For a while now I've been wanting to try the new Rosie Huntington-Whitely skincare and make up range for Autograph. Rosie has been modelling for Marks and Spencer for quite some time and has had her lingerie collection in store for a while now and this year she has branched into skincare and make up.
Marks and Spencer beauty department has changed!
Marks and Spencer have always had a beauty department but over the last couple of years it has really changed. It used to be a few body creams and shower gels with the odd lipstick and eye shadow thrown in but they had a big refurbishment in 2014 and now the beauty department is somewhere I can get lost in for quite a long time, it's very nicely set out and has a nice mixture of brands from Stila, Ren and Cowshed to Pixi by Petra, Barry M and Bourjois.
Why did I buy it?
I knew when I went into the shop that I was going to get something from Miss Rosie H-W's range as I'd seen it advertised and had read about it but I just wasn't sure what I wanted. The lipsticks were lovely colours but I wasn't in the market for another lipstick, then I checked out the blushers but again, they were pretty much what I already had at home. So after much consideration I chose two products to purchase, the Amazing Radiance Cream and an eye shadow palette. I have more than enough eye shadow palettes but they are my "thing" and I couldn't resist plus I knew I'd use it.
|Autograph Amazing Radiance Cream|
What does it do?
The 35ml Amazing Radiance Cream comes in a little bottle in a rose gold box. I love rose gold, I know it's everywhere at the moment but I do love it. The cream is a "brightening cream for instant radiance", sounds good, right? An added plus is that it has a small amount of SPF in it (SPF 6) which is not a sunblock by any means but definitely worth having in a face cream.
While this can be worn by itself or under a foundation I have actually only used it as a highlighter so far, on my cheeks and a little bit on my brows. I can see why it is called a radiance cream because the shimmery pigments do perk up the skin considerably and I was pleased that it can be easily blended and that it sits well with blusher over the top, or over the top of blusher too.
Would I buy it again?
The only thing I'm not thrilled about is the price, this cream costs £18. While it is lovely I'd have been happier paying around the £12 or £13 mark for it but I can see that there would have been marketing costs and the packaging is really pretty. I'd have to think hard about replacing it as I do own other highlighters that do the same job for less money.
Here's the link to Rosie's Autograph range if you want to have a look. By the way, I love the Rosie eye shadow palette and I'll review that soon.
Rosie for Autograph Make Up Range