Inexpensive Beauty Find: M&S Autograph Gunmetal Eyeshadow

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 1 - 2013

If, like me, you’ve been searching for clever ways to recession-proof your makeup bag without compromising too much on the quality, I’ve got a treat in store for you today.

Nestled along the “this is not just any eyeshadow, this is M&S eyeshadow” (no, they’re never getting away from that slogan) lurks a rather stunning, richly pigmented, smooth-applying taupe.

You know that I’m kinda crazy for my taupes and my purples.  If the world fell off its axis tomorrow and all other shades whizzed off into outer space, I wouldn’t give a shiny shit and neither should you.  Because, at the risk of sounding a little controversial here… taupes and purples suit EVERYONE.  You just need to find the right ones.

Inexpensive Beauty Find: M&S Autograph Gunmetal Eyeshadow

Despite what the box says, this ain’t no “gunmetal”, there’s too much dusty moth-brown goodness in there for this to be a simple gunmetal *scoffs*.  Why, this is a full-on grown-up, grenache-drinking, interest only mortgage-paying taupe.  And not only that, but it’s a rather nice one lacking in both the kind of uber-metallic sheeniness that crepes at forty paces, and chunky sparkle.

It comes complete with a mirror, and most shockingly… a not-too-useless eyeshadow applicator that actually makes a really decent job at smudging the powder along the lashlines if you just use the tip.

For your meagre monies, you get a generous amount (no weight listed) of BUAV (bunny) approved product.  And for those who find this important… it looks easily depottable also.  I doooo like a neat, square pan!

Interestingly, they also sell a “taupe”… don’t get them confused… that one’s a wimpy, slightly-sandy looking incarnation. Pff.

M&S Autograph Pure Colour Mono Eyeshadow in Gunmetal* is priced at £6.00, available instore and online at marksandspencer.com

* press sample


6 Responses to “Inexpensive Beauty Find: M&S Autograph Gunmetal Eyeshadow”

  1. This colour looks lovely always forget about Autograph makeup!

  2. Leah says:

    S’lovely! I am a sucker for a browny purple eyeshadow. x x

  3. Yasmin says:

    Dear lord i must have this….another taupe/pewter colour to my already ridiculously large pewter/taupe eyeshadow collection.

  4. Nazneen says:

    Ooh that looks purty, suprisingly so! I purchased the Elizabeth Arden taupe shade after you recommended it as a budget shade and now I’m obsessed with taupes! Think this would look pretty in the crease with the EA shadow on the lid.

    • That EA one is still one of my all-time favourites, such an underrated brand I think.. but I don’t know where to start exploring! I just bought an EA foundation so I suppose that’s as good-a-place as any! x

  5. Thats a very lovely color!

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

A little Boots haul...

I do love reading about the things that people pick up in their lunch breaks, so hope mine is somewhat interesting too!  This wasn’t a …

How often do you replace your sunscreen?

We all know we need to wear it, we all have our favourite brand(s) and we all know that we need to reapply it throughout …

MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish

Ha!  It feels kinda old-skool to be reviewing this on the blog no?  MAC isn’t the force in the blogging community that it once was.  …

Beauty Marked.

Do you have a tattoo?  Do you want a tattoo? I always said I’d get one… one day.  As if by some divine intervention, inspiration …

Layla Cosmetics Coffee Love NOTD

A dark brown holographic? This is stuff of my dreams! It’s pretty similar to the first Layla Cosmetics Holo I posted from my recent haul: …

Red Lips Day 8: Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Extravagant Berry

A rich, berry red with a small amount of shimmer… I’ve worn this beautiful shade plenty of times since I received it at a press …

Selfridges launch a one-off beauty box special!

You only need the quickest of peeks at the iconic flash of yellow below to see where the latest in beauty boxes is coming from… …

The Wall of Nails…

Just a little something I slaved over last night… Something I would dearly love to improve is the navigation of this site.  I’ve always been …

CLOSED - WIN: A beautiful Charm Bracelet from Cutey!

Artisan jewellery makers Cutey have offered three of you the chance to win a delightful charm bracelet of your choice from the wide selection of …

Guest Post: Sonia Kashuk Complexion Perfector Brush review

A big welcome to Anna from It’s A Bloggers World who is guest-posting on Lipglossiping today.  Anna is an Italian, living in Manchester.  Today, she …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads