24 December, 2014 What’s New: Festive Beauty from Topshop
During a recent festive catch-up with some of my closest friends, we arranged a Secret Santa swap, and I was lucky enough to receive a gorgeous gift from my pal Jenna. The Topshop gift set includes the Smokey Eye palette in Golden Aura, including four creamy, shimmery eyeshadows, their Kohl liner in Coal, and the 3D Curve Mascara – all perfect for Christmas parties.
Topshop’s Golden Aura eyeshadow palette is beautiful and so versatile – it has a Charlotte Tilbury-esque vibe about it, with two great neutral shades for the mobile eyelid and crease, and then a bronze for added definition, and a dark chocolate to smoke things out for parties or a glamorous evening look. I’ve been wearing the two lightest shades for work paired with liquid liner or my Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet, and the combination is simple but striking. I’d never tried eyeshadows from Topshop, and was pleasantly surprised with how blendable, creamy and soft they are, with hardly any fall out and a nice amount of pigmentation.
The mascara was another lovely addition to my makeup collection – glossy, jet black, and creates an amazing curl with no clumping, but with enough volume to give that thick, ‘false lash’ effect.
Whilst I don’t typically use a pencil liner in my waterline or in the same way I’d use a liquid liner, I found the kohl eyeliner worked really well to tight-line the upper eyelid, and create the illusion of fuller lashes. It didn’t transfer or smudge, and the colour was a true black.
I’m so happy with this lovely set and will definitely be getting a lot of use out of it now that it’s nearly Christmas and the New Year. Topshop also have a great sale on their beauty gifts at the moment, so you’ll be able to find this along with some other gorgeous bits and pieces. Buy here for £22.
Thanks again to the fabulous Jenna for my present (you know me very well!) and please let me know in the comments if you have any questions or recommendations for me! I’d love to know which products you’re using over the festive season too.
Happy Christmas Eve!