H&M Beauty Haul:

Hello everyone! Today we are going to talk about H&M beauty line, and obviously there will be some reviews, lots of them actually: 😉
The whole H&M beauty line has everything you will possibly need to satisfy your make up obsession, from brushes to lipsticks, bags to blushers.

If you are on a budget you have to check out this amazing and affordable beauty line, but even if you’re not I would recommend trying some of H&M beauty products because they are extremely good. So, next time you’re passing by, I highly recommend to go to an H&M shop that stocks their beauty products, and in case you need some shopping list inspiration, here are my top picks

– H&M All-Day Liquid Foundation.

This is a great foundation with a gorgeous flawless finish.

I bought it a couple of months ago, October if I remember correctly, and I have been using it since then; I really love it.

The packaging is also good, because the pump applicator works very well and dispenses the right amount of product you want. Moreover, the color range is great because you can chose from 11 different shades.

The lightweight, creamy liquid texture meshes well with skin for easy, smooth blending. Also the formula is comfortable with a light to medium coverage (but if you want more coverage you can certainly build it up).

Because of its liquid/cream-ish texture I would recommend using a foundation brush to blend it better, instead of a beauty blender sponge. Last, but surely not least, this is a fragrance free product and provides a broad-spectrum sun protection thanks to its SPF 15; amazing thing since SPF is really important and a lot of people prefer to apply it with their usual make up (e.g. foundation, BB creams etc.). Moreover, when it comes to wear time, this does last several hours without fading too much. What’s not so good about it: Nothing, really. This is a very good and affordable foundation. It is, beyond doubt, a beauty bargain.




– H&M Global Fusion Eye Pot in Paw Paw Blossom (Limited Edition).

This is a great creamy eye shadow in a bold burgundy-metallic color with a warm undertone. This shade should be able to make your eyes truly pop, if you will blend it correctly. Moreover, it is the ideal choice for those seeking a versatile product that works great on its own as well as applied before or after a powder eye shadows for different effects (or to give the creamy eye shadow greater staying power). What’s particularly impressive about this H&M creamy eye shadow is its easy to apply, richly pigmented and smooth formula. Because it’s a creamy eyeshadow you need to be careful with your brushes, in fact I prefer to use my fingers to apply directly from the tub onto my eyelids and then blend the color perfectly with the help of the natural hands heat. Unfortunately this shade is no longer available, but you can still try the other eye cream colors.

What’s not so good about it:

If you don’t quickly apply the right amount of this product as needed to cover your entire eye area, you will quickly run into problems because the formula dries very fast. In other words, you have little time to blend, so you need to work fast and use it cautiously and with patience.



– H&M Jumbo Lip Pencil Lip color-to-go in Zinfandel.

I really enjoyed the shade of this Lip Pencil when I was wearing it, and I also was very impressed with the formula when I was reviewing it. The formula is in fact comfortable to wear, creamy, high pigmented and it offers hours of color-rich wear, even after your morning coffee break. The texture of this lip pencil is a perfect combo between a matte lip pencil and a creamy lipstick; the finish is lovely and it won’t dry out your lips, plus this shade is a must have for the winter season. Moreover, this product is very similar to NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, but way more affordable.

What’s not so good about it: The shade range is very limited, at least here in Italy.




– H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil in Come In Third.

This is a gorgeous bronze kinda shade eye pencil with some shimmer in it. You really need to try this eye pencil, because it last for hours even in warm and humid weather conditions. The texture is really creamy and smooth, which makes it perfect to use on your lash line, like an eyeliner. But you can also blend this highlighting color on the center of your lids to give some 3D effect to your makeup.

What’s not so good about it: Nothing, really. This is beyond doubt a beauty bargain.




– H&M Straight Defining Brush.

I was looking for a good straight brush; not round, oval or angled, but perfectly straight. So I decided to include this one in my last H&M beauty haul. So far, so good… I love it. It is a really good brush that has nothing to envy to the high end (and pricey) brushes on the market.

This brush has densely packed bristles with a flat, straight and horizontal end. This firm yet soft brush is cut to create a defined eyeshadow line close to your upper and lower lash line, or to blend and smooth out your eyebrow pencil.

