Wednesday night saw us all turning up for a Handpicked Media exclusive blogger evening at Marks & Spencer to see their high summer beauty ranges. They held it in their press room so it meant we also got to see their Autumn/Winter and some high summer fashion thrown in too.
|Picture from Handpicked Media|
So here is what caught my eye on the evening.
Summer brights and blocks of colour take centre stage in every high-street shop window.Inspired by the Spring/Summer 2011 catwalks, the collections are bold and bright and marked the end of a long and more subdued winter.
And talking of tans I am in love already with the Tess Daly Daly Spa range exclusive to M&S which is easy to use, smells nice (which is always a bonus especially when it's covering an area) and which leaves skin looking glowing and gorgeous and can help with orange-peel skin and other trouble areas. The collection has been carefully thought out to cover all those treatments we would like on a daily basis from a local spa leading up to a holiday. Prices start from £6 for the super-hydrating hand cream.
Next on my list was the summer 2011 make-up range which has gone for burnished gold and bronzes with complementing brights to either enhance a tan or make you feel like you've got one. Everyone agreed that the colour palettes were really good quality with deep pigments and lush colours. Check these out.
|Essential Colours Liquid Eyeliner range, a bargain £3.5 each - these gave nice thick, deep lines|
|Essential Colours Nail Varnishes, a bargain £3 each|
|Golden Goddess Holiday Palette £7.50|
|This Perfection Eye-Shadow Quad in Bronze will take you right through to Autumn/Winter for £12|
|I won't be going on holiday without this amazingly good value Get Set... Go bag and bottle set for just £7.50. With so many airlines getting tough on baggage weight this makes perfect sense.|
So at trip to the Beauty counter at Marks & Spencer is both affordable and essential this year! And the preview we got of Autumn/Winter has made me look forward to some wonderful shapes in dresses and warm woolies - watch this space!