M&S Summer beauty!

Now, when I think of Marks & Spencers I automatically think of incredible biscuits, gorgeous lingerie and crayfish & rocket sandwiches… not makeup.  However after attending the M&S Summer Press launch I was positively surprised at all of the beautiful cosmetics that they sell.



ms3 Firstly, the bronzing products are superb – highly pigmented, gorgeous shades of bronze and tan.

The ‘Perfection Colour Rich’ lipsticks look beautiful, a great range of colours with an added bonus of SPF 20 which is just ideal for summer. 

Tess Daly’s Spa and body range looks elegant and expensive (but they’re really affordable!) – there are a few highlighting, shimmer body oils available which I’m eyeing up for holiday.

Also – they are a fab range of lip glosses, palettes and nail varnishes available which are very affordable for all of us on a budget.

I had the chance to have my nails and my makeup done, which I jumped at the chance for (I love getting pampered/dressed up)!  I chose a pretty coral/pink shade for my nails which aptly matched my pink lemonade cocktail (please ignore my scruffy locks, I obviously need to start styling my hair properly!)



Makeup wise, I chose to be daring with a bright green for a mermaid type look.  That colourful palette in the photograph above is priced at around £3 and is super pigmented; the teal green is what was used on my eyes.


It was also fab to meet some other bloggers and members of the Handpicked Media team, which I’ve just become a part of (very exciting!).

I believe that most of the makeup in this post is out already in M&S stores, just in time for summer holidays!  You can visit the M&S website here.

Have you ever used M&S makeup before?  What are you eyeing up?




  1. June 21, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    I don't use anything of theirs and in most stores it is not very appealing and laid out as a last minute thought.. however.. my mum has used some Tess Daly stuff and she literally glows.

  2. June 21, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    I haven't tried their make up yet but I am a huge fan of their skincare line as they are one of the few affordable cruelty free ranges 🙂 xo

  3. June 21, 2011 / 4:14 pm

    Always interesting to see posts about M&S make-up, I've never read a bad thing about it! Still, I usually head straight past it in store! Time to take a better look 🙂

  4. June 21, 2011 / 4:23 pm

    I've never really thought of checking out M&S for make up, but the packaging is very Chanel-esque so I want to give a few things a try!

  5. June 21, 2011 / 4:30 pm

    some of this stuff looks very Chanel-esque!
    Lovely looking products, will have to check them out!

  6. June 21, 2011 / 4:33 pm

    We dont have Mark and Spencer here but I remember walking into one when I was in Malaysia. The color is gorgeous by the way.

  7. June 21, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    Their make up looks very high end. I've yet to try any of the cosmetics but I love their toiletries, the aloe vera body lotion is so nice! Do you know what the shade of the nail varnish is? it's such a nice summery colour x

  8. June 21, 2011 / 5:19 pm

    Wonderful pictures. I love all of the makeup. The coral nailpolish is such a pretty color.

  9. June 21, 2011 / 7:32 pm

    I love the nail polish colour you chose!
    The eyshadow quad looks very Chanel! I will definitely check the range xx

  10. June 21, 2011 / 9:42 pm

    I don't think I've ever tried the make-up from M&S (and I used to work there! Lol) but I seriously NEED that nail polish you're rocking – what a gorgeous colour! And think I'd like the check out the lipsticks xx

  11. June 21, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    Wow!! The colours look gorgeous :))

    I'll definitely check it out.


  12. June 22, 2011 / 9:30 pm

    I have never tried Marks and spencer cosmetics before because they just got them here in Malta! I'm totally loving that nail polish you have on and the bronzers look so expensive! I hope they'll be available here soon.

  13. June 23, 2011 / 6:12 am

    Katie your beauty blog is cool. I like all the snaps placed in here. I am in love with your blog.

  14. July 2, 2011 / 1:54 pm

    I have a few bits of M&S makeup I got as gifts, and I'm actually surprised at how good it is actually!

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