What’s not so good about it: Nothing, really. This is a well made and affordable brush; I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed with its performance. Another great beauty bargain from H&M! 


– H&M Brush Cleanser Spray.

Generally I prefer to clean my make-up brushes and tools with a lot of water, neutral soap and the Start Maker Silicone Brush Cleaning Egg (my review here ), but some days I’m simply too tired or too lazy to even think about it, so enter the H&M Brush Cleanser Spray. This is a great and affordable spray that cleans, easily and fast, your make-up brushes. How to use: Spray directly onto the brush head and clean off with a paper tissue. What’s not so good about it: Nothing, really. This is a great and, more important, affordable brush cleanser. Plus, its scent is really lovely.

Have you already tried something from the H&M beauty line? If so, let me know in the comments below! Have a great weekend.

Christmas Gift Guide Part 1:

Hello people! 😉 Christmas is just around the corner, so I want to show you a bunch of great presents ideas for your friends, your sister, your girlfriend, your mother, your whatever, ecc…: 🙂
•Here are some gift ideas for makeup lovers:

-The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eye Palette:

The quality of this eye shadows is amazing! This palette contains a versatile mix of colors and finishes to create beautiful day or nighttime looks. Inside you will find four matte, four shimmer and four sparkle shadows and even a double ended brush!

  
You can find it here

Neve Cosmetics Pastello Lipcolor and Eyeliner:

This pencils for lips and eyes are wonderful! They are soft, last all day and the colors are deeply pigmented; you can use them everywhere on your face because this is a bio product and it won’t irritate your skin!

  
You can find it here and here 

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara:

It’s my favorite mascara these days, because it stays put all day and its super dark black color has an amazing “wow!” effect on your lashes. You can find my review here

• Here are some gift ideas for skincare addicted:

-The Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel:

This product will give you a perfect radiant morning skin, plus it has a paradisiacal fragrance of pumpkin!  Here you can find my full review!

The Peter Thomas Roth Hall of Fame Kit:

Taken as a whole, this brand has some great skincare products. PTR exfoliators are wonderful and I review this one here.

This is the best kit to start your daily skincare routine with PTR products, plus in the box you will find an anti-age cleanser, a mask and a full bottle of Strawberry Scrub! Believe me, it will be a really appreciated gift!

  
You can buy it here [ UK & US ]

Clarins Daily Energizer Kit:

Another lovely kit, perfect for a Christmas gift! I especially love the cleansing gel and the cream moisturizer. They have a summer-ish smell, a light texture and they are also great products for every skin type.

  
You can find it here here [UK]

Here are some gift ideas for hair care lovers:

The Wetbrush:

I’m so in love with this brand that I am now the proud possessor of three different brushes! P.S: You should definitely buy these especially for your beloved ones with curly and untamed hair!

I reviewed this product here.

You can find it here and here

StarGazer Semi- Permanent Hair Dye:

If one of your friends/parents/whatever wants desperately to try a new and unusual hair color, you should buy them the Stargazer semi-permanent hair colors! This brand is great and have so many shades to choose… they are going to love it! My review and how to use them here.

– The Paul Mitchell Super-Charged Moisturizer:

One of your friends/parents/whatever has stressed and crispy hair? No problem! This product is going to help their “heads” immensely! 😉 My review here

Coming soon… Christmas Gift Guide Part 2!

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Ciao a tutti! 😉 Natale è ormai dietro l’angolo, così ho pensato di mostrarvi qualche idea regalo per i vostri amici, parenti, sorelle, conoscenti etc. 🙂

Ecco qui alcune idee per le amanti del makeup:

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eye Palette:

La qualità di questi ombretti è fantastica! Questo prodotto contiene un mix versatile di colori e finish per creare look dal mattino alla sera. All’interno troverete quattro ombretti shimmer, quattro ombretti matte e quattro ombretti brillantinati e anche un pennello doppio!

  
Potete trovarla qui

Neve Cosmetics Pastello Labbra e Occhi:

Queste matite labbra e occhi sono magnifiche! Sono soffici, durano tutto il giorno e i colori sono super pigmentati; inoltre potete usarli su tutto il viso perchè sono un prodotto bio e non irriteranno la vostra pelle!

