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>Topshop Sandstorm Collection


>Topshop Sandstorm Collection

>Man alive am I behind. I have so much stuff to share from NY Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, general life, etc… I’m sorry. I have the flu, I’m mega busy and I’m coming over to the UK next week so things are all manic. But when are things ever different, right? So, here you go… the latest report from Ms Keren, UK correspondent and all round pretty lady.

Sandstorm Collection has launched on the Topshop website!

I was lucky enough to go to the launch of the Spring/Summer 2011 collection, at the Sanderson Hotel in London a few weeks ago, in a room filled to bursting with very excited ladies. It was so full it was quite tricky to get close to the make-up without getting elbowed.

I have to say when I first saw the range it didn’t shout Spring/Summer to me, but having read their description I saw where they were coming from… the idea behind it is the colourful and spiritual ‘Burning Man’ festival based in the Nevada desert. The packaging instead of being the trademark black and white has accents of gold, and desert hues. From the swipes on the back of my hand my faves were the Metallic Mousse Eyeshadow in Glint, perfect for layering to get a foil finish.

And the 3 shades of metallic liquid eyeliner. Topshop say ‘it’s so efficient an oil based cleanser should be used to ensure full removal.’ And it was pretty hard to remove from the back of my hand.

I also got a press sample of the eye crayon in Zephyr. Which would be very handy at a festival for creating a quick smoky eye with added sparkle.

Looks like it’s not all on the website yet so keep your eyes peeled for updates…

I had a good look at their core collection while I was there too (not so many people elbowing around that stand!) They have some really vivid shades of lippy, and I think I’ll be purchasing Oh La La, if I can ever find it on the website, it’s a summery coral.

And their Solid Gel eyeliner is only £8 and it has has serious staying power, so if you want an alternative to MAC’s Fluidline (£13.50) or Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (£15.50) but for a lot less pennies I’d recommend the Toppers version.

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