Hello everyone! Today is review day!
Usually I’m all for the more high-end brands but today I decided to try some of the new eyeshadows by the H&M cosmetics line, I believe the Spring/Summer collection. I’m not sure but I believe these eyeshadows cost about €3,- each. They cannot be found on the h&m website and I’m not sure whether they will be around for long. Anyway, they’re pretty affordable and have some really bright colours, so I thought, let’s try them out
The colours looked vivid and bright. I bought 4 of them. I don’t believe they have names, but I bought a warm brown tone, a purple one, a blue one and a turquoise one.
These are the swatches:
From a single swipe, without primer. These eyeshadows are very pigmented! They look a bit too powdery to me and they will sure cause one hell of a fallout, so beware. I also believe they don’t last long or ‘hatch’ alot to your skin without primer as I was able to remove them with a single swipe of toilet paper. The purple one has the least pigmentation, while the turquoise one definitely has the best.
So, a definite + for the colour payoff. For staying power I must give them a -.
And then I tried to make a look with the purple, blue and turquoise one all in one. FAIL. Absolute fail. I’m not even going to show you guys a picture of the result because of the fail. In my personal opinion, if you bring out an eyeshadow collection you should be able to mix and match, as I like to do. These eyeshadows were not blendable into each other, came on blotchy (even though I used a primer) and the colors totally mismatched. Also, as I expected: fallout! I use a brush technique to minimize fallout, which is in my case necessary as I work with loose powders so much. Didn’t seem to work this time. Because of the pigmentation, the colour stain was very hard to remove. I ended up taking it all off and trying a look with just the turquoise, as I think it’s the best of the four.
This was the result:
I hated to work with these eyeshadows and I’m probably not going to use them again. Perhaps just the turquoise. Maybe.