M&S is probably not the first place you'd think of for colour cosmetics but they have had some decent bits and bobs over the years - notably those recent forays into on-trend polish shades. The company's colour and skincare lines have just had a makeover though: new packaging, new formulations and good prices make it all well worth a look, and the fact that everything is cruelty-free and sports the bunny logo is a big bonus.
These three caught my eye, probably because they're not what you'd expect from Marks and Sparks. On top we have Essential Colours Lipstick in Bright Magenta, €3.50, below it is Essential Colours Eye Palette in Brights, €7, and beside that is Perfection Satin Finish Powder Blusher in Cool Pink, €13.
Based on the colours alone, the blush and lipstick can happily come and live in my beauty bag, and while the palette isn't quite my cupan tae, it could be a good bet for anyone who'd like a few brights on hand, but who doesn't want to shell out Mac prices for singles. I haven't tested the pigmentation - so definitely have a go of a tester in-store before you buy.