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After reading some good reviews on Topshop's make-up products I was really keen to try it out myself. However, my nearest Topshop store is tiny and so doesn't sell any of their make-up range and as I like to look at and sometimes try out make-up products before I buy them, I didn't really want to buy them online from the Topshop website.
Finally, I went shopping in Newcastle which has a very big Topshop that does sell the make - up, and lots of it. I was actually quite shocked at how many products there was as I wasn't expecting it to be a big range. They have lots of different products and in lots of different shades, so even if Topshop isn't usually for you, their make-up might be.
As Christmas is coming up and sequins and sparkles are coming back in fashion, I really wanted some glittery, sparkly make-up too as I don't really have any (that actually worked). I am a big fan of eyeliner and the darker the better, and so I looked at these fat glittery eye crayons first. They had several colours available including midnight, satchel, tarnish, pewter and rock chick. These are the shades that are available on the Topshop website at the moment, mine is black with gold glitter that I can't find on there so it must be out of stock online at the moment, but there was lots left in store when I was there two weeks ago.
I tested the product out on my hand first and drew a line to see how dark it looked, and if the gold glitter transferred onto my hand at all, which it did. I have bought products in the past from Avon's sparkle range which were nothing like they looked in the brochure and none of the glitter on the make-up products I purchased from the range actually transferred onto my eyes when I used it. As this looked good on my hand I bought it hoping that it would look just the same when I used it on my eyes.
I was going out that night and so used it for the first time that same day. I applied a neutral eyeshadow first and then replaced my usual felt tip eyeliner that I use for a night out with this crayon. As it is a crayon the line goes on much thicker than an ordinary eyeliner, but this is the look I was going for. I loved the results and you could really see the gold glitter on my eyelids too. It wasn't over the top and gave a subtle sparkle to my eyes, which you notice even more on photos.
The crayon itself is creamy and so draws on your eyelids nicely and isn't rough on the skin.
The only disappointing thing in my opinion about this product is that it does not stay dark enough on my eyes for very long and I had to keep reapplying. Luckily I took the crayon out with me, as I usually do anyway on a night out, but I had to keep reapplying this more than I usually would with my other eyeliner. However, as this is a crayon and not a felt tip style, I wouldn't really expect it to be as good and so I cannot fault it for that. I don't mind having to reapply now and again and if you are not fussed about your eyeliner being really dark like I am, then you may not want to reapply at all. The glitter stays on your eyes for ages but the black starts to turn a grey colour after some time.
This costs £5 which I think is cheap, I was expecting Topshop's make - up to be overpriced just like a lot of their clothes are! Also, you will need a bigger sharpener for this and Topshop sell a dual sharpener for £3.
Topshop's make - up range is not available in all Topshop stores, mostly just their bigger stores, but it is available on their website. I was cautious about buying online without testing the products out first, but after purchasing this crayon I won't be afraid to just take a gamble and order some online in future!