I’d always known HM did beauty bits but I kind of regarded it in the same way as Primark’s beauty range. When I say range, I mean £1 face wipes. It was only after watching one of Becca Rose’s videos that the new releases really caught my eye. I immediately went on line and snapped up these bad boys.
I chose 2 lipsticks in Amethyst (L) and Orchidding Me (R) which were £7.99 each.
These were more expensive than I was anticipating but as I occasionally fling £30 towards a Charlotte Tilbury number, this was a drop in the ocean.
I’d say the formulas are halfway between Mac Matte and Cremesheen. However they aren’t massively long wearing.
The shades are ridiculously gorgeous for autumn. Amethyst is a chalky aubergine that layered up provides a super opaque look. Orchidding me is a pink/purple which is actually quite under stated on the lips.
I’m really happy with both shades and can’t wait for the temperatures to drop to start wearing them more. Stupid confused British seasons.
Orchidding Me and Amethyst
I also picked up a Lush Lip Vinyl in Tuscan Blush for £6.99 hoping that it’d be a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks. The formula is thicker than a gloss but doesn’t quite set like a lipstick, which was what I was hoping for. I’m not into glosses at all and a Cremesheen is the wettest thing I allow on my lips. ‘Cept a Diet Coke or Gin. Saying that, I actually quite like this HM Lip Vinyl and I have worn it frequently. It does transfer easily to teeth though so beware!
In Becca’s video, she raved about the single eyeshadows, so I picked up 2 shades in Paradise Lost and Russet Rose for £4.99 each.
Paradise Lost and Russet Rose
I can confirm that they are absolutely worth picking up. The pigmentation (sorry hate that bloggery word but I know no others befitting) is outstanding. One swipe and a solid colour is left on my lid. These shades are perfect for an every day Autumn eye and can be smoked up with some black kohl to take it into the evening. Basically BUY DEM.
Russet Rose and Paradise Lost
Lastly, I picked up an eyeshadow brush for £3.99 which I’m so glad I did because I have a MAC eyeshadow buffer but I lost my applicator one on holiday. Sad. I love the design of the brush with its monochrome feel and it clearly makes a great background prop.
Speaking of props – the packaging of all of the new HM beauty range is so pretty that it looks bloody lovely in photos. Dual purpose make up is the best!
What have you got from the range that I should buy next?
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