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Topshop Beauty Haul*


*This is a Topshop x Amy Elizabeth collaboration

For me, Christmas always brings a replenishment of money from generous family friends and distant relatives, and I am always so tempted to blow it all on high end beauty products... consequently spending the rest of January and February waiting anxiously for my birthday in March where my bank balance will (hopefully) be topped up a bit more, only for me to do the exact same. Years of this routine have left me with draws upon draws filled with beauty products, make up, bath bombs, skin care products etc.... and a slightly less full savings account. 

Therefore, this year, I decided to try and switch some of these high-end splurges and try out the best of the high street beauty offering, (with thanks to Topshop Beauty). Last year, Topshop gifted me a number of products from their new Face range, and despite my initial reservations I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the products, and their foundation has replaced my much more expensive Benefit foundation ever since. (Read all about it here). Therefore when I was contacted again about trying some more of their products I couldn't resist. I have been after some new make up brushes for a while now... in 2015 I plan to start with a complete fresh set and actually look after them and clean them on a regular basis. Although I love my current brushes, they are damaged and fatigued from daily use and very sparse cleaning, so I chose the blush brush and the stippling brush, considering foundation and blush/bronzer are the two most frequently used brushes in my collection. I currently used a flat foundation brush, but have read so many great blog reviews about stippling brushes over the past few months that I thought I would go for a change and give it a try. I applied foundation to the back of my hand and used to brush to dab it onto the main areas of my face (forehead, T-section, chin), before blending. I already much prefer this shape of brush as it provides a much more even coverage and doesn't result in streaks.... also both brushes are so incredibly soft they feel so lovely against the skin.

If you're a frequent reader of my blog, you will know that I always bang on about how I want to try purple/plum lipstick and always chicken out at the last minute and end up purchasing something slightly more subtle.... well this time I decided to take the plunge and go for this purple matte lipstick. I was already a lover of Topshop lipsticks as they have such an immense staying power (especially this dark shade... it took some serious scrubbing to get off), but for me that's perfect. I'm a lazy make-up maintainer, so if I'm off out I want something that will stay put all night and not smudge after one drink.

The bronzing powder is by far my favourite product. Bronzer is my favourite make up item as it is so versatile and can be used to contour as well as illuminate. I was previously using Benefit's 'Hoola', a product which I still love, however, this powder contains three different shades, making contouring and high-lighting much more simple. You can either sweep the brush across all three, leaving them as seperate shades, and then gently blending with the finger after application, or swirl all three together for a standard bronzer-like application.

All of these products are so reasonably priced and are of a much higher quality than the price suggests... if like me you're looking for a slightly cheaper make-up option this year  then I cannot recommend Topshop beauty enough.



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  1. Love Topshop makeup, amazing quality, affordable and cute packaging! Thanks for introducing me to your blog, I'm having a read through all of your posts now :) http://emilyjanewebb.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. It's fast becoming one of my favourite beauty brands! aww thank you lovely xx

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  2. I love topshop makeup too, I want to invest in a bit more of it really! I especially love the lipsticks, I just got one in the shade 'Mink' its amazing!

    Laura x

    www.smileatstyle.blogspot,com

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    1. Ohh that shade sounds lovely! I love the lipsticks too, theyre so much cheaper than other brands like M.A.C

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  3. I have never really tried Topshop make up products, which is strange as I love the store itself! Just like you I always splurge after christmas and this is such a good idea!

    The brushes look great too!

    Shannon | http://shannonkims.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The brushes are great, you should try them! xx

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  4. I had never realised top top shop had their own make up brand, their products look lovely and sound amazing.

    I need to invest in a good bronzer as I am looking quite pale with my current foundation/powder combo so need a little colour, I may just try this one :)

    Thanks hun! Love Claire xx

    Lovelaceanddaydreams.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. This one is great because it's really easy to build up and get exactly the right shade for your skin ton xx

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  5. I'm an avid Real Techniques brush fan but may have to give these ones a go too :). That plum lips looks lush too, so sultry. x

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    1. I've never tried real techniques but I definitely want to! I've read so many great things about them xx

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  6. I love the lip color. I have been looking for a dark lipstick alike that one. How is it on?

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    1. When i first applied it i didnt like how dark it was, but now ive had a few goes it looks so nice when you apply it in thin layers and blot it off inbetween each one xx

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  7. I still haven't tried Topshop's beauty range yet. The brushes look super cute though.

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    1. You should give it a try! Especially the lipsticks xx

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  8. Those brushes sound really good, I'm in need of some new ones so I may need to check them out! I've only tried a lipstick from Topshop so far but I was pleasantly surprised with it- the staying power is great. I definitely need to try a few more products.

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Do it, they are so soft i was so surprised! I can tell they wont last as long as some other more expensive brushes, but the quality is still great for the price! xx

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  9. Love the lipstick!!

