The Topshop Chameleon Glows: Reviews and Swatches

26 May 2016

So this post has been lurking in my archives for a while, but as a bit of procrastination a creative break from my PR Debate Report due Friday, I thought I'd finally get this review on the blog. Whenever I wander into Topshop I always find myself at the beauty/makeup counter, and it felt like I was swatching this bottom gold shade every single time - so I popped it and it's partner shade on my Christmas list and here we are now. 

The Chameleon Glows are described as "multi-use powders" in that these "dual-pigments" can be used as both highlighter or eye shadow. I personally find these too out-there and glittery to use as a highlighter (I did test these out as part of my stage makeup for a dance show), but I reckon these could work a lot better for darker skin tones than my own. The top shade Wax + Wane is a purple powder with a silvery blue iridescent tint to its glitter - which to me gives it a bit of an alien/mermaid vibe. This gorgeous pigment can be toned down swept over the top or purple and red toned eyeshadows, and I tend to pair it with the Maybelline Color Tatoo in Metallic Pomegranate or the Warm Notes or Delicate Acidity shades from my Zoeva Cocoa Blush Palette.

Shuffle the Cards is predominantly a yellowy gold shade with pink glittery iridescent counterpart, but in some lights it can look quite green-ish too. This is a lot more wearable that Wax + Wane and a lot easier to pull off when blended over the eyelid during the day. These duocrome effect powders really do pack a punch when applied with the fingertips, but can be a lot more subtle when applied using a blending brush. To add a bit of intensity to my usual eyeshadow look for a night out, I'll pop a fingertip's worth into the centre of the eyelid to make the colour really pop.

The formulation of these are quite smooth and are in no way chalky. However due to the glittery consistency when applying these with a brush you do get a lot of fall out, so it may be best to do your eyes before foundation. These photos and swatches really don't do the pigments any justice as the glitter was so hard to photograph but I can assure you they are like really pretty and make everyone I show them to swoon.

Overall I am so so happy with these, and they are certainly the most unique additions to my makeup bag. I swear they never used to be £9 a pop (inflation eh?), but even though they are little, I think these are set to last me a really long time - just like their longevity. I think these would be perfect for festival makeup!

Have you tried Topshop's Chameleon Glows? What's your favourite makeup look for a festival?
C x

12 comments

  1. They're so pretty I always look at them when I'm in Topshop and I'm yet to buy them, you make them look so worth the money, I might have a look next time I'm shopping! x

    - Eternalleigh.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah see I think these photos don't even do them justice as the glitter was hard to capture! But definitely give them another swatch when you are next in Topshop - they are small, but because they are so pigmented I know that these will last a really long time, so are definitely worth the £9! Thanks for reading Leigh :) x

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  2. Wow these are absolutely gorgeous, I need to swatch them in store some time! Thank you for sharing dear! xxxxxx

    www.romantiquely.com

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    1. They really are stunning powders, so definitely worth a swatch when you are next in Topshop! Thanks for the lovely comment and stopping by on my blog :) xx

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  3. These look so cool! I really want to try some more Topshop make up, I've only tried a couple of bits but really liked them!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. Thanks Lauren! They really are such gorgeous pigments and they make for such pretty eyeshadows. Behind the cream blush in Head Over Heels and a couple of nail polishes, these are the third product I've had from the Topshopb beauty range and I'm so impressed. Definitely give these a swatch when you are next in Topshop :) x

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  4. Those shadows look amazing!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. These really do make pretty eyeshadows and I've never seen anything as multi-pigmented as these! Definitely worth trying these out when you are next in Topshop. Thanks for stoppping by on Charlotte's Road :) x

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  5. Admittingly I only actually use Glow pot from Topshop make-up range, which is incredible, but I do really want try more products. These look amazing, and I love the sort of desert, goldie shades of them. Definitely gonna have a try sometime :) xxx

    Y x | www.thesweetsevenfive.com

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    1. Ahh the Glow Highlighter from Topshop has been on my beauty wish-list for ages, I must pick it up soon! These really are gorgeous shades and I think they are quite unique products too. Yes the golden one is definitely desert-y and will be perfect for summer, so I definitely recommend you give these a try. Thanks for reading :) x

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  6. These swatch so pretty! I think the yellows gold is my favorite. I didn't know top shop even had beauty items. Great post. :-)
    JennyLovesBeauty♥


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    1. Ah see these swatches don't even do the colours justice!! They look even prettier in real life. Yes the yellow gold is a lot easier to pull off but I think the purple shade is equally as lovely. Thank you, and thanks for reading too :) x

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