I adore Topshop make-up and these look lovely, I may just have to pick them up!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  13. Sunbeam looks so unique, I don't have anything like that! Great post, definitely need to try some Topshop makeup.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  14. I love Horizon! Looks absolutely gorgeous!

    Emma // http://thebeautyingenue.blogspot.com/

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  15. I own sunbeam although havent used it in ages! May have to dig it out!
    Summer x

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  16. I desperately need to get out some products from Topshop's beauty line! These look gorgeous!

    Heather, Porcelain Beauty xx

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  17. I swatched both of these in store but didn't pick them up.. I'm really regretting it now. They sound great x

    TR's Thoughts

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  18. They look great and the packaging is really cute!

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  19. I love the looks of these! The darker one seems like it would suit deeper skin tones too :)
    https://cherieedle.blogspot.com/

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  20. These look so nice! They need to bring out some more shades for pale skin though.

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

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  21. How have I not tried these out yet?!! They look amazing x

    Blushhx

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  22. The swatches look great! Might have to order these online as I've acquired a recent obsession with highlighters but then again, who hasn't?

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  23. I seen these today and was really tempted, they look so beautiful. I'm drawn to the yellow one, but with my MUA one which is very simmilar at £3 I couldn't justify!

    http://www.makeerinover.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow they both are such a gorgeous highlighters! I must try one of them ^^

    Z ♥
    http://beautybyz.blogspot.se/

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  25. Horizon looks gorgeous! I really want to check out more from Topshop makeup so I think this would be a great start! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  26. The golden one reminds me so much of NARS Albatross and i totally agree with you on having to go into Topshop if it was in Superdrug or Boots i would be much more happy to buy things from them

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  27. They are both such beautiful shades! I have been wanting a highlighter for ages but never had the courage to buy The Balm Mary Lou Manizer but now that you;ve found these, I'll definitely check them out. You really do great reviews, I take your word for anything that i buy! :D

    Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959

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  28. These look so lovely and I adore the packaging! Your photos are lovely xo
    Louise || helloteddy.co.uk

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  29. These sound great - I love highlighters and might need to add one of these to my collection

    ♡ Emily from Trendpill x

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  30. A mix of these would be absolutely gorgeous on the skin, I'm always surprised by Topshop makeup!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  31. Topshop do the best make up and their highlighters never fail to impress me x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  32. I've been waiting for someone to make a review on Topshop highlighters! Thank you for this. May have to try it out.

    Halestones // Starlight

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