A Marks & Spencer Beauty Haul

I love it when retail outlets expand into beauty. It gives me an excuse to browse around that bit longer. It’s been a while but when Marks and Spencer started stocking other branded goods, I did a little double take and was pleasantly surprised since you can get brands like Nuxe, Pixi, Stila and more. But it’s only until recently that I picked up some beauty bits from there and even that was the result of intending to get something completely different, not finding it, and then deciding that I had to make my trip worth the effort!

First up I got two eyeshadows from a brand I’ve never heard of before but boy do I love these. It’s the Diego Dalla Palma Mono Eyeshadows (£12). I have the colours Champagne and Apricot and I adore the shimmery, satin finish these leave. Apricot has more dispersed glitter particles than Champagne, which is more dense and opaque.

Against my slightly warm skin tone, Champagne doesn’t look so stark but is bright enough to really add that vibrancy to the eyes I look for in a neutral eyeshadow. However, the wear-time doesn’t fare as well so a good eyeshadow primer is definitely needed underneath. I still think they are my best finds though and love the monochrome packaging.

Diego Dalla Palma Mono Eyeshadow in Apricot on the left and Champagne on the right

Swatches of the Diego Dalla Palma Mono Eyeshadow in Apricot on the bottom and Champagne on the top

So it’s been a while since I bought a red nail varnish and this Leighton Denny High Performance Nail Colour in Caught Red Handed (£12) just has festive written all over it as it has a metallic sheen. It’s a warm cherry red and looks stunning when on the nails.

Another red is this Rosie for Autograph Lip Definer in Supermodel (£12.50). With a built-in sharpener, this lip liner is creamier than your traditional lip pencils but not overly so.  This is a true red but very wearable and also looks great on its own, or mixed with other lipsticks.

Rosie for Autograph Lip Definer in Supermodel

I think it must have been the stunning rose gold packaging, because I also picked up the Rosie for Autograph Lipstick in Rose Lace (£14). I always struggle with pinky nudes as they wash me out but sometimes you need that kind of colour in your collection depending on your makeup. This has a warmth which suits my yellow undertone and is the perfect pink to pair with a dark smokey eye. The finish I would say is like a creamy matte and just a tad drying on the lips but given that the colour is lovely, it’s nothing that a bit of lip balm can’t solve.

Rosie for Autograph Lipstick in Rose Lace

Lastly I picked up the Pure Super Grape Day Cream (£14). Having finished my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, I went for something a lot more affordable and although the two don’t compare, I am very impressed with this. This doesn’t come with any previous recommendations and I just went with what I felt sounded good for my skin. With it promising to soothe, hydrate and promote younger, brighter looking skin, it sounded just right.

It’s quite an unassuming product but it does what it says.  It sits well under my makeup, it feels very refreshing and keeps my skin feeling hydrated throughout the day. It’s nothing to get overly excited about but it does the job and that’s what counts.

So that was a productive shopping trip!  What about you? Have you bought anything from M&S Beauty recently? x

  • They are gorgeous eyeshadows x

  • Natalie G.

    This makes me want to go shopping! I recently went to Beauty Con so I got loads of new free stuff.

    Natalie Gennaoui ✨

  • I have never heard of this brand before, so thanks for sharing! I am really loving their eye shadow colors. I’ll definitely need to look more into this brand!

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/skye-footwear-sneakers/

  • Camilla Ackley

    Your swatches are adorable! Love the hearts – and these products look fab.

    xx Camilla
    camillaackley.com

  • Kate

    I love M&S at the moment! Their fashion continues to improve and I love a lot of the beauty brands they stock now too. I’ve bought a couple of Rosie For Autograph bits lately – the eyeshadow sticks are gorgeous. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • Caitlin

    I am planning to buy the Pixi Mud Cleanser from M&S ,I just haven’t got around to it yet.

    http://caitlinpaigexox.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

  • Look at those gorgeous swatches! I must admit, it’s been ages since I’ve bought any beauty products from M&S. xx

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • I haven´t, due to the fact that I am based in Germany and don´t have access. But I prefer to shop at places where different brands are stocked, it gives me the opportunity to browse and compare.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I agree, I took my time selecting these and I made the right choices…this time! x

  • Wow you did have a productive shopping trip! I agree, it’s great that they stock such high-esteemed brands like Nuxe and Pixi. They also stock Pur which do a fab concealer. I love the Leighton Denny polish. Can’t beat a good red nail. Thanks for sharing lovely. Some great inspo here as always.

    Samantha x
    http://thebeautyspyglass.com

    • Oh I must try that concealer. Yes red nails are just the best x

  • For some reason I never shop for beauty in M&S but they do have quite a lovely selection of brands. Rosie for Autographs have beautiful products! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • I love how you’ve done your swatches on these, so pretty! That lipstick is a gorgeous colour!

    The Makeup Directory

  • I really love the Rosie for Autograph range, I have two of the lipsticks Lady Rose and Laugh out Loud which are both gorgeous and a cream eyeshadow stick which I love! I love the look of that Leighton Denny nail polish. There’s some great brands in the beauty hall. Diego Dalla Palma is a brand I’ve been wanting to try for ages!

    Emma x

    • I picked up the eyeshadows by chance and love them! The lipsticks really are beautiful and I would love to try these shades too x

  • M&S stocks some brilliant brands now! I love the look of that red polish! xx

    Beautylymin| HourglassAmbientLightingEditGiveaway

  • Both eyeshadows are so pretty! I have yet to try M&S makeup, I don’t even know where is the nearest store to me.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • Jyoti Vats

    What a amazing haul! I loved the lip shade.. Wonderful post dear!
    Beauty and Fashion Freaks

  • I love Rosie’s range at M&S, such great products! Since trying Leighton Denny isn’t also my new go-to when it comes to nail polish, the best!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  • Yiotou_La

    I wish the Marks & Spencer here offered more brands than the usual 100 old products my mum used to buy, they still have the same products and body creams, can you believe it? Great haul and yes, I would have picked the lipstick too only for the rose gold packaging 🙂

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • I know what you mean. These brands are amazing shame you don’t get it yet, but perhaps will one day soon x