M&S make up

Autograph Amplified Lashes Volumising Mascara in black

Autograph moisture colour lipstick in Bubblegum Pink










I’ll be the first to admit that Marks & Spencer isn’t my go-to choice for topping up the make up bag. If I’m honest, I usually only go there on a Percy Pig quest (you know what I’m talking about. And if you don’t, shame on you) and even that’s had to stop recently due to the impending fear of wearing a wedding dress in 10 months’ time. Any way, enough of that, this time I admit defeat. I’ve been keeping an eye on their home section ever since I was given some vouchers as an engagement present (I should say ‘we’, but we all know who will really be spending them) and lo and behold, it wasn’t long before I discovered myself in the make up aisle.

Being that it is now officially autumn (when wasn’t it this year?), and I’m a sucker for anything pink (see said Percy addiction), I obviously ended up with this lipstick. I’m not a huge lipstick wearer, I’m all about the eyes, but there was something I loved about this colour. I wouldn’t exactly describe it as ‘bubblegum’ pink, it’s more of a berry tone than anything else, but it’s lovely nonetheless. Giving a silky, full coverage in one swipe, this lasts a good 3/4 hours and leaves a nice tint on the lips even after it’s rubbed away.

What I’m most excited about, however, is this little gem of a mascara. I am a mascara/false lash addict. All of the men in my life have ridiculously long, thick, dark lashes which are, quite frankly, wasted on them and make me feel like an inferior being, so I NEED mascara in my life. Usually a Max Factor False Lash Effect kinda girl (apart from the new 24 hour one – what was that about Max Factor, I lost about a billion precious lashes to that one), I was dubious about this, but thought it was probably worth the £9.50 price tag. Let me tell you, this is worth EVERY PENNY. Max Factor ain’t got nothing on this bad boy – full, thick, dark lashes in one coat, thank you very much. As you can see, mine has now taken a battering and needs replacing, but this will definitely become my regular mascara of choice.