Friday, 19 October 2012

Topshop Make-Up: Dark Side of Nude

Last week marked the launch of Topshop's latest make-up collection; Dark Side of Nude. Being a big Topshop Make-Up fan and having been super impressed with previous Limited Edition collections I headed straight to my local Topshop branch to try out the glamorous new collection. Inspired by 'horror heroines' the decadent nine piece Autumn/Winter collection is an ode to gothic glamour with a beautifully romantic twist. The collection offers an atmospheric palette of mushroom, slate grey, fawn and gold, vamped up with deep clarets, high-shine blacks and a touch of glitter.

Topshop Make-Up: Dark Side of Nude

After drooling over the make-up counter for what felt like forever, I eventually decided on the Eye Palette in Atmosphere, Nails in Panther and Lips in Wicked. I love the entire collection; the luxe look of the packaging and the quality of the product makes it one of Topshop's best make-up ranges to date. I could have bought the entire collection, alas my bank balance wouldn't allow it.

Topshop Make-Up: Dark Side of Nude

The main feature of the collection is the eye palette, at £16 they're relatively pricey but they really are worth every penny. The colours are gorgeous and so highly pigmented that you only need very little product to achieve a dramatic look. Both colour palettes come with three metallic shades, a small eye-shadow brush and a compact mirror. I opted for Prism which has black, bronze and silver shadows. I'm not normally much of an eye-shadow girl but this palette is so gorgeous I just had to buy it. I was really torn between the two palettes; Atmosphere has beautiful mushroom, gold and purple shades which are stunning, particularly this time of year but being a bit of a colour phobe I thought I'd get much more use out of this palette. 

Topshop Make-Up: Dark Side of Nude Eye Palette in Prism
Topshop Make-Up: Dark Side of Nude Eye Palette in Prism

Next up is Nails and I'm already a big fan of Topshop Nails so naturally I wanted to buy all four of the colour options. The Dark Side of Nude polishes come in Thorn, Star Dust, Granite and Panther and have a matte black lid to differentiate them from the standard Nails collection. I opted for Panther, partly because of the name but mainly because I felt that for £6.50 it was better value to buy a glitter polish as apposed to a standard one. This polish is amazing, the black and silver glitter combined looks really effective either alone or over a black or granite nail. I've been playing around with it all afternoon and really can't wait to wear it out! 

Topshop Make-Up: Dark Side of Nude Nails in Panther
Topshop Make-Up: Dark Side of Nude Nails in Panther

Lastly is Lips, and this has to be my biggest weakness. After looking at the collection online I was completely sold with the deep claret lipstick. Besides already having plenty of plum shades for autumn I just couldn't resist it. Aptly named 'Wicked' it's a gorgeous deep wine that really plays up the gothic edge of the entire collection. Similarly to the other products it's really well pigmented and offers a flawless, moisturising finish. With it's super sleek packaging I think it will be my go-to lipstick this winter. I absolutely love it!

Topshop Make-Up: Dark Side of Nude Lips in Wicked
Topshop Make-Up: Dark Side of Nude Lips in Wicked
The Dark Side of Nude collection also comes with cute 'Get The Look' cards which give step by step tutorials to achieve different looks. You can pick them up in-store or watch the make-up tutorials online at Topshop.com/DarkSideOfNude. I have completely fallen head over heels for this collection and I've already put the rest of it straight onto my Christmas list!

Have you tried the Dark Side of Nude collection yet? What are your favourite products?
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8 comments

  1. oooo i havent ttried it yet, but ive deffo got my eye on that pallette, its gorgeous! x

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  2. It's such a beautiful collection, would definitely recommend the palette! X

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  3. the eyeshadow palettes look amazing! xx

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  4. gorgeous collection! i love the glittery nail polish, and the eyeshadow pallette looks beautiful! great post :)
    xxx
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  5. It just looks so AMAZING! i love the black packaging.
    I didnt even know this was in Topshop!!


    x

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