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  10. I love topshop make up, much more affordable compared to other brands, have there been any shedding? I'm glad you took the plunge into dark lipstick!

    Vievelle

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    1. i completely agree! so far no! which is surprising, but great xx

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  11. I've never tried Topshop makeup before, very tempted to give it a go very soon!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. you should do, i was so pleasantly surprised! xx

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  12. TopShop makeup is brilliant. Fantastic value for money and really good quality. I love, love, love it, and I can't wait to see any more 2015 releases they have! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  13. I bought quite a bit of Topshop makeup in the past but haven't bought any recently. These products look great and will defo have to give them a try!! x

    blushhx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You should do... let me know what you thought if you do xx

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  14. Those brushes are definitely something - I'll check them out if I see them in stores :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine || GIVEAWAY!: Urban Decay/Nars/Charlotte Tilbury/Too Faced

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    1. You should do.. i am honestly so surprised! although I don't think theyll last as long, they're pretty cheap so I wouldnt mind having to repurchase in 6 months or so xx

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  15. ooh amazing purchases! i adore topshop makeup

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  16. I need to try that Bronzing Illuminator so badly! I spot it constantly but have never made the purchase, so tempted, ahhhhh. Lovely post Amy!

    Olivia

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    1. Honestly it's amazing!! you'll love it! xx

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  17. That lipstick looks stunning, really into plums recently!

    Alice x
    Sheer Beautiful l Bloglovin'

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  18. Hi, Amy! Thank you for commenting on my post I'm glad it helped you out some, that's always my intention! I'm so happy you reached out to me I'm really enjoying your posts as well as your photographs they are absolutely remarkable! -Elizabeth from LiveLizLove's xxx

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  19. I have always wanted to try out a Topshop Lipstick; it is partially because of the packaging. Plus, I love formulas that stay for a very long time.


    www.youarebeaut.blogspot.com

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    1. the packaging is lovely isnt it xx

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  20. I am in serious need of some new make up brushes, the one I have sheds on me which isn't ideal! I didn't even think of Topshop, but now that you've mentioned it, I think I'm gonna try their make up brushes. Plus, I have a few pounds left over on a Topshop gift card so that helps!

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer

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    1. ooh i'd definitely use up your gift card on them.. so far theres been no shedding for me! xx

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  21. The brushes look lovely from Topshop love the packaging! I love the powder highlighter 'Sunbeam' its such a lovely gold shade and lasts forever, try it if you get the chance it won't disappoint :)

    www.lifeaslissy.com

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    1. that sounds lovely i may try it out xx

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  22. The colour of that lipstick is perfect for this season, I'm always buying clothes from topshop but am always hesitant to purchase make up, after reading this I think I'll have to take a look

    infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

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    1. i was the exact same but im definitely fully converted! xx

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  23. I've never really thought about buying make up brushes from Top shop but that stippling brush looks amazing! I think I'll have to go and have a closer look next time I'm walking buy top shop!
    Lots of Love, Meg xo
    http://sunnywithachanceofmeg.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is so good.. ive never used another stippling brush before so i cant compare it to any others, but so far im very impressed with it! xx

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  24. I actually haven't tried any topshop makeup, I've heard amazing things about their lipsticks but I didn't even realise they had that many brushes. And I love purple-y lipsticks especially in winter!

    Clothing Conscious // Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. They've really expanded their beauty offering recently, you should give it a try! xx

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  25. I have only got one of Topshop's nail polishes but I've wanted to try out so many of their products for ages now! That bronzer looks lovely xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose

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    1. The bronzer is so so nice you should try it xx

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  26. Those brushes look so adorableee! I never thought of buying make up from Top Shop or Forever21, you know? Def something new to try out <3

    xo
    colorsinmybubble.blogspot.com

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    1. I hadn't considered it myself until recently, but they're much higher quality than I expected xx

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  27. I have never tried Topshop make-up before. Definitely gonna go get some this year. The packaging is adorable :) Oh, and Happy New Year to you!

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    1. You should do! Aww thanks lovely, you too! xx

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  28. I haven't tried much makeup from Topshop but I have to!!!

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  29. I love topshop makeup, I don't own that much but my wishlist is endless! I really want to try more of their lipsticks because I love the lip bullets.
    Ottilie xxx
    oisforottilie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You should do, i think theyre so reasonably priced when you compare them to brands like MAC xx

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  30. I LOVE these Topshop brushes, so pretty! I've been looking for some new brushes and I think I've just found them, thank you! Jo x

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  31. I Love topshops make up, the lipsticks are so underrated, great post xx

    check out my blog
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  32. one of my favourite bronzers too x

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  33. I love those brushes! So cute!

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  34. Lovely pictures! I need to try Topshop beauty products!

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  35. Love this! Gorgeous pictures and great review! Big fan of your blog :)

    Katy x

    www.whatkatyknows.net

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