March 19, 2014

Top Shop Lip Cream Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Top Shop Lip Cream

Need a little drama in your life child? Well please do grab yourself some Top Shop Lip Cream ($14)! Available in five outrageous shades Top Shop Lip Cream is an absolutely brilliant little purchase.

I swear Top Shop has really done what no fashion retailer has successfully done as of yet. They created a line of incredible cosmetics…granted, I’ve tried other fashion retailer cosmetics from places like F21, H&M, etc…but none show the quality of Top Shop’s Cosmetic Collection.

So if you haven’t, do try some of the line soon especially these Top Shop Lip Creams!

Top Shop Lip Cream’s $14 price tag might throw you off slightly. “Hey, they create fashion not makeup! That’s kinda high for makeup by what’s essential a fashion retailer isn’t it?”

Believe me they pack quality with these Lip Creams so the $14 bucks is worth it!

This is a thinner, slippery textured hybrid formula that’s one part lipgloss and one part liquid lipstick. The texture is virtually weightless on lips and has a faint vanilla taste and flavor. The single shade I tried provided opaque color on a single application and builds to crazy bold, pigmented glory (in my photos below I’m wearing two layers).

Top Shop Lotus Flower Lip Cream

Top Shop Lip Cream swatches

The texture is that of a lightweight cream without any tackiness or stickiness. Color glides across lips easily with a slightly slippery feel that’s slick not not necessarily hydrating but is slightly moist (no worries, it isn’t dry either). I own plenty of lip creams but this isn’t like any I’ve tried as it lacks the matte, velvety texture of a true lip cream. I’d call the formula hybrid of sorts as it has the consistency of a light gloss, color of a liquid lipstick, and even has a bit of a staining effect as it wears away so it also acts like a stain. The wear time is around four hours for me without eating or drinking and even though the color is bold it doesn’t migrate of feather on my drier lips.

Needless to say the shade I tried, Lotus Flower, is a stunning purple. Since some folks were disappointed with the pinker shade of Sephora Pantone Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick you might feel like this shade gives you more of the dramatic purple you were hoping for. It’s quite vampy but totally wearable.

I do urge you to check out Top Shop Lip Cream. This one makes it onto my Muse Approval list.

Top Shop Lip Cream fotd

Loves it and will be purchasing more shades!

Available now at Top Shop stores or online at


This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t think i’ve ever tried extreme lip creams so not sure how they compare.

  • Carrie

    Love Top Shop all the way around. I stocked up on their lip balm years ago that came in their signature decorated pots & super cute! I am always big about the packaging :). Will have to try this cream as the balm rocked it! That color looks really good on you. I am very fair skinned & afraid to try the bolder colors, but you have made be a believer!

    • Isabella Muse

      go for it carrie 😀 I think it’ll look fab with fairer skin!