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21 February 2016 18 comments


I promised you an in depth review of the Rosie for Autograph range at Marks and Sparks, and today, here it is! 

I mentioned in my First Impressions post (I've swatched almost everything from the range here if that's useful to you!) that I've already fallen in love with this range. Honestly, it's so reminiscent of high end beauty, everything from the packaging to the shades to the formulas, look and feel expensive. I've got a few more products on order (I know..) but here is what I immediately picked up way back when it launched, and I've had a good while to trial them out. 



Lipsticks in Lady Rose and Laugh Out Loud | £14

Even though it's hard to choose, I think these are probably the stand out products of the range. From the outside, the bullets are rose gold (yaasss) and simple in design; no silly embellishments and just a discrete logo on the side. The magnetic closure on these guys and the engraved rose makes them feel super luxe, it's the stuff of dreams. 

On the inside, all the shades are creamy and opaque, setting neither with a shiny nor matte finish. I'm actually swatching these next to my Tom Ford lipsticks as we speak and the finish and colour pay off is exceedingly similar. These are the kind of beautiful lipsticks you used to steal from your mum's drawer, with that kind of timeless, luxurious finish of an almost bygone era. I'll read you the spiel on the box because I don't think I can put it any better: 'A hydrating lipstick with a nourishing super-soft feel. Comfortable to wear, lips feel soft and smooth, with long lasting, intense colour. Enriched with argan oil'. I think that's spot on, they last around 5 hours on me at full intensity and wear off smoothly and evenly until you reapply, and there's a subtle vanilla cupcake scent which you can't smell once on your lips. 



Of the 12 shades available, I picked up Lady Rose, a gorgeously creamy, dark, dusky pink/mauve with a neutral undertone. This is actually pretty similar to the discontinued Negligee by Tom Ford (and Richard from Lips & Boys) but slightly cooler/pinkier in tone. I also grabbed Laugh Out Loud, which is pretty much the polar opposite. LOL is a stunningly bright pinkish-red (there's definitely some corally-pink to it) that I think is going to be the lipstick of summer. 

I've been giving these lippies a good go since procuring them and my verdict is pretty bold; I officially deem them on par with Charlotte Tilbury and Tom Ford. And these are fourteen pounds. If that doesn't excite you, I don't know what will. 


Lip Glossy in My Best Girl Friend | £12.50

If bold, intensity just isn't for you then there are 4 chubby-colour-balm-sticks that might attract your interest. I have rambled on about the lipsticks but I don't really like these any less, they're just different. A beautifully hydrating balmy stick of colour, these aren't too shiny, not at all greasy and the shade range includes a nude, pink, peach and red; perfection. These for me make for an effortless daytime lip for a sheer wash of colour and some hydration. 

Rose Gold Makeup Bag | £16

So the justification here is that I actually need one (during the constant self-debate to get the Truffle Clarity Clutch). The outside is wipe-clean-able and the inside is lined with a black, suede-like material. This one ticks many of the boxes being rose gold, simple and just the right size (~20 x 14 x 6cm).



(and I'm wearing the Lip Glossy here)

Highlighter Powder in Rose Bud | £18

This is definitely the stand out face product for me. As much as the cream blushes and radiance cream are lovely, this guy has luxe written all over it. Again, rose gold packaging, and you actually get a generous 8g of loose powder, compared to say a 4.8g blush/highlight pan from Nars. 

Inside, you access the highlighter through a fabric mesh and a raised section on the inside of the lid stops product escaping past that mesh when it's closed, a nice detail. This powder is fine as. If you've ever tried the Illamasqua Powdered Metal in Ether, it's a similar texture, one so fine it'll just float away.

There's a gorgeous mix of white, gold, pink and champagne particles that together make for the perfect highlight shade, whether you're fair or slightly darker in skintone. Apparently Rosie had a big hand in getting this one right, and who doesn't want a glow like hers? Something I really like about this highlight, over others, is that it's so versatile when it comes to buildability (definitely a word). If you're part of the subtle crew like me, just go in gently with it. If you like a strong sheen, layer it up (I went heavier so it'd show up on camera). Either way, it melds beautifully into the skin, for a glitter-free, gorgeous-as-hell glow. 

I do very much like other items in the range such as the cream blushes, eyeshadow palettes and cream shadow sticks but I would say there are other products on the market that are just as good, in formula and shade selection (these Kiko ones for example) but there are already a few more lip products on their way.. and possibly the Radiance cream.. (C.Tilbury Wonderglow-esque).

Have you tried any of the Rosie for Autograph range?

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  1. The lipsticks look gorgeous! I mean they are rose gold! The shades are really beautiful x
    Paula |

  2. This range looks so nice, I especially want to try out the shadow sticks. The highlighter looks gorgeous on you! xxx

  3. Thanks for the reviews this was really helpful! I love the look of that highlighter, it looks amazing on you! x

    Georgina | Rent or Chanel?

  4. I've never heard of this brand before, I didn't even know Marks and Sparks even sold makeup! These all look lovely and the packaing is stunning :)

    Corinne x

  5. Oh, those lipstics get even me excited. :) They look so cute, the rosegold packaging is such an elegant touch! :)

  6. I love the rose bold bullet and the little rose embellishment on the lipstick is so cute! I wish we had this in canada!
    Macarons and Mischief

  7. ROSE GOLD *Silently screams in happiness* I love this packaging and it slightly remind me of Charlotte Tilbury, it's just gorgeous.


  8. I actually just brought a few from this new range when M&S was doing 20% off last week! I agree the lipstick quality are so great for its price and the packaging is seriously up there with Charlotte Tilbury's too! Just too gorgeous not to share

    Bonnie x
    Beautiful Appreciations

  9. I can't get over how nice the highlighter is, will definitely be having a look next time I'm in M&S!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  10. What beautiful products, I definitely want to try that highlighter!

  11. The packaging on these is so beautiful, very reminiscent of Charlotte Tilbury ;)

    Chloe x | Snug Corner

  12. Lady Rose looks stunning! I picked up a couple of bits from this range (the cream blush and the eyeshadow stick) and was SO impressed. I'm really tempted to go back and try more now...xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  13. Oh my goodness, those nude lipsticks have Definitley been put onto my wish list ♥

  14. I am dying to try the Rose HW range, everything looks stunning and the packaging is just gorgeous xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  15. I was eyeing this whole range up today but since I can't afford it all, I wanted to read up to make my selection. The lipstick in Lady Rose is definitely going to be purchased!

    Katy |

  16. Oh yea... I will definitely need to check these out when I come over there!! xx

  17. That highlighter is gorgeous! I especially love the detailing on the embossed lipstick. So elegant. I wish this line was easier to locate in Canada! Lovely photos and great review.

    x Caitlin // Minimalist Makeup


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