The Look: Dorothea In Topshop


An Alexa Chung shout out lends such massive credibility to a brand that it should come in the form of a really heavy trophy. It's the type of information that should be in the first paragraph of the brand's Wikipedia page; they should make those little seal-of-approval stickers, "Alexa's Pick!"

Topshop's Rio Rio lipstick experienced a double whammy: an Alexa Chung endorsement, seconded by Liv Tyler. Since that rather large blip in the ITG Neat Product radar, they've been quietly building their own street cred. A great felt-tipped liner here, a soft smudgy formula there, and a Freckle Pencil (probably just the standard liner formula, only done in a frecklish taupe—but the sentiment is cool!).

But the real star of their beauty collection, at least currently, is the Chameleon Glow Eyeshadow, specifically in Shuffle The Cardsa yellow metallic that flashes warm baby pink depending on the angle. Wet it with eyedrops and load a short, fluffy but stiff shadow brush with the flakey metallic pigment and press onto the lid for full impact (Nars Wet/Dry brush was made for this exact purpose). Blend and shape with a clean, fluffier brush to diffuse the shadow nicely over the entire lid and soften any edges.

Not sure if she'd tried this one yet, but it's worth Alexa-level hype.

Dorothea Barth-Jorgensen (The Lions) photographed by Tom Newton. Makeup by Annie Kreighbaum.

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  • Emma Hager

    I love Dorothea!!! She's a wonderful artist, too. Displaced Bones is such a cool cyber place.

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    I love a duo chrome eyeshadow? Is Topshop cruelty free?

  • Rosa

    This is great, will definitely be picking this up along with Rio Rio. Does anyone know if their Glow highlighter is a good dupe for the RMS one?

    • Alice

      I haven't used the RMS one so I can't attest to how close it is, but I love Glow, so much. It's a brilliant little pot of magic. Very subtle.

  • Katie

    This looks absolutely beautiful!!! I'm gonna have to try it :)

  • speed

    I like to layer (powder) formula over cream as well, but the Maybelline Color Tattoos are too hard for me...they don't seem to blend out very well. I think I even tried warming mine in the microwave. Maybe it's just their silver color? I also have a Maybelline Dream Mousse (I think) that I picked up at a Dollar Tree. Unsurprisingly, considering where I got it, this last product seems to have been discontinued, but it smears and blends a lot better for me than the Color Tattoos. I wish I could get more of the Dream Mousse stuff. Any recommendations on how you apply yours with success? I have also found the Makeup Forever creme shadow to be a bit hard to smear as well.


Topshop Chameleon Glow Eyeshadow
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