Since I have watched Liza Eldridge video with Rosie Huntignton-Whiteley (this one) I wanted to see the new makeup range that M&S where bringing out with Rosie. I popped into my local M&S store the other weekend to just snoop around the makeup isles, as you do, and to actually see what items Rosie’s line for Autograph contained. I did not expect to like anything at all and for sure I did not expect to leave the shop with a new item in my bag.
Firstly, my local M&S beauty section is not the nicest one. I find that it’s not always very well stocked and it’s quite messy so most of the times I just don’t usually shop there. When I saw where Rosie for Autograph products were kept and how they were displayed my first instinct was to turn around and walk away because it just looked quite messy, over all everything looked like a bunch of items that are overpriced for what they actually are. A lot of the stuff was also not in stock which always is a bit of a shame. I am fairly glad I did not go by my first feeling and stayed to touch and swatch the products.
The packaging for this line is really beautiful. I think that the choice of rose gold is on point with current trends and do make the products look luxurious. The black with rose gold accents on the outer packaging makes you think that something exciting lurks inside and when you come to take out the items from the inside it’s as if you get to retrieve pieces of gold. The products look really nice and anyone would gladly have them on display on their vanities. The price point is towards higher end and I would say they are just only a tiny bit cheaper than MAC but by no means I would call it an affordable line. If a lipstick costs £14 then to me this is a luxury item.
As I said, I just wanted to get the feel of the products and was not going to buy anything but once I swatched Rosie for Autograph Cream Eyeshadow sticks I did not need even a second to know that I was not going to leave the place without one of those babies in my hands. I think there are 4 shades in the line and the one I choose to purchase was the shade Movie Star Crush. I would have said that it was a hard choice between the four especially as I normally go for the bronzy shades but once I swatched it I knew it’s love at first site. Movie Star Crush is a shimmery purple colour with definite brown undertones. It glides super smoothly on the eyes and blends like a dream. The staying power is really good. I have swatched it at few occasions and each time when I washed my hands the swatches were still very promintent. I had to really scrub to get them off my hands. Honestly, Movie Star Crush feels like a full on high end product and I can tell you that I will be writing a comparison post to another high end product because it is so similar to *** (wait for another post).
I am currently obsessed with Rosie for Autograph Cream Eyeshadow and have been wearing it every single day for the past week since I have bought it. I am petrified that if this is a limited edition product then I might need to quickly buy some back ups as I don’t know how I would be without it now. For the price of £12.50 it’s an amazing product and I urge you to run, no, sprint to your local M&S beauty departments and get your hands on it, especially the shade Movie Star Crush.