November 17, 2014

Topshop The Foundation Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Top Shop The Foundation

Topshop The Foundation is a new serum-like foundation that Topshop launched earlier this Fall with a selection of new facial base products such as primer and concealer. Honestly, if you told me last week I’d be using Topshop The Foundation and loving it, I’d likely have called you a liar.

Although Topshop makeup has been very, very impressive thus far I must say a foundation takes me outside my comfort zone. We’re seeing so many department stores doing makeup collection lately such as H&M and Forever 21, etc….some of the products they get right, others they don’t but foundation is always a sacred product for me and not something I’d think to get at my local clothing store.

But here’s Topshop, proving me wrong.

Topshop The Foundation

Topshop The Foundation is available in five shades selections and comes housed in a glass bottle with glass dropper. You might have instant visions of Armani Maestro or even the recently launched Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid. Fluid foundations are such a thing now be it at your luxury makeup counter or at the drugstore or in this case at a stylish and popular clothing department.

This stuff is divine. Don’t be like me and turn your nose up at the idea of a clothing store creating a decent foundation. Believe me they create a decent foundation, hell, it’s better than decent. This a lightweight fluid foundation with a creamy texture that’s slightly thicker than Maybelline’s and Armani’s consistency. It’s light, it’s airy, and it provides sheerer second skin coverage that looks delightfully naked on skin.

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Topshop The Foundation (Shade 1)

Topshop The Foundation swatches

Topshop The Foundation Swatches (Shade 1)

Coverage varies but this is the type of foundation that enhances your own natural skin. It’ll conceal minor redness, darkness, and dullness and has a nice brightening look with a semi-matte finish that doesn’t cling to drier areas. I love fluid foundations with a passion as they absorb so easily and leave behind a very natural, naked yet enhanced skin tone. This applies smooth, evenly, and flawlessly every time and wears for a solid five hours with minor fading at hour six. It does have a fresh fragrance so just beware sensitive users.

It is $25 so a bit more expensive than what you’d get from Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid but of course, considerably cheaper than Armani’s formula!

Your next stop to Topshop I’d highly recommend checking out the Foundation. It might just surprise you as much as it did me. A delightfully lightweight foundation that’s easy to wear and sports the formula of a much higher end brand.

Available now at Topshop locations or online at topshop.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions 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.

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  • cat

    I hate picking foundation. It’s bad enough why I try to find a concealer to match my skintone. Now I have to find something to put on my whole face? I wish testers were more popular in US stores, particularly for foundation. I haven’t worn foundation in years. Last time I checked I was L’Oreal n2 but that was a little light.

    Is the fragrance just masking the smell of the ingredients or is it really strong?

    • Isabella Muse

      fluids are typically sheerer than liquid foundations, they have a more serum-like texture that flows easier. Liquids are creamier and have more coverage and are also heavier compared to fluids. Fluids typically have a second skin type of coverage that absorbs easily into skin while enhancing it where as liquids tend to lay a atop of skin.

  • dia

    I am confused. Aren’t most foundations “liquid” and “fluid”? This one looks thinner than usual, but what’s the difference in the categories?

    • Isabella Muse

      fluids are typically sheerer than liquid foundations, they have a more serum-like texture that flows easier. Liquids are creamier and have more coverage and are also heavier compared to fluids. Fluids typically have a second skin type of coverage that absorbs easily into skin while enhancing it where as liquids tend to lay a atop of skin.

  • Jessica

    How do you feel about this serum foundation vs the Bare Skin in regards to transfering and rubbing off easily?? (Literally the BE Bare Skin wipes off completely if I so much as miss and rub my face with my hand by accident)