Wednesday, 18 November 2015

H&M Beauty Eye Shadow Review

H&M Beauty Eyeshadow Review, swatches, baci di dama, russet rose, orange ochre, beauty, eye shadow, hm beauty, handm beauty, review


H&M Beauty Eyeshadow Review, swatches, baci di dama, russet rose, orange ochre, beauty, eye shadow, hm beauty, handm beauty, review


H&M Beauty Eyeshadow Review, swatches, baci di dama, russet rose, orange ochre, beauty, eye shadow, hm beauty, handm beauty, review


H&M Beauty Eyeshadow Review, swatches, baci di dama, russet rose, orange ochre, beauty, eye shadow, hm beauty, handm beauty, review
From left to right: Baci Di Dama, Russet Rose and Orange Ochre.

It's been a little while since I first got my hands on some of the H&M beauty bits and I've had a while to play around with them. Even when I wrote my H&M beauty haul post, I kind of reckoned that the eyeshadows would be the star of the show for me.Turns out I was right - serious makeup intuition there. In light of my new makeup love, I thought I'd review these fully for you, because interestingly enough, these don't all perform quite the same.

It's not often I'll reach for single eyeshadows above some of my larger palettes - and let's be honest, I have a fair few - so that was the first sign for me that these really were good stuff. I've previously had a bit of a ramble on about the packaging too so I'll keep it short. It does feel plasticky - given the price I wouldn't expect much else - but when you compare it to packaging from other drugstore priced brands these definitely win. I love the whole gold and white thing so these are most definitely up my street.

Since my haul post I may have popped into H&M again to pick up another bit or two. In that I did. Whoops. It was then that I bought the shade Baci Di Dama, to add to my other colours - Russet Rose and Orange Ochre. Here's a bit of a lowdown on my thoughts on each of the shades!

Baci Di Dama - This is a very typical "me" eyeshadow shade. I feel like this is akin to a lighter and more gold MAC Woodwinked. I love a good bronzey gold and in the autumn it's pretty much all I ever wear on my lids. The texture of this also really reminds me of MAC's eyeshadow formula, buttery and blendable with some very good lasting power. I actually managed to accidentally have this on my face for 11 hours the other week (I did my makeup at 11am and didn't take it off until 11pm - yes I know, don't judge me!) and impressively enough, this stuff was still hanging around. There had been a fair bit of fading but no creasing and no other mess. Thumbs up!

Russet Rose - This colour is so pretty. Seriously, I think this has managed to work its way up into my favourite autumn eyeshadow colours lately. We all know I love a good copper and this is very warm toned, so I feel like it really makes blue eyes pop. It's one of those shades you can just whack on and look like you've made a lorra effort, when you've really just blended this out and been on your way. The texture of this is very similar to Baci Di Dama, soft and easy to work with. The lasting power is great as well, so if you're after something that's a bit more out there than your bog standard bronze, this one's for you!

Orange Ochre - Look at that colour. Phwoar. I'll admit that I wasn't quite sure how to wear this when I first bought it and I was concerned that it might end up as a bit of a bench warmer in my collection. Fortunately that hasn't been the case because I was just so intrigued by it that I was driven to make it work. This is a super warm toned, matte reddy orange shade and it is bold. I think that this alone on the lids would make me look a little cray, so I've been using this as a crease shade with Russet Rose blended all over the lid. Seriously autumnal. The formula is a bit of a tricky one. It's definitely different to the other two and I think that's probably down to the fact that this is a matte and the other two are metallics. In my experience, matte eyeshadows tend to be chalkier and drier, whilst metallics tend to be more buttery. That certainly seems to be the case here. The pigmentation of Orange Ochre is on point, it's vivid as anything, but the formula is dry and slightly chalky, so there's a fair bit of fallout on application. I'm willing to deal with that because I really like the colour and once it's on it does stick around, but I know that this might be a bit of a deal-breaker for other people. I'll have to do some investigation with some of the other matte H&M shades to see if it's a consistent theme, but for now I'm happy putting in a bit more elbow grease to get the autumnal eye of my dreams! Let it never be said that I lack dedication.

So there we go, those are the H&M Beauty eyeshadows I've tried so far and what I think of them! I doubt that this will be my last foray into the world of H&M beauty, so far I've been really impressed. It is, however, worth keeping in mind that not all shades of a given product will perform the same and do make sure you have a little swatch in store before buying. Despite some tiny drawbacks here and there, I think the H&M Beauty eyeshadows are definitely worth trying if you're in the market for a new drugstore eye shade. Have any of these caught your eye? Have you guys tried any of the H&M Beauty eyeshadows yet? Let me know! I did say last time that I would try to keep my purse in my bag when I next passed H&M but seeing as that didn't quite go to plan, we'll just see how it goes!



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7 comments

  1. Need to get my hands on one of these eyeshadows! x

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  2. I really need to start going into my local H&M!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I can definitely recommend trying some of these products if you can find them in your local H&M! xo

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  3. I absolutely love those colors! they are gorgeous! thanks for the follow :) your blog and pictures are stunning!

    xo kayla
    www.misskaylajane.com

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    1. You're very welcome for the follow, thank you for the follow too! Thank you, that's so sweet of you, your blog is lovely too! xo

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  4. I love their packaging! It's about time I check out their makeup section, I totally get what you mean by Baci di Dama being your usual kind of shade - me too! That being said, I'm quite intrigued by Russet Rose - looks gorgeous!

    Raashi
    http://raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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