27 February 2016

Left to right - Sparkle & Magic, Feline Fox, Movie Star Crush, Almond Eyes.

Marks and Spencer's
offering when it comes to beauty has improved significantly of late, with them now stocking brands including Pixi, Stila, Nails Inc, Emma Hardie - but to name a few. Up until now though I had never paid too much attention to their own make up line - Autograph. However, when I saw that they were teaming up with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to create the Rosie for Autograph range, I became intrigued and was drawn in by both the beautiful rose gold packaging on offer and the whispers of Chanel-esque comparisons. The verdict? I wasn't disappointed.

There are a number of stand out products in the range - the lipsticks and the cream blushes being two of my faves (if you want a quick review of these, there's one over on my Instagram page). Today though, I wanted to concentrate on what for me are the stars of the show - the cream eye-shadow sticks. Though the shade range isn't as extensive as the sought after By Terry Ombre Blackstars, the staying power and blend-ability are just as good if not better. And the shades that are available are particularly beautiful.

If you're a fan of the cult favourite 'Misty Rock' then 'Movie Star Crush' is a must have as it bears striking similarities as does 'Feline Fox' to the shade 'Bronze Moon'. My two favourites amid the bunch though, are what I would consider to be the more unique shades - both with a golden shimmer but at either end of the spectrum. 'Almond Eyes' - the lighter shade of the two provides a subtle wash of pale gold, perfect for day to day wear, where as 'Sparkle & Magic' is much darker combining what I would describe as being a hint of gunmetal iridescence to it - suitable for more of an evening make up menu.

When I swatched these originally - three hand washes and a rather lengthy bath time later, the remnants could still be seen - some impressive wearability right there! And, at less than half the price of the Ombre Blackstars, this offering provides some stiff competition.

Have you tried anything from Rosie's range - what were your thoughts? If not, is there anything you fancy getting your hands on to trial run?

Sarah x

1 comment

  1. I'm tempted to scout out an M&S store for some makeup swatching now. These look really nice and like great dupes. :)