About a week ago, I previewed the MAC Proenza Schouler…
There over 700 products to choose from in the new H&M Beauty Department, so it can be hard to decide on just a few. With price points like $7.99 and $12.99, you’ll definitely get value for your dollar, but you may be wondering about the quality. Luckily, I’ve tested out quite a few different products and here are my thoughts.
When you first walk into the beauty deparment, you will be overwhelmed. There are walls and walls of colourful products surely to make your heart pitter-patter.
This eyeshadow palette is only $12.99 CAD and comes in 7 different colour combos. I chose Smoky Nudes, for a great neutral everyday look.
I used about 5 different shadows for this look including one of the “glitters” but still it all kind of washed together.
I was excited to try the Cream Lip Colour lipstick in Brunette Ambition, because for $12.99 CAD this could be a great alternative to some of my drugstore faves.
I swatched it and noticed it was extremely creamy and slippery. It reminds me a lot of the L’oreal lipstick formula that does not agree with me.
Yep, the formula is not my fave. It has way too much slip and tends to migrate all over the place. But don’t worry, the letdowns in the H&M Beauty Dept are few and far between.
There are two types of blush available at H&M: Radiance Powder Blusher and Cream Blusher, $12.99 CAD.
The packaging is sleek, modern and gorgeous!
I grabbed the Radiance Powder Blusher in Apricot, a soft light peach.
I don’t own a lot of setting powders, so I decided to give the Translucent Hi-Definition one a try. This reminds me a lot of the MUFE setting powder as it doesn’t give a lot of flashback and really extends the wear of my foundation.
Here’s look #1 using the Smoky Nudes palette, Apricot Blush, Brunette Ambition lipstick and Setting Powder.
For me, the blush is really the star of the show.
After my disappointment with the shadow palette, I was hopeful that the singles, High Impact Eye Color, had better pigmentation and payoff.
Each single shadow is only $7.99 CAD and there are tons of colours to choose from. I decided on a shimmer, a matte and a duochrome glitter.
All three swatched really well, with the shimmer and glitter shades being the best. I had to work with the matte olive a bit to get it to lay down colour but it’s super pretty.
I used Stayin’ Olive in the crease and outer V and Sharp as Mustard on the lid.
I finished up with a hint of Let It Shine in the inner corner and under my brow. These wore well all day over primer and blended easily. Colour me impressed!
And of course H&M has to stay on trend with a line of matte liquid lips! I chose Dare Me Velvet Lip Cream, $12.99 CAD, a deep wine burgundy.
This dries down matte in about a minute and it has enough flexibility so it doesn’t crack or peel throughout the day.
It took 2-3 coats to get it even, as most deep shades of liquid lipstick tend to be patchy. This is a nice formula, although a bit too drying on my chapped lips.
Look #2 using the three single shadows I got as well as the Dare Me liquid lipstick. This is actually my New Year’s Eve look!
I also added a hint of the Let It Shine glittery shadow on my cheekbones and it gives off a nice, over-the-top glow.
Oh… and there’s nail polish. So many shades of nail polish!
I had trouble narrowing it down, but I decided on Periwinkle and December Dawn. Each are $7.99 CAD and come in a cute little rounded bottle.
Periwinkle is a gorgeous creamy blue that is opaque in one generous coat. I did not add top coat and these did not chip at all!
This is one coat of December Dawn, a shifty gold, silver and pink top coat. It’s beautiful!
And there is a small lifestyle and home section too! If I didn’t already have my hands full with all the makeup (and let’s be real, I also bought boots that day) I would’ve picked up some fresh towels and candles.
The H&M Beauty Department is a new favourite destination of mine and I always make sure to swing by when I can to pick up a new eyeshadow or blush. Have you tried anything from H&M Beauty yet?
*Some press samples featured