  
Potete trovarle qui e qui

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara:

È il mio mascara preferito del periodo, perchè resiste all’intera giornata e il colore è di un nero intenso ha un effetto “wow!” sulle ciglia. Potete trovare la mia review qui

• Qui, invece, parliamo di skincare:

L’Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel:
Questo prodotto vi donerà una pelle radiosa già dal primo utilizzo, in più ha un profumo pazzesco di zucca! 

Qui trovate la mia review.

Peter Thomas Roth Hall of Fame Kit:

Questo brand ha delle linee davvero fantastiche di skincare. Gli esfolianti sono un prodotto validissimo e ho scritto la review di quello che c’è all interno del kit qui.

Questo è il miglior kit per iniziare la vostra esperienza verso la skincare routine giornaliera con i prodotti PTR, nel cofanetto troverete anche un cleanser anti-age, una maschera e uno scrub alla fragola! Credetemi, sarà un regalo davvero apprezzato!

  
Potete trovarlo qui

Clarins Daily Energizer Kit:

Un altro cofanetto fantastico, perfetto per un regalo di Natale! Io adoro i gel e le creme idratanti.

Questi prodotti hanno un profumo estivo intenso, una texture leggera e sono per tutte le pelli.

  
Potete trovarlo qui

• Qui, per finire, parliamo di cura dei capelli:

-La Wetbrush:

Sono talmente innamorata di questo brand che in questo momento posseggo tre diverse spazzole! 

P.S: Dovreste davvero regalarla a qualcuno che ha i capelli crespi o ricci, impossibili da domare!

La mia review di questo prodotto la trovate qui

Tinte Semipermanenti Stargazer:

Se uno dei vostri amiche/parenti vuole assolutamente provare un colore di capelli inusuale, dovreste regalarle le tinte semipermanenti della Stargazer! Questo brand è fantastico ed ha tantissime tonalità tra cui scegliere… le ameranno! La mia review qui

Paul Mitchell Super-Charged Moisturizer:

Uno dei vostri amici/parenti ha i capelli stressati o crespi? Nessun problema! Questo prodotto aiuterà la loro “testa” nel migliore dei modi! 😉 La mia review qui

A seguire… la seconda parte della guida per i vostri regali di Natale! 

Review of the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua and the Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23 :

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today is MONDAYagain… how depressing! So, let’s keep calm and pretend it’s not Monday… AGAIN! Let’s talk about magic, magic makeup! 😉I’m going to talk about the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua and the Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23! 🙂

Little premise as always: I have oily eyelids so the need to use a good primer in that area has always been a must for me, otherwise my makeup will melt away during the day.

Who are them for?

I would recommend this eyeliner to anyone who wants a product that, once dry, stays in place for all day long and it is waterproof, too. The brush is also perfect for anyone who wants a tool that makes applying gel or cream eyeliner so much easier!

What’s good about them?

I have tried almost every gel liner known “on the planet Earth” and now I have found the one that’s perfect for me! 🙂

The color of the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua is a beautiful deep black. Moreover, it recreates the fluidity of a liquid liner in the easy way of a gel product.

In fact, this gel is easy to work with and it also creates a smooth and beautiful line from the first application.

It’s a water-resistant formula so you can go wherever you want with this; in fact, it stays put all day and doesn’t smudge off either.

Also, the product remains fresh in the pot even after months of use!

The texture is pretty good and it’s amazing to use with a good fine liner brush.

Speaking of which, I found a brush at Sephora for the Precision Gel Liner that creates the perfect combo! The tip of the Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23 is elbow-shaped, this means that you can tuck the ferrule of the brush under your lashes and allow the tip to trace the cleanest line you ever made. It will allow you to put on your eyeliner in a sec and it’s also easy to clean. I really adore it and I can guarantee that you will fall in love with the brush nr° 23, too! 

P.S: The ferrule is the brass part between the handle and the bristles.

 You can buy the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua on their official website .

You will find the Eyeliner Brush nr° 23 in your Sephora store, but if you want to take a look or buy it online, here it is

What’s not so good about them?

Nothing really, the Gel Liner by Illamasqua and the Sephora Brush are two wonderful products! I just wish the eyeliner came in more colors!

