Rosie Huntington-Whiteley really is the super model of the moment, and with good reason; she’s absolutely beautiful and she collaborated with Marks and Spencer for a stunning lingerie range which was and still is a massive success. Following the huge success of the lingerie range, Rosie has collaborated with Marks and Spencer for an even more exciting collaboration; the Rosie For Autograph Makeup Range.
I have to be completely honest and hold my hands up and say I wasn’t particularly interested by the range.. that was until I had seen images of the collection and now after trying a few pieces from the collection, I am seriously impressed. I would describe myself as being quite hard to please, but the Rosie For Autograph Makeup Range has really, really impressed me and I apologise if this post is full of gushing positivity but I think it might be one of my favourite brand/celebrity collaborations to date.
The Rosie For Autograph Makeup Range can be purchased in selected Marks and Spencer stores as well as their website, and the range is pretty extensive with face, eye, lip and even fragrance porducts. The range’s products are packaged within black glossy boxes with rose gold accents, and the rose gold carries on through to the product’s packaging too.
From the images I saw online, I was worried that the packaging would feel a little cheap and plasticy but now I’ve had a chance to play with some of the products, they really don’t feel or look cheap at all which is great as the prices are between the higher end of the drugstore and luxury high end brands so I’m really happy that the quality of the packaging and products match the price tags.
The first product from the Rosie For Autograph Makeup Range which I have is the Rosie for Autograph Eyeshadow Palette in the shade Deco Diamonds £18. There are four different palettes to choose from and each palette contains four large eyeshadows within a beautiful rose gold, NARS-esque compact with a mirror within the lid.
The swatches on the website really don’t do the shades justice so I’d recommend searching online before purchasing as I’d never normally go for this palette but in real life it’s seriously beautiful.
Deco Diamonds contains a pretty champagne shimmer, a satin grey/olive shimmer, a matte chocolate brown and a shimmery silvery taupe. The pigmentation of the shades is amazing.. I mean amazing.
The quality is very much on par with high end brands, and as always my swatches are without a primer and with a primer, they become even more impressive. I never really get a lot of looks out of an eyeshadow quad as such but this really is a versatile selection of shades, and I cannot stop using it.
The next item is the Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy in the shade Lights, Camera, Action £12.50. The Lip Glossy is described as being a jelly soft lip gloss with a cushiony feel, gives lips brilliant colour with a smooth, water shine finish and has a twist up bottom so there’s no need for a sharpener. Lights, Camera, Action is a bold orange toned red which I feel is a little bit more wearable due to the glossy, slightly sheer finish.
It can be worn quite sheerly in one swipe, but a couple of swipes helps to improve the intensity. In terms of being a lip crayon, I think it has a good formula but I just didn’t find myself as wowed as I have been with the eyeshadow palette and the eyeshadow sticks but if you’re a fan of lipstick crayons, I’d recommend giving them a try next time you’re in store.
My star product from the range without a doubt is the Rosie for Autograph Cream Eyeshadow Sticks in the shades Feline Fox and Almond Eyes £12.50 each. I would consider myself as a bit of an eyeshadow stick addict, I have a ridiculous amount of them and these are the best I’ve ever tried; very bold statement I know, but they’re better than Laura Mercier, Kiko, NARS, Bobbi Brown and Clinique.
The formula of these eyeshadow sticks is perfect.. they’re very creamy, very smooth, very pigmented, easy to apply, easy to blend, they’re multidimensional and you have a good 30 seconds to blend and smudge before they set.
they have set, they don’t budge whatsoever. Feline Fox looks quite brown in the stick, but on the lid it’s more of a chocolaty brow with an olive green shift, and Almond Eyes is a gorgeous champagne/pale gold. I so need the other two shades from the range; Sparkle & Magic and Movie Star Crush ASAP as I love these two so much, but I so hope they bring out more shades as I love, love, love them.
I’d love to know if you’ve picked up anything from the Rosie For Autograph Makeup Range yet?