New Additions: Topshop Makeup

A few weeks (read: months – eek!) back now I popped in to good old Toppers and didn’t come out empty handed. Nothing but consistency from miss spendy as always. In addition to new shoes (a whole different story in themselves), I came away with two new additions to the beauty stash. Topshops Glow highlighter is an oldie in Topshop makeup terms, it’s part of the more permanent collection and has been around for a long time, appearing in countless blogger makeup bags – but I’d never tried it. Forever being put of by the fact it looked far too glittery (i’ll get on to that later). The second item is a slightly more recent release, part of this years spring/summer collection, the Glow Stick in the shade Spotlight is a cream highlighter in twist up stick form.

I picked up the latter in hopes of having a highlighter/blush hybrid, but wasn’t really wowed by it’s blend-ability or staying power. It gives a nice sheen when tapped along the cheek bones, but it simply sits on top of makeup, looking rather unnatural or moves it around. Safe to say it didn’t win me over.

But then we have the Glow highlighter… I’d been scared of it’s disco ball properties, but on getting this home, there were no giant scary glitter chunks in sight. Obvious shimmer, yes, but the glitter i’d been seeing must have been down to tester pot contamination. The worst kind of contamination there is. This one blends far better and gives the most beautiful glow. I think it’s one of my favourite cream highlighters I’ve tried in terms of consistency and finish. It’s only let down is that it seems to cause those niggley under the skin bumps that are sometimes cause (on me) by high street makeup. So unfortunately it’s not an everyday makeup favourite. But a damn good highlighter none the less!


  1. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    29 May 2014 / 7:58 am

    Shame about the glow stick, since the color looks really promising! :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. Grace Denny
    29 May 2014 / 8:10 am

    I have no idea how I have yet to try any of the Topshop makeup products – look at the size of the rock I've been hiding under! haha. The highlighter sounds fab, but the whole under the skin bumps sitch turns me off them a bit. Can't deal with those. 😛

    XO, G from grace'd

  3. Pink Elephant Blog
    29 May 2014 / 8:19 am

    Love the look of that Glow Stick… reminds me very much of Nars Multiples. I love Topshop makeup!!

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  4. Scoo
    29 May 2014 / 8:52 am

    The glow stick is so cute! Haven't spotted anything quite like it!

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  5. Brittany Seel
    29 May 2014 / 8:59 am

    I reeeally need to try the Glow Pot highlighter, I have heard such amazing things about it!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  6. It's a blondiie thing!
    29 May 2014 / 9:11 am

    Ah, I was so soo close to buying the glow highlighter a few months back, but kept getting scared by the shimmer from the tester – this has led to me into thinking maybe I should actually give it a go so thankyou haha.

    Kristy |

  7. Stephanie
    29 May 2014 / 9:15 am

    I'm a BIG fan of the Glow Highlighter from Topshop, I think it's lovely!


  8. Maddy
    29 May 2014 / 9:21 am

    Love the sound of the highlighter, I will definitely have to get my hands on it! x
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  9. sophiesmakeupblog
    29 May 2014 / 9:22 am

    Topshop has such pretty packaging! I have the glow highlighter and love it! x


  10. Josie
    29 May 2014 / 10:02 am

    Ooh Looks like a fab dupe for the Nars lip pencils!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  11. nueyork
    29 May 2014 / 10:06 am

    I need to try this, every time I see it in Topshop it tempts me but it looks far too shimmery in store for me too! It's good to hear that it was just tester pot issues, not the product itself.

  12. Katie Z
    29 May 2014 / 10:11 am

    Really love Topshop make-up!

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  13. PWhiley94
    29 May 2014 / 10:47 am

    I have a few Topshop make up bits and I love them. My favourite is the Glow Highlighter too it's such a gorgeous shade for summer.


  14. Leah Roxanne
    29 May 2014 / 10:47 am

    The Glow Stick sounds really similar to the No. 7 Pop and Glow Stick. Such a nice idea, but hard to blend and you end up with more on your fingers or makeup brush than on your cheeks.

