Wednesday, 9 April 2014
H&M is one of my favourite places to shop in terms of fashion and it's also where I love to pick up some adorable beauty bits. Therefore, I've gathered a small selection of products to recommend you the good and inform of the ugly.
I want to end on a high, so I'll get the negatives over first with the H&M Eyelash Curlers. They were £1.99 and my Primark pair were a little worse for wear so I could justify giving them ago. However ladies and gentlemen, stick to Primarni (which are 49p cheaper may I add) because this contraption is downright useless. I could curl my eyelashes better with a stick if I'm honest, real caveman style. It's just so rigid to use and uncomfortable to hold. No sir will I be using these often.
The Metallic Eyeshadow Palette cost me a quid in the sale section, and although it's rare I would wear these shades (bar the cream which btw is gorgeous) the formula is definitely in my good books. They're buttery and pigmented, but the only 'meh' is the fall out they give.
The first of the creme de la creme is the BB Skin Perfecting Brush,one I've had for at least 3 months now. It's brilliant for a whole manner of uses, from foundation to cream blush. It is an incredibly dense uber soft angled beauty, that has a very comfortable to hold chunky handle. It's also £5.99. Yes, only £5.99. I would have been prepared to pay so much more for this one!
The Highlighter Powder has some cute packaging, and a beautiful shade to suit. It's quite a neutral highlighter, but if anything leans more to the pink side. It's what I wanted the MUA Highlighter to be - no glittery, no fuss, just glow. This one is £3.99 (I'm sorry if you just spluttered your tea over the price).
And lastly we have the Eyebrow Fix, which is a mere £2.99. The packaging is great, a squishy clear tube with the standard wand applicator. I normally stick to the MUA Clear Mascara for my brow needs, but this just feels a little more fancy. I find the MUA alternative can leave a little of a grey cast on my brows, but this one certainly doesn't.
I really don't understand why the H&M range doesn't get as much hype as the Topshop equivalent. There's some real gems hidden in the plastic packets so I urge you to take a good look next time you're in store. It's cheap, adorable and surprisingly good quality.