So at the weekend I went down to see two of my best friends from home in Reading and obviously the first thing we did was hit the shops (the shops in Reading are amazing, they literally have everything!). I did a post a couple of days ago about wanting to find my perfect peach/coral cream blush (that's here if you missed it-my-hunt-for-perfect) and so we headed straight to Topshop so I could get the blush suggested by call-of-beauty, birdle and beautyramblings which was the Topshop cream blush in 'Head Over Heels'...
First things first, I'm a sucker for any make up that comes in a box as I think it makes it seem so much more high end, so for the incredibly reasonable £6 price tag (even less with student discount) I was chuffed with the little black packaging it came in. The actual compact style casing of the blush is very cute too and the fact it comes with a mirror is brilliant, although I do find it a bit hard to get open, but that's probably just me being silly! The pan of product is nice and big too so you can easily use any brush with it, unlike the Maybelline cream blushes which come in an annoyingly small pot. Onto the actual product then...the shade is exactly the peachy/coral I was after and it looks as good on the cheeks as it does in the pan. It's incredibly pigmented so you need to be careful you don't over do it but I find if I apply it lightly with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush (review here-amazingrealtechniques) then it gives me a really natural, even peachy glow that looks lovely with a tan so will be great for summer. I also really love the cream to powder consistency, although being a cream product and dewy finish sort of girl I'd quite like it if it remained even more creamy and dewy once applied to the skin.
Below are some photos of it's first test run, which was a night out in Reading, both me and my friend Lydia (middle of first photo) are wearing 'Head Over Heels' and faye (far left) is wearing the blush in 'Neon Rose', which is a brighter coral/pink.
The blushes in action before the night out...
and very close to the end...
As you can hopefully see the blushes hardly budged so they are really long lasting too, even when you've had a bit too much wine and start dancing a tad too enthusiastically hahaaa So overall I'm a huge fan and can't wait to collect the other shades and try out some more Topshop make up! Are you a fan of cream blush and Topshop make up? What would you recommend I try out next from their range?
So as you can probably tell I had a very fun weekend and got to see my boyfriend on the way back to Sheffield too which was really lovely as always. This week isn't quite so fun and lovely though as it's deadline time so I'm a bit stressed out, although I had a big hand in today that I'm so glad is out the way. Ohh and how good is the weather today! As soon as I saw the forecast I whipped out a summer dress and even though I've been stuck in a lighting box all day doing work for my theatre design module it's made me a much happier bunny :)
I hope you've all been able to enjoy the sun today!