Final thoughts!
I must say that the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua is by far the best gel liner I have come across. Also you get a lot of product in the pot, so it’s worth the price tag! I don’t think I would ever go back to the others now that I found this little black magic gel! Moreover, like I said before, it creates an amazing combo with the Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23.

What’s in the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua?

Ingredients:

ISODODECANE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, POLYETHYLENE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYPHENYL DIMETHICONE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, LECITHIN, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, POLYSORBATE 20, BARIUM SULFATE, PHENOXYETHANOL [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLACK 2 (CI 77266)].

Final Vote:

  
5 on 5 stars

The packaging:

  

  
  

The consistance:

  

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The brush:

  

  

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Ciao a tutti! 🙂 Oggi è LUNEDI’… di nuovo… che depressione! Maaaa… restiamo calmi e facciamo finta che non sia lunedì… DI NUOVO! Parliamo di magia… per la precisione di makeup magico! ;)Oggi vi parlerò del Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua e del Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23! 🙂

Piccola premessa come sempre: ho le palpebre oleose, quindi ho sempre bisogno di usare un’ottima base, altrimenti il makeup mi si scioglierà tutto durante il corso della giornata.

Per chi sono?

Consiglio questo eyeliner a chi vuole un prodotto che, una volta asciutto, rimane perfettamente a posto per tutto il giorno ed è anche waterproof. Il pennello è ottimo per chi vuole uno strumento che renda molto più facile e veloce l’applicazione dell’eyeliner in gel o in crema!

Cosa hanno di buono?

Ho provato quasi tutti i tipi di eyeliner in gel che esistono sulla faccia della Terra, ma solo ora ho trovato quello perfetto per me! 🙂
Il colore del Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua è un bellissimo nero intenso.Ricrea inoltre la fluidità di un eyeliner liquido nella forma più facile da usare di un gel.

Infatti questo gel è facile da modellare e permette di creare una linea perfetta e fluida già dalla prima applicazione.

La formula è water-resistant così può essere usato in tutte le situazioni e con tutti i climi; rimane perfetto tutto il giorno e non si sbava facilmente.

Il prodotto si mantiene ottimamente nel vasetto anche dopo svariati mesi dalla prima apertura.La texture è fantastica ed è ottima per essere usata insieme con un buon pennello per eyeliner dalla punta fine.

A proposito, ho trovato un pennello per eyeliner di Sephora che crea una combinazione perfetta con il Precision Gel Liner! L’estremità del Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23 ha una forma a gomito, ciò consente di posizionare il puntale del pennello direttamente sotto le ciglia permettendo di tracciare una linea dritta e pulita. Riuscirete così a mettervi l’eyeliner in pochi secondi, rispetto ai minuti che perdevate prima! E’ anche molto facile da pulire!Io lo adoro e posso garantirvi che anche voi lo amerete dopo averlo provato la prima volta!

P.S: Per puntale in questo caso si intende la parte di ottone del pennello che si trova tra il manico di legno e le setole.

Potete trovare il Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua sul loro sito ufficiale .

Potete trovare l’ Eyeliner Brush nr° 23 nei negozi Sephora, ma se volete dargli un’occhiata o comprarlo online, ecco qui il link .

Cosa non mi piace?

Niente in realtà, il Gel Liner by Illamasqua e il pennello di Sephora sono due prodotti fantastici! Vorrei solo che ci fossero più colori tra i quali scegliere per l’eyeliner.

Considerazioni finali!

Devo dire che il Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua è assolutamente il miglior eyeliner gel che mi sia mai capitato di provare! Il vasetto contiene parecchio prodotto, quindi vale la spesa. Adesso che ho provato questo gel magico piccolo e nero 😉 non credo che userò mai più eyeliner di altre marche! Inoltre, come ho detto prima, è ancora più spettacolare se usato insieme al Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23.

Cosa c’è nel Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua?

Ingredienti:

ISODODECANE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, POLYETHYLENE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYPHENYL DIMETHICONE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, LECITHIN, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, POLYSORBATE 20, BARIUM SULFATE, PHENOXYETHANOL [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLACK 2 (CI 77266)].
Voto finale:

 

5 stelle su 5