2016 see’s my rose gold obsession deepen. January saw Rosie Huntington Whiteley launch her full make-up collection for Autograph cosmetics I just knew I had to get my hands on some bits and pieces. The collection is designed to be easy to use, modern make-up classics with the seal of approval from the supermodel and goddess herself. There is a focus upon more neutral hues with the collection consisting mainly of pinks, browns, creams and soft metallics. I was pleasantly surprised at how affordable the range is…and with so much to choose from Rosie has made sure there is something for everyone. Plus the gorgeous engraved, rose gold packaging, makes for the most instagrammable make up collection ever.
After using a lot of self-restraint not to buy the whole collection, I managed to decide upon three everyday staples; a cream blush in the shade Camisole, a eyeshadow palette in the shade Copper Gold Rush and a lipstick in the shade Silk Rose. The blush is a cream to powder formula which is perfect for leaving a dewy finish on the skin. I prefer more of a natural colour to my cheeks so I picked up one of the more neutral shades. This blends beautifully leaving a gorgeous natural glow which is fairly longlasting.
The eyeshadow palette contains four shades: a matt medium grey brown which I use to define my crease; a burgundy red with hints of brown in a pearl finish (my favourite of the four); a dark brown shade perfect for smoking up the eye, again in a pearl finish, and finally a light gold shimmer perfect for highlighting the inner corners. The shadows themselves aren’t as pigmented as I would have liked but I’ve found with a good primer there is little fall out and the shadows are very blendable and creamy with buildable application. I absolutely love the vintage feel to this palette. The engraved rose combined with the sleek and slimline packaging is irresistible. I am currently so obsessed the with burgundy red and can’t stop wearing it.
The final, and my favourite piece of the three is one of the lipsticks. The range consists of pinky nudes, deep rosy shades and classic reds. The shade I picked out being more of a dark nude which is perfect for my skin tone. Each lipstick is infused with argan oil meaning they are incredibly comfortable to wear leaving the lips feeling soft and smooth. The cream formula wears off evenly however, I am pleasantly surprised at the longevity and colour payout of this formula. I barely had to re-apply this all day (which is a first!). Plus the magnetic close is super luxurious and ensures no messy marks all over your make up bag!
Overall, I am so impressed with the pieces I picked up and so surprised at how versatile and accommodating the entire collection is. It’s amazing to see a collaboration which accommodates for all ages and skin types, with a focus on exceptional quality without a extravagant price tag to match. Plus everything in the range is cruelty free, hypoallergenic and suitable for vegetarians – incredible! You can check out the whole 51 piece range online at Marks and Spencer here or some of my absolute must-haves below.