As my obsession with rose gold everything continues..a makeup brand caught my eye which I had to try out. Rosie Huntington Whiteley, yes the gorgeous super model, has brought out a makeup collection with Autograph for M&S ..now apart from all of the packaging being stunning and eye catching..the shades and variety of items she has created definitely grabbed my attention, elegant classic shades that can be worn in the daytime or vamped up for the evening.
The range varies from skin care to face,cheeks, eyes and lips. When I first saw the stand in Marks & Spencer I was kind of overwhelmed and didn’t really know where to start..I purchased a few items I knew could potentially be a staple in my make up bag.
My first thoughts when looking over the stands were that it does look quite similar to Charlotte Tilbury’s range..focusing on rose gold packaging but nevertheless I continued looking round.
The first item I grabbed was the Radiance Cream – £18 this instantly reminded me of CT’s Wonderglow Primer and when I tested it on the back of my hand it had similar qualities..glowy, smoothing and light enough to be used as a primer.
After using it a few times now I really do love this stuff..it blends well over moisturizer or you can use it as a primer/moisturiser in one which if you’re in a hurry would be a perfect go to product..you get a subtle glow with it and leaves a super smooth base for foundation.
Next up is the Translucent Finishing Powder – £18. I’m always up for trying new face powders and this one looked promising. I love the tub this powder is in as it has a unique mesh over the top of the powder..you simply dip in the brush and the mesh brings out just the right amount of product without you having to tap huge amounts of excess off, something I hate and think wastes the product. The feel of this powder on the face is baby soft…it’s a very finely milled powder and sweeps on effortlessly, sets your makeup in place without leaving it too caked up.
The next item I couldn’t wait to get my hands on was the eyeshadow palette in Copper Gold Rush-£18. Again this reminded me of the C.T eye palettes..it contains one matte shade which is a taupey nude, perfect as a base shade however this does come off slightly darker when swatched than it appears in the palette, one highlight…a creamy champagne ideal for a brow bone highlight. Now for the main reason I picked up this palette, a stunning rose gold shimmer shade which gives a lovely pop of colour and finally a dark chocolate-brown which is matte but with flecks of glitter running through it.
I love these eyeshadows..especially the rose gold shade. They are quite pigmented and appear on the lid as they do when swatched on the back of your hand..definitely buildable shadows, however I do find when applying I get some fall out onto my cheeks, easily removed but nevertheless I find these do fade a little throughout the day, but if you were to use an eyeshadow primer, I use Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo, the colour becomes more intense when applied and they last just that bit longer.
Overall I really like these products the only thing I find strange is that all the products I picked up were the same prices..I would say the face powder is overpriced but because I loved the result it gives to my make up I would be happy to repurchase.
I’m eager to try a few more things from the range. The Eyeshadow Sticks in particular as when I swatched them the colour intensity was amazing and for £12.50 I don’t think you can go wrong whereas the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Shadow Sticks are priced at £19. I also want to try out the Miracle Concealer and Lipsticks from the collection.
What do you think of the RHW range for Autograph ?
Until next time