Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Topshop eyeshadow in Wax and Wane is all kinds of gorgeous!

Only a beauty lover like myself would not bother looking at the clothes in Topshop when having a mosey in Newry recently.  No, while Joanne was trying something on, I found myself at the makeup stand and proceeded to cover myself in swatches.  I caught sight of this stunner of a shadow and once I swatched it and caught my breath again, I popped it in my basket and left it untouched until I could take photos of it.  This killed me.

Wax and Wane.  That's all I know about this shadow other than it's the most duochome-y shadow I've ever seen and can actually genuinely say I have nothing like this in my collection, hence the purchase.  I think it set me back £5 or thereabouts, might be limited edition but still, when you get the calling with something like this, you do what has to be done, and what has to be done is that you buy it.  The end.

It's a shade that needs to be seen in the flesh because twenty odd photos of the pan up close still doesn't show how multidimensional it is.  It has a brown base with a green duochrome sheen that looks almost blue or purple when the light hits it.  So bloody complicated to explain!

But let's get looking on the eyeballs shall we.

Topshop Wax and Wane eyeshadow - dry
Used dry as a wash of colour gives an almost wet look to the lids which is lovely and delicate and perfect for those days where you don't want to look like you're wearing a lot of makeup.  The duo chrome aspect means that when you blend the edges, the only thing that's left is the brown base, so it basically does the work for you.  You get the sheen on your lids and the brown in the crease, adding definition.  I'd definitely wear it to work dry and as there can be a bit of fall out with it, apply it with your finger or with a flat eyeshadow brush and pat it on to make sure you don't look like a disco ball.  You'll thank me later.

Topshop Wax and Wane eyeshadow - wet
When used wet, the green duo chrome is amped up and it reminds me of MAC's Club eyeshadow on steroids.  I like to take an eyeshadow brush and spray it with a setting spray or a primer, in this case I used the new Smashbox Primer Water and then picked up lots of product with the wet brush.  What you get is a finish that draws so much light to the eyes and is perfect for a night out.

Topshop Wax and Wane eyeshadow wet (left), dry (right)
Do yourself a favour, go to your nearest Topshop and get this if they have any left.  Your eyeballs will never look the same and it'll be sure to get people asking what you're wearing!  So now because of these one thing, I'm very intrigued at all things makeup in Topshop.  What do I need to try next?



  1. So pretty Karen, really makes your eyes pop!
    Siobhan xx

  2. i LOOOOVE this colour- funny, I never think to pop into Topshop for the makeup either! :) Wonder if they have this down south of the border for us? It's gorgebags on you, esp when wet. Might have to pop into Topshop on way home for a snoop! :)

    1. I think Sile from Emerald Eyeliner found one yesterday/the day before. Feckin love it and will most deffo be checking out Topshop for makeup in the future!

  3. That shade is right up me street, I want it now!!

  4. That is a smashing look you created!

  5. Oooh it's so unusual! Putting it on my endless 'to buy' list.


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