    Love the post 🙂

  15. Sara Chergui
    29 May 2014 / 11:46 am

    Heard so many good reviews about Topshop products !
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  16. Poptartsandsex
    29 May 2014 / 1:19 pm

    Love Topshop makeup! xx
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  17. Rosebeauty
    29 May 2014 / 1:31 pm

    I love the Glow Highlighter! x

  18. Eilidh
    29 May 2014 / 1:33 pm

    I've never thought of trying the Topshop makeup!

  19. Emily
    29 May 2014 / 1:48 pm

    I get the same lumps under the skin with high street makeup, it's so annoying & i wish i knew exactly what caused it. I still need to try TopShop Glow highlighter nevertheless though, anything that promises a dewy glow is my vice!!

    Emily xx Beauty Bunny

  20. MicroscopeBeauty
    29 May 2014 / 1:54 pm

    I have yet to try any Topshop makeup so I'd love to see a post about everything you've tried or your recommendations? I'd hate to go in there blind!

  21. Aerie Berrie
    29 May 2014 / 2:23 pm

    Never tried topshop makeup xx

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  22. Lillian ParisianToBe
    29 May 2014 / 2:43 pm

    I'm a little sad that you didn't get on with the Topshop Glow Stick–it looks amazing! I always trust your opinion, though, so thanks for saving me a few pennies. x

    xo Lillian from Parisian To Be

  23. Holly
    29 May 2014 / 2:45 pm

    The highlighter is so pretty! Maybe one to save for nights out though if it does that to your skin but gorgeous nonetheless x

    holly la beau

  24. Jennifer F.
    29 May 2014 / 3:58 pm

    I love your blog!

  25. FadingPolaroids
    29 May 2014 / 5:00 pm

    I've always liked the Topshop beauty products! I just wish they would come to Belgium…

  26. Charlotte Luxe
    29 May 2014 / 5:26 pm

    I'm always put off Topshop beauty products (I don't trust clothing companies with makeup for some reason!) but the highlighter looks lovely, might have to give it a try!

  27. Lisa Robb
    29 May 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Great post
    L x

  28. Lorren
    29 May 2014 / 6:31 pm

    Can I ask how you apply the highlighter from the pot? Sorry if its a stupid question. Is it with a brush? Xx

  29. ErinElizabeth
    29 May 2014 / 7:00 pm

    I have never really had much luck with lip-blush hybrids myself. Sounds like I could skip this one if I ever try getting on that horse again, haha!

  30. Chelsea Leigh
    29 May 2014 / 7:04 pm

    I really want to try that Glow highlighter! Lot's of people seem to love it!

  31. Caitlin Barnes
    29 May 2014 / 9:38 pm

    I bought the highlighter and hated it, then one day forgot my eye palette and decided to experiment with this and blusher. Sounds really odd, but this on the lid and a rosey blusher in the outer corners and crease actually gave such a nice rose gold look! I wear this look a lot know, except with a rosey eye shadow and have turned a few others onto using it too!

  32. Megan Roisin
    29 May 2014 / 10:03 pm

    I do love the glow highlighter, something I lusted over for quite some time before buying recently 🙂
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  33. Beth Searle
    30 May 2014 / 11:00 am

    I've been umming and ahhing about getting Topshop makeup for ages. I think I may have to have a serious look, because they have some amazing products!

    Beth. x

  34. beautyfromthestar
    30 May 2014 / 8:59 pm

    topshop makeup design their packaging so well!

  35. Daniella C
    31 May 2014 / 12:48 am




  36. taykuree
    01 Jun 2014 / 5:54 pm

    I love your posts! Sadly I live in Germany where we 'only' have fashion from Topshop, I'd love to test some beauty products from there, too, since it's one of my favorite clothing brands!
    Pl check out my blog, I don't have much followers, but thats not the case,right? xx

  37. Abigail Gunther
    02 Jul 2014 / 3:16 pm

    I have read your blog very carefully. It,s really informative and enriched with important information. makeup oils, cosmetics

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