In my last post I have talked about a makeup haul that I did. I have picked up a few bits from H&M to try out. Now that I have used the products I can tell you what I think of them.
I have got 2 H&M nail polishes and so far I have been enjoying wearing them. They don’t last on me super long but they don’t chip super quick either, just an ordinary lasting power. Pearl Bisque is a pearlescent white and I really like it for this time of the year. It’s got that holiday sheen and is not a stark white. Purple Aurora (pictured above) is a duochrome purple with a hint of metallic green. I’m not sure if the duochrome effect translates once the nail polish is on the nails but I think it is still a nice colour.
I really like creamy liquid like eyeshadows so when I saw H&M Fluid Hues Eye Colour I knew I had to give it a try and I can tell you that it’s love. These are very pigmented & stay on the eyelids for the whole day. You need to work with them fairly fast cause once they set they do set. You can use your fingers to blend out if you fancy so it makes it a very easy use eyeshadow. The colour I got is Shifting Sands which is a beautiful light bronze.
I have to admit that I have not had time to try the H&M Treasured Eye Gems but I can’t wait to find the perfect occasion to whip these babies out.
Overall I am very impressed with the H&M makeup and I think that they are great purchases. I am now thinking that maybe I should go and get some more items from them. If you have tried anything let me know how stuff worked for you.
I don’t know how about you guys but I find myself quite often doing my makeup somewhere else but home. Because of that, I try to take with myself makeup that will not smash, break or spill. I have been really enjoying eyeshadow pencils to take away as they are easy to carry and use.
The two pencils that I reach for quite often for my ‘take-away’ makeup up are Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow in Rose Fauviste & Collection Eyeshadow Pencil in Hot Chocolate. I use Rose Fauviste all over my lid and then I add Hot Chocolate to my outer corners. No brushes needed, I just use my finger to blend everything out and voila! Super quick, super easy and great when you are on the go.
If you find yourself often staying somewhere else (maybe at your other half home) or like me, you cycle into work and change there then try eyeshadow pencils for your eye makeup. It will save you lots of time, space and energy.
I am a makeup junky and a hoarder as I like to use up everything I got. I try this as otherwise it feels like a waste of money getting rid of something that was not used. I like to try new things but with that comes a lot of stuff that just do not work for me. I normally try to keep things and give them a try as much as I can but sometimes you have to admit to yourself that it is time to stop and give up.
I am trying to declutter my makeup stash (as you might have noticed from some previous posts). One I do not want to use things that have expired but I also need to be honest with myself that if I have not used something for a long time it is time for it to go.
First up is Kiko Extra Sculpt Volume Mascara. I have heard Kathleen Lights rave about this mascara but I found it blah! I did not like the brush on the wand it was too big and cumbersome for me to use. It did not make my lashes look amazing so I have moved on to things that I like more. Another Kiko product that I am chucking away that was bearly used is their Universal Fit foundation. I have an oily combination skin and this foundation disappears from my face in a few hours. I need a long lasting coverage so this will never work for me.
Max Factor Face Finity Foundation is going away from my stash because the shade is not right for me. It has pinky undertone and does not suit me at all. I do not reach for it and it just takes up space. I will not use it up and sadly I have to get rid of it.
I have had this Effaclar Duo + serum for a really long time. Bought it because everyone was raving about it but then I do not suffer from acne anymore so I do not use it. I have had it for too long to keep it so off it goes too.
The last item I am throwing away is by Collection and it is their Eyeshadow Pencil. This one always crumbles on my and does not apply or blend in a nice way. I do not reach for it and I do not like using it. (Saying that I do have another two shades and those are staying).
How often do you guys declutter your makeup? Do you feel bad when you have to get rid of stuff as I do? (I always do but have to keep telling myself that this is a must).
The first time I saw talks about Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow sticks was actually on Twitter. I saw a post a post from @danielsandler saying that they are great and that post made me want them straight away. I like “chubby” sticks type of eye shadows for their convenience and ease so I knew that Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow sticks where right up my street.
I have purchased two colours Rose Fauviste and Brun Dadaiste. I have worn Rose Fauviste the most out of the two as you might already know from my January faves post and I can only say that it is a beautiful pink shade that actually really brightens your eyes and makes them look bigger. I have been paring it up with a black liner and it looks so beautiful in the date time. Chick and understated. It’s super quick to apply so I like to use it when I have to go to work, you just swipe the product all over your eye lids (apply liner on if you want to) and off you go.
I’m surprised that I haven’t worn Brun Dadaiste that much as I normally gravitate towards brown coppery shades and it is truly a beautiful one. You do have to blend it quickly though because when it sets, it sets, so I suggest to do one eye at a time. The good thing about it is that it will not crease and will stay put throughout the day. That’s exactly what working people need.
The only little downside that I must tell you is that for some reason Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow sticks swatch better on your hand than on your eyes. What I’m trying to say is that the colour and pigmentation always look better on your hand when swatched and they don’t come out exactly the same on the eyes. So you do need to use a bit more product and it might not look as “punchy” as you first think they would but let that not discourage you from trying them out.
I don’t think that I would be picking any other colours from the range but I do highly recommend Rose Fauviste and Brun Dadaiste. They are fast becoming my daily to go to shadows for the ease of use and the staying power.
Have you tried any of the Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow sticks? What do you think about them? Let me know if there are any other good alternatives in the highstreet.