I received a Rosie for Autograph, Lip Glossy gloss in shade Super Model Smile, in my Marks & Spencer Advent Calendar on day 13, and it was love at first sight. So much so, in fact, that I went out and bought one in Sun Kiss.
These glosses tend to sell fast, with Sun Kiss already sold out online. My next must-have colour – when it’s back in stock, is a sheer watermelon red called Lights, Camera, Action.
Sun Kiss is a light rose shot through with gold, although the subtle gold sparkles aren’t obvious at first until light hits your lips, it’s very pretty.
Lip Glossy – A jelly soft lip gloss with a cushiony feel, gives lips brilliant colour with a smooth, water shine finish. – Agreed!
I usually steer clear of light pink lip colours, I find they go all ‘1950s old lady pink’ but Sun Kiss is a teeth whitening and therefore anti–ageing, sheer and very wearable pink.
It works beautifully on its own with a punchy lip liner such as Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Crazy in Love. Even though Lip Cheat is a robust pink, there’s no tell-tale lip line. It just seems to ‘contain’ the colour and transforms it into a natural, glossy nude shade.
For a more sophisticated, polished look, I apply Sun Kiss over deep rose lipstick shades.
Admittedly, it does need frequent touch ups, glosses are notoriously short-lived, but the sleek rose gold packaging means it’s a glamorous way to re-apply in public.
The gloss feels very comfortable to wear, not sticky at all. The swatch on the M&S site is too mauve. My one below in extreme close up, is more on point.
The price is pitched slightly too high, and it’s obvious you’re paying for Rosie’s endorsement and the Charlotte Tilbury looky-likey packaging.
The M&S lip gloss by Autograph, Ultimate Shine Twist Up Lip Colour (in Rose Shine) does indeed look eerily similar (and it’s £3.00 cheaper), and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive, but well, you know, Rosie’s pretty packaging and all that…
ROSIE FOR AUTOGRAPH Lip Glossy in Sun Kiss 2.5g £12.50 Marks & Spencer