Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Marks and Spencer Limited Collection

Marks and Spencer is the first place I go to for luxurious food but to be totally honest I never really stop by their cosmetics for a look.
We were recently kindly sent some products from their new Limited collection range and we were pleasantly suprised.

The packaging is refreshingly simple and clean with no gimmicks. Transparent casing allows you to see the colour easily but it is also sturdy plastic so it wont smash on first drop!
The product line up consists of all your basics without tons of different finishes and coverages to get you confused.

The base make-up shades I would say cater for a porcelain skin colour up to a mid toned olive. Not much in the way for deeper skin tones i'm afraid.
The foundation gives a medium moisturised coverage that is quite matte once dry and the moisture tint is very sheer and lightweight the colours come up slightly pinky undertone.

Eyeshadows are available in trios or singles and have some really pretty fresh colours for summer.
They glide on smoothly and have a nice texture but be careful to not over blend as they do sheer out a lot when blended.
The star product from this line for me is the liquid liner.
Available in an amazing turquoise which is identical to MAC Aqualine, a metallic gunmetal and jet black. The brush is a nice tapered firm brush and the texture is thick, not too watery and dries super fast. Colour payoff is excellent.
Also, I love a plum mascara on blue or green eyes and this volumising mascara in purple make this colour eye pop!! Also available in black and brown.

There are 18 colours in lipstick, ranging from a clear through to a deep magenta plum with a satin finish that are complemented with some truly beautiful lipglosses.
I absolutely love the gloss in Nude and Soft Apricot, they are really gorgeous while being glossy but not sticky.

The Nail polish comes in a huge range of 25 colours that sit nicely with the trends of the summer. The polish is thick and creamy and wears well on the nail.

Prices are so reasonable with foundation at £6.00, eyeshadows at £4.00 and lipsticks and glosses at £5.00

limited collection is available from Marks and Spencer stores and online at
For stockist enquiries call 0845 302 1234



  1. Woww I love the turquoise eyeshadow! x

  2. I must check out Marks and Sparks myself for some beauty bits. Those turquoise and gunmetal liners look fab!

  3. I've just bought the Foundation, a blusher and some nail varnish from this collection. I love the colour range loadssssss. x

  4. Wow! Didn't even realise M&S did cosmetics! Quite interested to see their range! Thanks for the review! :) x

  5. I'm on an economy drive and bought liquid eyeliner and eyeshadow from MUA at Superdrug last night for £1 each - they are both excellent. Also the 2 True range - I bought a liquid concealer,
    which has a lovely consistency - not too cakey and a pressed powder - both £1.99 each
    I'm after a teal eyeliner and I see that the M&S one in this range has had good reviews elsewhere - so I'll check it out.
    Also a question - I am just coming to the end of the tube of Cliniques Sweet Honey - which I got as a freebie a couple of years ago - I'd like something similar but slightly more intense - it's almost a nude shade
    Any suggestsions? I think Mac do some similar

  6. I never tried their products, but the eyeliner looks amazing! thanks for sharing!

  7. These look lovely! Very reasonably priced too. I'll definitely be checking them out.
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  8. I'm definitely going to have a look at these tomorrow! When Nic used some bits in the video the other day I instantly knew I wanted them x

  9. Wish I could try these in the US. Maybe online...
    Just want to tell y'all how much I enjoy and appreciate all your work on the videos. Love them!! So informative and entertaining.
    Can't remember if I told you before how great I thought it was that you did the videos on makeup for cancer survivors. Wonderful!
    I am always checking to see if you have uploaded new videos--kind of addicted now.
    Thanks again!

  10. The turquoise looks insane! must get me some of that! ah ha -love to blog about everything make up, fashion, music and more! Will be travelling to italy, france and argentina soon so make sure you subscribe to be kept up to date with all the goings on!

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  11. That blue eyeliner is stunning! Laura x

  12. I bought a lippie the other day and am already loving it!xx
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  13. love it ♥

  14. The LOVE the colour of that blue liner! :)

  15. Oooh this sounds exciting and I have to try them!!

    Just to let you know it looks like M&S are doing 25% off online!

    Great review, thanks

  16. If it weren't for you I'd have no clue they did cosmetics! Gotta check them out x


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