What’s Inside my Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar | Blogmas Day 23

Hey Sweeties,

For today’s post I thought it apt to review the Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar that I treated myself to when it went on sale towards the end of November.

I don’t know about you, but this year it really does seem we’re all (and I do literally mean everybody) a bit obsessed by advent calendars, even my husband picked up on it just based on his Facebook feed. I also thought I was going to have to settle for just a simple chocolate one this year as I just wasn’t on it enough to get any of the beauty advent calendars that sold out before they even went on sale. I also draw the line at things like that which the hype out does the thing itself; I mean, beauty advent calendars are nice, but they’re not the be all and end all are they? Unless it’s something super super worth having that has only a limited availability (like the Glossy Box collaboration with NARS released last November –here– then totally understandable).

However, that all being said, when I learnt that I hadn’t missed out on getting the Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar, I did feel it was worth it based on its cost (£35 when purchased with £35 worth of M&S shopping) and the value of the gifts inside (£250).

Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar

 

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Autograph Pure Luxe Multi-Blusher Review

Autograph Blusher

Hey Sweeties,

I have been quite excited to get this Autograph blusher reviewed for you guys as for me it was a bit of a random discovery if you’ll remember from my recent beauty haul (here). Unfortuntely though, it hasn’t quite lived up to expectation. But let’s start with the positives…

I hate the use of the word ‘cute’ unless it’s used to refer to babies and small animals, but this product as a whole is quite cute; it’s small and pretty. To look at it also appears quite luxurious and to the touch it feels light and swatches well. I love the flower embossing but to be fair, that’s probably the only thing really going for it which is a real shame.

Autograph multi-luxe blusher

Autograph multi-blusher

Although on my finger the product appears well pigmented and has this lovely shimmer to it, as a blush, it does not work. The product just does not show up like I would want a blush to do so and I don’t think I can argue that it’s my skin tone, I think you would have to be darker toned for this product to show. However, I would put forward the suggestion that it would make an ok-ish highlight, still not perfect but it might be the only way to salvage this?

Autograph multi-blush

As you can see on my cheek it’s just not there but (I hope) you can see where I have used it to highlight? In the photo (above) I am wearing a BB cream…

Autograph pure luxe blusher

…and here I am wearing my normal, medium coverage foundation (L’Oreal True Match). Still not amazing but you know, making the best of a situation eh?!

I think the issue here is that it costs £12.50 which for a product that doesn’t do what it says it does is far too much… and I wouldn’t spend this much on a highlighter if I am honest. If the product cost a couple of quid then this would be a totally different story.

Shame.

 

Until next time x

 

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