I think you’ll all agree; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a goddess. She’s lean and golden and pretty flawless. I’ve worn her bras since she first introduced them at M&S in the hope of achieving a more Rosie-esque figure. No luck there. But even though they don’t work miracles they’re still extremely beautiful, great quality and fit perfectly. So, with a big thumbs up on the underwear front, I was eager to try the new Rosie For Autograph Makeup range, which hit M&S stores in January. I’m really not into celeb makeup lines but I pillaged my local M&S to bring you this Rosie For Autograph Makeup review because 1) all her makeup is packaged in amazing rose gold and 2) she’s a Victoria Secrets model…need I say more?
Rosie For Autograph Makeup Review: First Impressions
The Rosie For Autograph Makeup collection is actually a really well curated range of cosmetics. It’s got great basics; radiance-inducing creams, long-lasting eyeliners and a variety of sumptuous lipsticks. And it features more trend-let products; contouring sticks, strobing highlighters and nude eyeshadow palettes. I love the variety of products on offer; they’re well considered, wearable and have been designed beautifully.
This 51-piece makeup line looks expensive. Admittedly, compared to other high-street makeup lines, this one teeters towards the higher end of the price spectrum. But you can tell they didn’t skimp during the packaging development stage…High-shine rose gold casing, weighty compacts and unobtrusive branding will fit perfectly into any makeup bag – although mucky fingers do show up terribly on the mirror-like rose gold.
When it comes to the actual make up there are a few real stand out products for me. My absolute favourite product from the Rosie For Autograph Makeup collection is the cream highlighter stick. I’ve had so many compliments from people when I’ve been wearing this, it’s now become an absolute staple in my makeup bag. It’s creamy, has a high colour pay off and melts seamlessly onto the skin.
As an avid highlighting fan (even before strobing officially took off) I’ve tried multiple illuminating products over the years and have always picked powders as opposed to cream highlighters due to my combination/oily skin. But this one has made me feel like I’ve been missing out. I love that it comes in a handy stick so it’s really easy to apply. Creamy white, this iridescent shade has an almost pinky undertone to it, making it really flattering on most skin types. I simply apply it straight onto my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and on my cupids bow before pressing it in with my fingertips.
I think the Rosie For Autograph Contour Stick is an all-round winner. It did take me a few applications to finally master it (I’m too used to my powder Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour palette) but once I got the hang of it, it was an absolute breeze. A little goes a long way as it’s super pigmented; I simply draw a little thin line beneath my cheekbones and on my temples before blending out with a Real Techniques Sculpting Brush. This looks super dark when you put it on, but don’t panic, it will create a really natural looking shadow once blended. A matte brown, this is a really universal contour shade and is really quick to apply. If you’re in the market for a contour stick, this is definitely one to consider.
I’m a sucker for palettes so I couldn’t resist picking up one of the quad eyeshadow palettes. I chose I Feel Like A Million Dollars . When applying they’re extremely silky and highly pigmented. The lightest eye shadow in this range makes a lovely base and it’s got a subtle shimmer that really helps brighten the whole eyelid – perfect for creating that wide-awake makeup look. With a mix of pearl and matte shades, I’m really impressed with the quality of these palettes. One of the eyeshadow shades is stamped with Rosie For Autograph’s signature rose too, which really reminds me of the Lancome’s quad eyeshadow palettes – and it’s these little touches that add to the overall luxurious feel of the Rosie For Autograph Makeup range.
The Cream Eyeshadow Stick is equally amazing. It’s literally budge-proof. I seriously doubt you’d even need to wear an eyeshadow primer with this, it sets really well and stays shimmery all day long. I can imagine using this creamy stick in Feline Fox to darken my eye crease and create a little more depth. In the lighter Almond Eyes it’s perfect for brightening the inner corner of the eye and its pen-like application makes it perfect for those that aren’t that confident with eyeshadow.
Rosie For Autograph Liquid Eyeliner gets a mixed reaction from me. I love the really thin pen-like nib which helps create a super sleek cat eye flick, but the pen itself is a little hit and miss. It doesn’t really release enough liquid as you sweep it over your lid so you have to retrace the line several times before you can get an even black line. This hugely increases the chances of making mistakes as you’re having to keep your hand steady for way longer than normal. On the plus side it does last really well once you’ve finally got it on.
I picked up two Rosie For Autograph lipsticks in Supermodel Kiss (what a name!) and I Love You So Much. They have a creamy, satin-soft texture so your lips feel ultra-hydrated for the duration of wear. There’s a really nice range of colours to choose from too, from true bright reds to mink nudes and soft pinks. Most are really natural looking – the kind I could wear every day – and I love the way they feel nourishing on my lips without looking too ‘wet’. Although, poor Leni has a little lipstick stain on her fur where I planted a big kiss on her without thinking. It’s been there for two days despite my best efforts at getting it off her – testament to their staying power!
Rosie For Autograph Makeup Review: The verdict
I read that Rosie worked on the line for a year before it was finally released and I can see why it’s been such a hit. I love that each of her products are focused around creating a really glowy, radiance-enhancing look. The quality is also impressive, rivalling most of my premium beauty products. But, if there’s one thing you take away from this Rosie For Autograph Makeup review, it’s that you should definitely pick up the cream highlighting stick! Several of my friends also have it and are equally impressed…
I hope you enjoyed my Rosie For Autograph Makeup review,
Until next time,