Saturday 23 July 2016

M&S Rosie For Autograph Lip Glossy - Sweet Nothing Kisses

Next time your out shopping go into a store and to any make up counter or stand and your bound to see some sort of celebrity endorsement or collaboration. From bloggers to actresses and models, we are in the age of the celebrity and celebrity sells!

When I was younger the merest mention of one of my favourite celebrities would be enough to make me head to the tills but as I've gotten older I like to think I'm a little bit more selective. One collaboration lately though, that did spark my interest, was Rosie For Autograph at Marks & Spencer.

As a well known and well loved supermodel, and actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely, was already well known as one of the faces of Marks & Spencer's fashion line, but recently, citing her love of make up and vintage glamour, she teamed up with the high street store to produce a range of BUAV approved, cruelty free and hypoallergenic, fragrances and beauty products.

When the range was first launched it created a bit of a buzz both in the press and the blogosphere, probably down the amazing rose gold tone packaging. We all know how bloggers love a bit of rose gold, but this range isn't only about the packaging, the products inside have also been getting some rave reviews.

Purely based on the packaging and the appearance of some of the products at first glance I wanted everything but this range isn't the cheapest and since the prices are more high end than drugstore, I was good and just picked up the one item - a Rosie For Autograph Lip Glossy.

I love these twist up, chunky style lip pens and this one is no exception. The product comes in a  hard to photograph, high end looking glossy black and rose gold box which offers the merest hint of what is inside. Open the box and your greeted with a beautiful but again hard to photograph, coppery, rose gold tone chunky lip pen, with the Rosie For Autograph logo on the side, and essentially for this type of product, a tight fitting lid!

There are currently six shades of Lip Glossy to choose from and  I went for the shade Sweet Nothing Kisses.

It looks very bright in the tube but this is not a solid, block colour so when you swatch it,  it almost has jelly like finish and it becomes a shiny, lighter almost rosy pink,

Thanks to the shape of the tip this product is super easy to apply, and thanks to the absence of alcohol, it feels quite moisturing and softening on the lips and it doesn't feel sticky or tacky. It looks slightly different on my lips than it does in both the tube and in my swatch but I'm fine with that, on me it changed into a super glossy wearable pink shade that I love

I've pretty much worn this product to death since I bought it, I've worn it in several videos and it even featured in my March / April Favourites Video which you can see here or below

I love the feel of it on my lips, I love the stylish packaging and I love the colour. It's definitely made me want to try some more products from the Rosie For Autograph range but the price tags do put me off a bit. For what in essence is a shops own brand, this range isn't cheap, for example an eyeshadow quad is £18 and you can pay either £18 or £20 for a bronzer, Are you paying for the Rosie Huntington-Whitely association, or are you paying for the aesthetically pleasing product and the beautiful packaging? Who knows? I'd like to think you're paying for the quality of the product and the fact that it cruelty free but these days you can never be sure what your actually paying for when you buy make up. Who am I kidding though I love make up and 9 times out of 10 if I like something or want something enough I'll ignore the price tag and head to the checkout anyways :) So if you have any Rosie For Autograph recommendations I'd love to hear them x

The Rosie For Autograph Lip Glossy comes in 6 shades and retails at £12.50 for 2.5g of product. The Rosie For Autograph range is available exclusively at selected M&S stores and online.

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