Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and M&S knows how to get a beauty blogger excited! Making our dreams come true, they have released Rosie For Autograph Cosmetics, a range of make-up in rose gold packaging and it is just so pretty! Can we just take a moment to appreciate it's prettiness right now!
What Rosie Says:
‘After over a decade of working as a model, I have been fortunate to have access to some of the best products in the industry. From this, I’ve been able to define me own ‘look’ and get a strong understanding of exactly what works to achieve it - and what doesn’t! When it comes to my own make up, I like to keep things simple; ‘pretty natural’ is my go-to look and I wanted my own collection to reflect this and make it easy for others to achieve the same’.
I mean, if this range could make me look like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, then I’m all over it like a rash. Unfortunately, it doesn’t - but that’s ok! - I can’t get enough of easy-to-use and on-the-go make up lately.
I love putting make up on when I'm going out but the older I get, the more products I need to use, so anything that shaves a bit of time when applying all that slap makes me happy! That means high pigments and long-lasting, creamy yet blendable. I don’t ask for much, do I?!....
Rosie For Autograph, the successful franchise, has extended their brand in to the world of beauty (Yay!). Exclusively for Marks & Spencer, the new cosmetics range is 51-piece collection.
If you saw this collection without being told where it is from, you would NEVER have guessed Marks & Spencer, would you? It would never have even crossed your mind, if I’m being honest.
Rosie Huntington-Whitetely has really pulled M&S from it’s dowdy image with this bunch of rose gold beauties and I have never lusted after anything from M&S before (apart from ALL OF THEIR FOOD, of course) but I am genuinely excited about Rosie For Autograph Cosmetics.
It’s a collection that’s going to capture the attention of all ages, and in all it’s gorgeous rose gold/copper packaging goodness (is it rose gold or copper? Rose gold? Or copper? Let's not be pendantic!). Even if you're not M&S's target market, it’s hard to ignore this new cosmetics range.
So, the shiny packaging has got your heart, want to know how the actual product matches up?
This cream blush is BEAUTIFUL, it is love at first sight! It’s a silky cream that has a non-streaky, powdery finish - my favourite kind of cream blush. I dislike the ones that leave a shine because they also tend to be sticky too, but this one from the Rosie For Autograph collection sets as a matte powder.
Don’t let my swatch put you off, I know it looks reeeaaally bright for a blusher but I’ve laid it on heavy to show you how what the shade is like and how pigmented it is.
It blends into a really pretty flush of light pink! My tip for using cream blushers is to apply with your fingers by dabbing the cream on to the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion to begin with, and then dab the colour upwards on the cheek bones.
You can use a soft brush to blend and blur but if it’s a good quality cream blush, you shouldn’t have to. I think the point of a cream blush is it’s convenience and the fact that you can apply without the use of a brush.
This eyeshadow quad palette has 4 versatile shades that will take you from day-to-night. Ballet Slippers features an ivory pearl (suitable as a base, blender or even highlighter), a light brown, a pearly champagne pink, and shimmery grey.
I am very used to eyeshadows that are high in pigments (eg. MAC) and so the eyeshadows in the quad palette are a bit too tame for me, I like them dark and heavy. However, bearing in mind who the typical M&S customer is, these shades are soft, subtle and not at all intimidating - the darkest colour in the palette isn’t even that dark.
On the plus side, this means that you don’t have to be the skilled of make-up artists to use these eyeshadows to achieve a beautiful look. They are incredibly easy to apply and they are so blendable, you can have achieve a nude, natural daytime look or a subtle smokey eye for the evening within minutes!
Lip Glossy in Lights, Camera, Action (£12.50)
These types of gloss sticks have been my favourite recently and I reach for these more than I do lipsticks because they're not as heavy in colour, so I'm VERY happy to see this amongst the mix!
I like how you can just apply them without wearing lipliner, and you can just swipe it over your lips a couple of times and you’re done. No faffing about with lip liners, lip brushes, or even a mirror!
Lip Glossy is ‘a jelly soft’ solid lipgloss with a smoothing shine finish. I posted an Instagram photos of what this BEAUTIFUL shade looks like on my lips, as you can see, the colour pay-off is good for a lip crayon. Lights, Camera, Action is a stunning orange-red - I love it and can’t wait to check out the other three shades!
Eyebrow Pencil (£10)
I am jealous of people who can fill their brows in with a pencil. I don’t use an eyebrow pencil as I have sparse brows and using a pencil doesn’t give a natural look, but I’ve been using the wrong ones all this time.
If you’re someone who can’t live without one, there are two shades to choose from. A lot of brow pencils I’ve tried in the past have been quite solid and that’s probably why I’ve previously favoured powders over pencils. I’m impressed with how creamy the pencil is, and therefore, it isn’t going to give you a harsh brow.
This brow pencil will help you shape and fill in your brows for a really natural look. It’s not just any brow… it’s an M&S brow (lol).
Rosie For Autograph Cosmetics are cruelty-free and hypoallergenic. The whole collection is available to buy in store or online.