H&M Beauty | First Impressions & Review

H&M Beauty | First Impressions & Review

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If you know me, you know I’m a HUGE fan of H&M and whenever I buy clothes 90% are from this shop.
So when I found out they had brought out a Beauty range I grabbed my laptop and made an order.

If I’m honest I am quite surprised with the range of beauty items they have brought out. I was expecting just some nail polish and lipsticks but they literally have EVERYTHING you will need for a full face of make up, pamper items and shower/bath essentials. They also have make-up brushes, perfume and make-up bags!
What more could you ask for.

On the site they even have little videos to show you how to apply the makeup and what makeup looks you can create. I liked this as if your new to make-up or not as confident wearing/applying it, it helps you step by step on how to apply it and a few tips and tricks.

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I didn’t buy a lot as my nearest store is in Liverpool which is a long train ride away and I didn’t have the time to go and test them out. So I bought some bits on the online site I knew I would like.

I have had this package for a week now and wanted to make sure I tested these products out before putting up this review so it was 100% honest.

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Nail Polish | Russet Spice

I love the packaging of the Nail polishes and the colour range! There are so colours and shades to choose from, I ended up getting this Coppery Orange colour as we are getting closer to winter and I thought it would be a nice winter colour.

The colour is so pigmented and looks lovely in every light! It has a slight glittery shimmer to it which makes it look even nicer in the sun.

It stayed on my nails for around 6 days before chipping and that was without a top coat! I was impressed.

The only thing I don’t like about this Nail Polish is the brush. The brush is quite big and the brush bristles aren’t all together. But I can’t really complain as it’s cheaper than a lot of nail polishes.

The Nail Polishes range from £3.99 – £4.99

Nail Polish – Russet Spice

Nail Polishes

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Eyebrow Kit | Caramel

I’ve been looking for a powder eyebrow kit for a while now but haven’t found one I really liked. I purchased a shade lighter by accident but it still blends in with my eyebrows and looks a lot more natural.

This kit is compact and easy to carry around with you, It also comes with two eyebrow colours (A light one and a darker one) and a wax to set your brows into place. The powder isn’t very pigmented but blends into your brows naturally.

The only downside to this Eyebrow kit is it does not come with a brush to apply the powder with. Luckily I have eyebrow brushes, But if you don’t just make sure when you buy this product you also buy an eyebrow brush.

This kit costs £5.99

Eyebrow Kit  – Caramel

Other Eyebrow Products 

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Lipstick Pencil |  Bonne Vivante

I have been wearing a lot more lipsticks lately so I had a look at the ones H&M did and two caught my eye.

This first was this Lipstick Pencil in the shade Bonne Vivante which is this beautiful your lips but nicer colour! It looks great with pale skin and it also is a perfect shade for day and night!

This Lipstick is defiantly not a pencil it is more of a pigmented chubby stick, it’s very moisturising and pigmented.

I’ve been wearing this for the past few days and its very moisturising on the lips, it’s also very pigmented so you can either build it up or down.

If you are eating and drinking it can rub off your lips quite fast but if you’re not it stays on your lips for a long time without you having to re apply it constantly throughout the day.

The only thing I didn’t like about this product and I would change is that once you’ve used all the lipstick pencil up you can’t twist the bottom to get more. So you only have a certain amount of lip pencil to use before you need to go and repurchase it again.

I was so pleased with this Lipstick Pencil I’m defiantly going to repurchase it and try out their other shades!

This Lipstick Pencil is £4.99

Lipstick Pencil – Bonne Vivante

Other Lip Products and Shades

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Bourjois Beauty Haul | 2015

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The other day I was in super drug looking for a lipstick as I wanted a nude lip colour or one closer to my lip colour. I came across the Bourjois Rouge Editon Velvet lipstick collection and the shade 07 Nude-ist instantly caught my eye. As there was a 3 for 2 offer on I decided to pick up the lipstick and two other products.

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Bourjois | Rouge Edition Velvet 07 Nude-ist

This lipstick colour caught my eye and I fell in love with the shade. I found myself in the super drug store 3 days in a row just swatching this colour on my hand before I gave in and bought it. I must of got on my sisters nerves dragging her in everyday but she eventually convinced me to buy it as it is such a gorgeous shade!

I found this colour to be a ‘your lips but better’ shade, it makes my lips look natural while making them stand out. When applying this to yours lips, it applies nicely and feels smooth. It isn’t cakey looking or drying on the lips which is a bonus.

The brush is a good shape and size and helps to apply the product nicely to your lips as it is not too big or too small.

Overall I am impressed with this lipstick and the shade is such a gorgeous everyday colour.

This lipstick is £8.99 and you can find it here.

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Bourjois | 123 Perfect Foundation No51

I chose this foundation over the healthy mix foundation because of the 3 correcting pigments it claims to do.

It has;

Yellow pigments for anti-dark circles
Mauve pigments for anti-dull complexion
Green pigments for anti-redness

When I got home, I applied it to my face with my Real Techniques Stippling brush and found it blended quick and easy.
It helped to reduce the redness on my cheeks and also reduce my under eye bags.

The colour I picked for my skin tone was N051 Light Vanilla and it matched my skin perfectly. You couldn’t tell I had foundation on. I then used powder to help set it into place.

It was a hot day when I tried this out and I applied it around 3 in the afternoon and didn’t take it off until around 9 and it lasted until I took it off and it did not smudge or run. I was surprised with this and knew I could wear it in the hot weather and not have it slowly move down my face throughout the day.

The coverage of this foundation is light to medium and you can build it up or leave it light if you don’t like to layer it on and prefer a more natural look.

Overall I am pleased with this foundation as it ticks all the right boxes.

This foundation is £10.99 and you can find it here.

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Bourjois | Mega Liner Ultra Black

This product I picked up because I needed a new eyeliner and because there was an offer on this product would be free. I decided to pick this one up as the tip was angled and I thought it would be good for winged liner because thats how I wear my eyeliner.

When using this I actually found out it is good if you just want to line your eyes. The angled tip on the other hand made the eyeliner come out a bit thicker then it would with a tipped end. I also found it harder to create the winged end as the angled tip made it a little more difficult to fill it in.

This is a good eyeliner to just line your eyes with but not if you want to create the winged eyeliner look as the eyeliner tip is just a bit too big. I also think it is the way you apply the eyeliner and how hard you press down.

This eyeliner is £7.49 and you can find it here.

What’s your favourite Bourjois product?

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