Topshop Shuffle The Cards Chameleon Glow

10th March 2016

The Topshop beauty range is something I find myself overlooking sometimes but I’m not entirely sure why, as I’m yet to be disappointed by anything I’ve tried but when I spotted the Topshop Shuffle The Cards Chameleon Glow I knew I had to have it.

Topshop Shuffle The Cards Chameleon Glow

The Topshop Shuffle The Cards Chameleon Glow is completely out of my comfort zone, but it just managed to captivate me at first glance but it’s hands down the hardest thing I’ve ever had to photograph – my photos just don’t do it justice, it’s definitely something you need to see in the flesh to truly appreciate it.

Topshop Shuffle The Cards Chameleon Glow

The Topshop Shuffle The Cards Chameleon Glow £9 is described as a ‘dual pigmented multi-use powder’ which can be used as an highlighter to an eyeshadow. I do think it’s quite pricey for what it is as it’s £9 and it only contains a small amount of powder.

However I’ve never seen such a strong duochrome effect on a powder like this before, it is truly remarkable and looks gold, amber and red depending on the way you look at it but I just couldn’t photograph the multiple shifts that it has.

Topshop Shuffle The Cards Chameleon Glow

The texture of the Topshop Shuffle The Cards Chameleon Glow is smooth, but it does contain chunks too which tend to fall out so I’d recommend applying it before your foundation if you’re using it as an eyeshadow or you’ll end up in a right mess. The pigmentation is insane, and it almost feels as if it’s a cream. I could only get two of three shifts – the gold shift, and the amber shift but there’s also a gorgeous reddy pink shift too but my camera didn’t want to play ball.

I have tried to use the powder as an highlighter but it’s much too dark for my skintone, but it’s incredible as an eyeshadow and I absolutely love it. I’ve found the best way to apply it is over a sticky eyeshadow base like the MAC Painterly Paint Pot, so it has something to adhere to and I like to use my fingertips to apply it to my lids and then use a brush to tidy up the edges. It only takes a matter of seconds to apply, but it looks as if you’ve spent ages trying to perfect your eyeshadow.

I cannot recommend the Topshop Shuffle The Cards Chameleon Glow powder enough, it’s truly beautiful and I am dying to get my hands on the other two shades available; Wax and Wane, and U-Turn as Shuffle The Cards is such an amazing shade. I have a couple of the Makeup Geek Duochrome shadows which are lovely, but this really is on another level and I urge you to check it out next time you’re in a Topshop store.

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