Topshop Sandstorm: Best Bits

I was lucky enough to get my mitts on a few samples from Topshop’s latest collection this week. ‘Sandstorm’ is the first collection that has really caught my eye since the range was launched last year, and I thought I’d show you all my top picks from the newest collection before its release later this month.

The collection is an eclectic mix of pretty pastel and sparkling metallic shades. The product that initially caught my eye was the ‘Equinox’ metallic crayon. Similar to those released in the first collection last year, this is slightly more of a rose gold hue which applies very smoothly and blends like a dream. It isn’t as opaque as the last crayons, but this does make it a little more wearable.

The ‘semi-permanent’ liquid eyeliner in ‘Perpetual’ scared me at first (visions of rubbing my eyes sore trying to remove it!) but it is easily wiped away with an oil based make up remover. The consistency is surprisingly thick and creamy and the finish is ever-so-slightly metallic.

The nail varnish duos are also stunning, my favourite being ‘Zealous’, a bold metallic gold paired with a creamy pink. See below for my quick (and sloppy!) attempt at an alternative french manicure…

My top pick from the colection however, has to be the creamy lip colour in Daze. This is honestly one of the only ‘half lipstick, half gloss’ colours that really delivers, It’s exactly what I was hoping the MAC creemsheen glasses to be: creamy, moisturising and opaque. The colour is fabulous too. Similar to Viva Glam Gaga, but more wearable, it lasts for hours too (the photo below was taken 2 hours after application)

Overall, I’m seriously impressed with Topshop’s latest offerings. With prices starting at only £5… you can’t really go wrong.

What do you think ladies? Will you be buying anything from Sandstorm?