Topshop ‘Dark Side of Nude’ Collection

Topshop have a new collection out and it’s a bit of a stunner -it’s called ‘Dark Side of Nude’ and if you like your neutral/nude type shades but with a bit of an edge then this is definitely one for you to check out. It has a touch of the Gothic to it, but in a grown up way – rather than in the angry teenager way.

The two nail varnishes are predictably great quality – ‘Granite’ the dark grey is gorgeous. I do love grey as a year-round shade. Dark for A/W and pale for S/S (on a slight side note, if you had said to me five years ago about wearing great nail varnish I probably would have thought you were a crazy person, but now I love it…how times change!). ‘Stardust’, the gold glitter is amazing – I layered it over the grey for a sparkly accent nail. It didn’t need multiple coats at all, just two swipes and it was this glitter-packed. Amazing, especially considering it’s over such a dark base.
The eyeshadow palette is called ‘Atmosphere’ and the shadows feel so nice and silky and lovely and pigmented for a shimmer shadow. The gold in the middle is the most wearable but I love the idea of the purple for a darker look – this is my perfect sort of coloured shade. With colour but not in your face, nice and muted. Blended with a warm brown this would look stunning. The slightly pewter like silver is also really pretty and will compliment all sorts of eye shades – I imagine that this would look amazing on green eyes. But a lovely cool toned neutral, but with an edge.
I have to say I absolutely love the dark matte packaging – the top of the palette has a graphic pattern on it in a slightly glossy finish in contrast to the matte. I love that it’s a bit of a change to the cute Topshop main range packaging – it’s a bit edgier and a bit more sophisticated. Overall, as a neutral lover – this collection is a HUGE winner for me. Gorgeous. 
The whole Dark Side of Nude collection also includes a couple more nail colours (a deep red and a black with silver sparkle), another eye shadow palette and two lipsticks – a nude and a deep berry red. 
UPDATE: Topshop are launching a #trickortweet twitter competition to celebrate the brands debut Halloween collection ‘Witching Hour’. You can enter on twitter by tweeting @Topshop wtih your favourite Halloween style tip or a twitpic of thei Halloween outfit and use the hashtag #trickortweet
@Topshop will be sending personalised messages to entrants to thank them for taking part and the best tweets each day will win £100 gift cards! 
What’s caught your eye from this collection??

Topshop Dark Side of Nude is available now from (prices start from £6.50)
PR samples.


  1. Ellie
    October 26, 2012 / 7:07 am

    Nail varnish looks amazing!! 🙂 x

  2. October 26, 2012 / 8:01 am

    Need the gold glitter nail varnish! X

  3. October 26, 2012 / 8:26 am

    Oh these are beautiful must check them out!

  4. October 26, 2012 / 9:18 am

    Love those eye shadow palettes – unbelievably I’ve never tried Topshop make up before but I think it might be time!

  5. Sophie Emma Harrison
    October 26, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    Love the eyeshadow colours but I wish they were matte instead of shimmer, I’ve gone off shimmer recently and have been looking for a really great nude matte eyeshadow palette. I love the glitter nail polish though.

  6. October 26, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    I love this collection so much! I’m desperate for the dark lipstick, ‘Wicked’! xx

  7. October 26, 2012 / 7:46 pm

    Love the nail polishes and the eyeshadow trio you swatched! Lovely colours hope I can get my hands on these x

  8. Sam Ram
    October 26, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    The eyeshadow look amazeballs! and the nail polish. Thanks for sharing defo checking these out when next in toppers


  9. Sami
    October 28, 2012 / 10:57 pm

    The eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous… you’d never think it was Topshop!

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