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H&M Beauty | Blush & Cream Eyeshadows

I’ve heard so much about the H&M Beauty yet the only H&M store that has a beauty section is at the Eaton Centre. We need more of this! Because I will start off by saying that these are amazing!

Since these are makeup products from a clothing store, I didn’t expect much. But I heard so many good things about it and decided to give it a try. I picked up a blusher and 3 cream eyeshadows.

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Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

Benefit has been in the brow game for years but it never really stood up for me until now. They released new products with packaging that are much more attractive! I’m in love with the circus-themed silver packaging of all their brow products! I picked up the Goof Proof Brow Pencil and without a doubt, the product itself is good too! Let’s all get into the details!
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Disappointing Product #1: NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

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I had high hopes for the Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks. I thought it was going to be a good liquid lipstick because Nyx’s Lip products are amazing for the price point. But these were just awful. I hate for this post to be so negative, but I want to give my honest review on this product.

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I picked up Vintage and Sandstorm.

Scent

The first thing that turned me off was the scent. It doesn’t smell like the Soft Matte Lip Creams or the Butter Glosses. It smells like chemicals and that “old lipstick” scent. I couldn’t stand the smell as I’m putting it on that I felt like I’m putting straight up paint on my lips.

Texture

The label didn’t promise a matte finish but it dried down to a matte finish after a few minutes of application. When you smack your lips together, a matte lipstick is supposed to be comfortable and not stick together. That wasn’t the case for this one. When I pressed my lips together, it kept sticking to each other. I tried to wait 2 hours hoping it would dry down. But no. It felt like I put on double-sided tape between my lips.

When I see the word “Suede” I thought it would be something hydrating and comfortable. Unfortunately, it was all the opposite.

 

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NYX Liquid Suede Cream lipstick in Vintage and Sandstorm swatches

 

I wouldn’t repurchase it and wouldn’t recommend it either.

I do recommend their Matte Lipstick, Butter Gloss, Soft Matte Lip Cream, and their Lip Pencils. They are amazing! I love Nyx products and was so happy that they finally hit the shelves at my Shoppers Drug Mart. They have so many good products, but I would suggest you pass on this one.

 

Have you guys tried this product? What are your thoughts?

Thanks for reading!

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Urban Decay Primer Potion vs. Too Faced Shadow Insurance

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Both eye primers are from amazing brands and are aimed to do the same job, but which one works best?

A little goes a long way with these eye primers. One tiny dot could cover both lids in my case. Once you squeeze it out, both primers feel very slippery and silicone-like. Considering my very oily lids, both primers mattify and provide a good base for all my eye looks.

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THE COMPARISON

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

I still have the old packaging with me and it has been battered, I know. I don’t think I have anything bad to say about this. It gives a good base for all my eyeshadow looks and definitely makes my eyeshadow last longer, crease-free, and more vibrant. It has a metallic smell too but it isn’t a bother for me. The new packaging has a doe foot applicator which is enticing me to get a new tube.

Varieties: Available in Original, Anti-aging, Minor Sin (Champagne shimmer), Eden (Matte)

Price: C$26

 

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Same as the UD one, I still have the old packaging. I do find that this eye primer comes out watery and separates, which is a big downer. I thought it was because I just opened it and it sat on the shelves for a long time that the first few squeezes will come out watery. BUT no matter how much a shake it, a clear liquid ALWAYS comes out. I’m wondering I might have picked up a dud or a really old one. The product itself isn’t bad once you get past the watery part. Similar to the UD one, it has the same metallic smell that isn’t bothersome. It does the job of mattifying and preventing any eyeshadow creases. But I find that the UD one makes my eyeshadow stay on longer than this.

Varieties: Available in Original, Champagne, Glitter Glue

Price: C$24

 

VERDICT

The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is clearly a much better eyeshadow primer in my opinion. It primes, mattifies, prevent creasing, and makes shadows more vibrant. It has more varieties to choose from too. I think paying 2 extra dollars is worth it.

 

Tell me what your favorite eye primer is because I’m looking for a new one to try!

Thanks for reading! xo

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Favorite Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons (Lip Swatches + Review)

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I want to share with you guys my favorite colours from the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon collection. DSC_1028

As many of you know, all of Bite Beauty’s products are good enough to eat and made with gluten-free, food-grade ingredients and are free of polybutenes, sulfates, and petroleum byproducts.

The Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons are highly pigmented, very moisturizing and comfortable even if it’s matte. According to Sephora’s website, “the secret is the moisture-locking power of orange peel wax along with the antioxidant properties of resveratrol.”

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Because of the matte/creamy consistency, it is long wearing but not drying. It does have a slight sheen when first applied but it dries down to a matte finish throughout the day.

It has a citrus-y vanilla scent. If you are someone who’s sensitive about scents on lip products you don’t need to worry because the scent almost completely disappears when the lip color sets.

These are my most reached for colours from the collection:

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Click on for lip swathces!

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