21 posts tagged "Topshop"
If you’re still getting used to the idea that you can just pop into Topshop to stock up on mascara, lip tint, foundation, and nail polish, along with any number of body-con dresses, this bit of news might rock your world. The famed British retailer has recently introduced a range of tools to its ever-growing beauty arsenal. The streamlined collection includes eight makeup brushes, a pair of pretty decent tweezers, an eyelash curler, and a pencil sharpener—all of which are priced to sell (brushes range from $6 to $20). Our favorite feature is the white scrawl on each handle that lets you know where and how to use it. Sure, the “pluck” directive on the tweezers is a little gratuitous, but the “lip” and “eye” distinctions are helpful; even we confuse the two brushes every now and again (hey, it happens to the best of us).
Topshop’s cosmetics line officially debuts today. While it won’t likely cause the kind of line-down-the-street frenzy characteristic of a limited-edition designer collab or, say, the U.S. flagship’s confetti-strewn grand opening last year, making haste to 478 Broadway is still advisable. That’s because this stuff is pretty darn cute. As we reported at the beginning of the year, the range features a core collection of staples as well as seasonally driven trend collections that echo the fashion-forward aesthetic behind the U.K. retailer’s clothes (S/S 2010 is all about the festival spirit; Glastonbury may still be a month away, but there’s no reason you can’t start channeling your inner folk goddess a little bit early). They’ve taken everything into account, too: from adorable, hand-drawn packaging to a great color palette of lip and eye products and an impressive array of complexion-enhancers and fun nail lacquers. The products became available on the online store today as well, but if you can make it downtown to get the tactile experience of playing with some of the standouts (there is a Lip and Cheek Tint that we’re currently digging), it’s well worth the trip.
We told you it was in the works last summer, and more details have finally surfaced about Topshop’s proposed beauty line. Set to bow in May at its top 30 locations (the Soho store included!), the U.K. retailer will be launching two cosmetics ranges: a core line of staples and a seasonal trend collection. Both were designed by the company’s consulting makeup artist Hannah Murray, who works on its ad campaigns and happened to whip up those feral eyebrows backstage at Unique last weekend, using select items from the new range. The products are designed to echo fashion-forward colors often found in Topshop’s clothing and to foster a newfound willingness to experiment—in other words, true to the try-and-see mentality currently sweeping the beauty world. A cement-colored nail polish, a strong lavender eye kohl, and a smoky eye palette are positioned to help women get their basics or push the envelope, all within a price range of $8 to $20. Click here for a sneak peek at the new line. [WWD]
With shopping season in full swing, we’re finding it difficult to pay attention to ourselves. Nail, face, and hair maintenance are falling by the wayside as our spare time is devoted to picking out yet another scented candle or fragrance for extraneous family members. Which is why we’re so excited about a new holiday service at Topshop. For one week beginning Monday, December 14, you can hit up the dressing room at the Broadway flagship to have your tresses refreshed with John Frieda products, your nails polished with M2M lacquers, or your makeup touched up by a Jouer Cosmetics specialist—all while you peruse the racks for a floral body-con number (all right, we haven’t completely forgotten about ourselves). All services are free of charge and there will be complimentary beverages as well as magazines to flip through, so you get the full “me time” experience.
Topshop ground floor, 478 Broadway at Broome St., NYC.
It looks like Forever 21 isn’t the only trend-conscious retail chain getting into the business of lipstick and powder compacts. Topshop has confirmed that it will be launching a makeup line in March 2010. Dreams of a Kate Moss-designed smoky eye palette are dancing in our head. [Cosmetics International]
Alli, the only non-prescription drug approved by the FDA for weight loss, is under investigation by the agency after more than 30 reports of liver injury. And so, miraculous weight loss in pill form still eludes us. (We hear plain old exercise and a balanced diet can work wonders, though.) [Allure]
HD Makeup strikes again. The makeup artist from this weekend’s Miss Universe pageant reveals that she used Kryolan Hi-Definition products on all of the contestants to combat unforgiving camera clarity. If you were wondering how Miss Venezeula’s skin looked so flawless when she declared an end to feminism, now you know. [Beauty Blogging Junkie]