Thursday, 11 August 2016

Rosie for Autograph


Rose gold packaging.

Those three little words that every self-respecting beauty blogger is dying to hear and sets her heart on fire. An affordable line with a vintage appeal targeted towards the girl about town that will have you inching ever closer to feeling like a goddess-on-the-go.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley encapsulates that glowy, golden bronze look that we love, especially for summer. Think neutral eye. A sweep of bronzer. My-lips-but-better. A hint of blush and lashings of mascara. It strikes the precarious balance of looking healthy and put together without running the risk of others discovering that you didn't simply wake up like this.

For me, her look radiates simple touches, with beautiful results. She always looks flawless, but never try hard and feel free to show me someone who doesn't crave a little bit of this in their routine. This is why I was delighted to learn that Rosie had recently teamed up with department store veterans Marks and Spencer to launch her own beauty collection for Autograph*. As rave reviews ricocheted their way around the internet, I could hardly wait to get my mitts on a handful of items from the range to see what all the fuss was about.


In this beauty bundle I received two of the cream eyeshadow sticks (Almond Eyes and Movie Star Crush), one lipstick (I love you so much), a fragrance and a bronzer (bronzed beauty).


I instantly fell in love with the eyeshadow sticks as they are such a great staple for an everyday face and completely fool proof. The formula is creamy without feeling wet to touch, blends like a dream, sets down and will hang out on your lids all day long.

If you need a bit of a breather from standard shadows, these are the perfect choice for tossing in your bag for work or to help you transition from day to night. You can do a simple, light wash or build the product up to intensity. They are also ideal to line the eye with a bronze tone or use the lighter champagne shade to dab on the tear duct if you are a fan of all-round multi-task items.

I honestly can't fault them and have used either shade or both most days since. With only four shades the choice may prove a little too restrictive for some, but for everyday shades Rosie has got your covered. I feel like this limited collection ties into the thought process behind her product line and by not overcomplicating matters, translating hints of glamour into daily life becomes a breeze.


Rosie's signature fragrance is floral, feminine and fresh. I found that it was a joy to wear and felt like it really stood the test of time. It was pleasant catching whiffs of it as it adapted throughout the day and seemed to infuse my hair and clothes, and believe me that could only be a good thing. The scent was developed by a top New York perfumer with oil produced from hand-picked roses from southern France.

Totally dreamy-nothing but the best for Rosie.


For me, adding the perfect bronzer to the range was a complete no-brainer. A key element of her look, you can use this matte shade to warm up the skin in a flash.

A light dusting on the spots the sun would naturally hit and you are all set, but please feel free to be as heavy handed with this as you wish. When channeling a RHW vibe, there is no such thing as too much bronzer.


These lipsticks. What a thing of beauty!

Each comes encased in rose gold with a delicate rose engraved on the bullet. I've said it before and I don't mind stating it again for the record: I really am a huge fan when brands pay real attention to detail and overall product aesthetic. Personally I feel that this really gives them a noticeable edge when compared with many similar trending items on the market. The down side to this of course is that it can make certain items almost too beautiful to use, but I always manage to talk myself into it.

"I love you so much" is such a vibrant, pick-me-up lip colour, which applies smoothly thanks to the argan oil and feels comfortable to wear, so no worries there. As a universal rule with almost any lip shade, you can layer up the pigment pay off or subtly dab on the lips for a more understated finish.

With 12 shades to choose from you can happily work your way up the spectrum from neutrals to brights, or even a mauve/brown if you are fully feelin' the retro 90s vibe. That being said, while it clearly works for some, some things are better left in the past...


A word to the wise- life truly has enough worries of its own, so when it comes to beauty remember to keep it simple and allow yourself to go with the flow. I would recommend that you take a trip in store to fully spritz and swatch this collection so that you can find your own favourites. The perfect choice for taxi titavation or to keep you feeling radiant in a rush.

Call off the search! I won't be letting these lil' war paint weapons out of my sight anytime soon. Whether it is in the morning or on the move, this new collection will guarantee that no matter the circumstances, everything is comin' up rosie...

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes only. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

How can I connect with Rosie/Marks and Spencer?

www.marksandspencer.com
Twitter: @RosieHW
Twitter: @marksandspencer
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