I never really consider M&S as somewhere to go for beauty, nor do I go for celebrity makeup ranges or perfumes. However, when I saw my favourite makeup artist Lisa Eldridge do a tutorial on Rosie Huntington-Whitely on her Youtube channel, I thought she looked absolutely amazing and definitely wanted to try out the Rosie for Autograph products.
I decided to go for the eye shadow quad and the radiance cream, as I needed some new eye shadow and the radiance cream seemed to be the most popular item from the range. Actually, when I tried to order the liquid it was sold out online, and there were only 2 bottles left at my local M&S in Watford!
The radiance cream is the product that everyone is talking about so I was more eager to try this out. When I first put it on, I was surprised at how thick the consistency was compared to other ‘radiant’ primers or illuminators. It also didn’t look that shiny or illuminating to me. When I put the product on, it also didn’t seem particularly highlighted or pigmented in any way – it almost seemed like your standard primer, which I was very surprised about!
Underneath my foundation (I used Bourjois City Radiance, obvs) it made my skin look very smooth, which is what I would expect from a good primer, so I was happy with that. However, at the time, I couldn’t particularly see my skin looking illuminated or with the instant RH-W glow.
That said, when I got to work today, people kept commenting on how nice my skin looked. Even my mum said my make up looked good today, and she hates make up. When I caught my reflection today, I noticed that I looked visibly healthier and my skin looked far less tired. As someone who has been through a lot of stress recently and been a bit poorly, this is something I REALLY needed!
Another good thing about this is you get 35ml, not the standard 30ml… 5ml could potentially be another week’s use, you never know…!
I feel I need to work with the radiance cream a bit more to see its full effect, but I can definitely see it working in the summer months where I don’t really wear foundation but my skin needs a bit of ‘oomf!’
I Feel Like A Million Dollars Eye Shadow Quad
(Photo cred to A Yellow Brick Blog – still haven’t taken a photo or swatches yet, sorry!)
My first comment has to be about the packaging – it’s great! It’s a rose gold shade, looking really sophisticated and very similar to Charlotte Tilbury make up. In fact, I had been debating whether to buy a quad from CT so I was very happy to get one from M&S at a fraction of the price! (Rosie’s is £18, CT’s is £38-45).
I got the quad in the colour ‘I Feel Like A Million Dollars’ because why the hell not!
Generally I’m not a massive fan of eyeshadow – I don’t always like the look of it or feel of it on my eyes, plus I’m crap at applying it so that doesn’t help. But when it comes to a neutral smokey eye for a night out, I’m loving these kind of colours.
The consistency of the eyeshadows is great – they’re very creamy, blendable and highly pigmented. I wore the top right and top left eyeshadows together on Saturday night for dinner and drinks, and was really surprised when I got home and my eyes were just as bright (at about 1am). I hadn’t even put eyeshadow primer on or anything.
The bottom right colour is great too as a highlighter shade, really working well on the brow bone and on the inner corner of my eyes.
Overall I really like both of these products, particularly being pleasantly surprised with the eyeshadow quad. Let me know if any of you have tried these products out or more from the RHW range – I’d love to try some more of her products!