We get sent a lot of beauty products, but it's not the coolest part of the job--that would be seeing the different ways our editors see inspiration in the same thing.
For Topshop Make Up's spring collection--edited by Hannah Murray, who is the retailer's lead makeup artist--we were faced with a range of face quads, lipsticks, liners, shadow palettes, and more. And each of us took the products in a totally new direction.
But instead of tell you about it, we wanted to show you. Scroll down to check out our inspiration boards, along with tips to turning it into your very own beauty look. Shop the entire Topshop Make Up collection now
--or go with our picks below.
Rebecca Willa Davis, Executive Web Editor
The Inspiration: The Virgin Suicides
. In my mind, spring is all about hazy mornings, gauzy fabrics, pastel-tinged flower petals, and a little bit of lace--all with a dark edge, which is where the dark waterproof liner comes in. In a rush to, say, make daisy chains? Just use the face quad to add a bit of dewy shimmer to your cheeks, eyelids, and lips.
Products Used: Topshop Waterproof Liner in Gunpowder
, Topshop Face Sculpting Palette in Kick Start
, and Topshop Lips in Saint.
Ray Siegel, Senior Web Editor
The Inspiration: Black Swan
. The contrast between the dark and light colors in Topshop's Smokey Eye Palette reminded me of the makeup you'd see in the Black Swan ballet (and of course the Darren Aronofsky film filled with Rodarte costume design.) As for the dark purple, almost-black lip--that's obviously more Kunis that Portman.
Products Used: Topshop Smokey Eye Palette in Glass House
, Topshop Waterproof Liner in Ebony
, and Topshop Lipstick in Depth.
Ali Hoffman, Web Editor
Goldie Hawn in '70s. I've been on a major vintage Goldie Hawn kick ( Shampoo
, Private Benjamin
, etc.) recently--I actually can't get enough. Aside from being insanely funny, her style couldn't be cuter. But most of all, I've become nuts for her mod-meets-minx makeup, which this collection couldn't be more perfect for. All you need is creamy rosy cheek, a subtly rose-lined lip, and a touch of gold under the eye to make them pop.
Products Used: Topshop Blush Stick in Sneakpeek
, Topshop Lip Liner in Wheels on Fire
, Topshop Golden Aura Palette