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This is round two of my H&M Makeup Haul. The is the face products round ๐Ÿ™‚ If you want to see the eye products I picked up, just click on the link here and you can see them up close and swatched. Again, I’ll link the UK H&M website here for all price listings as I bought these in Norway and was probably ripped off ๐Ÿ™‚ Everything is pretty reasonable price wise .

First up in my H&M makeup haul part two is the Cover-Up Concealer.

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Now, I wanted this in Ivory, but I couldn’t find one on the stand to save my life, so I got Vanilla, that’s a tad dark for my skin, but sure I’ll make it work. This would be an all over skin concealer, however I think I will chance it as an under eye one and see how it works.

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It has a thin consistency and seems to blend really well into the skin. On first swatch it hasn’t a huge amount of coverage, but it definitely seems like it could be build-able.

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I just blended it really softly here

Next up is their Immaculate Compact Foundation.

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I chose this over one of their setting powders because I tend to like a bit of coverage with my face powders.

This is in the shade Ivory and I adore the packaging.

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It comes with a mirror, the powder and than a sponge underneath.

irish makeup and beauty blogThe powder is really finely milled. There is a bit of a weird scent to it but nothing to crazy. After swatching it, the shade Ivory which I believe is the lightest shade they do may be slightly to dark for my natural (MacNC20) skin tone.

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This is a bit annoying considering there are paler people than me out there.

I also got their Solar Flair Bronzing Powder. I had actually seen Lily Pebbles talk fondly of this so I knew it was something I wanted to try.

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Again, I love the sleek packaging and it comes with a good sized mirror.

I got the shade ‘Sheer Tan’. I think this was the lightest bronzing shade they do. I really like that they do different colours. That is not a regular thing within a beauty brand.

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I can detect a really really subtle sheen to the powder when swatched and like the powder foundation it is a really finely milled powder. I think I’m really going to like this ๐Ÿ™‚

h&m makeuptop beauty blog irelandThe last thing I have to show is one of the H&M Pure Radiance Powder Blushers.

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Again, I’ll address the packaging, it’s super pretty and these have a gold bottom which I really love.

I chose the shade ‘Sunrise Pink’. I thought this was the most wearable shade for me.

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It’s a dusky pink with a fleck of gold sparkle running through it. When you apply it though, the shimmer doesn’t seem to translate too much.

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Personally, I’m happy about this, but if you’re looking for the sparkle you might not be.

Overall, on first impressions, I am really pleased with my H&M makeup purchases. The packaging, the products themselves and the price points are really great. I look forward to actually applying these to my mug now and seeing how they fare ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for reading.

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The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette has finally hit our shores! Hallelujah!

Makeup lovers across the country have been waiting with baited breath to add to our Naked Palette collections, and now finally we can. I swear Urban Decay has one of the best marketing teams on the planet ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, you clicked on this blogpost to see the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette in all of it’s glory, so I’ll stop harping on and get to it!

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I think this Naked has the nicest packaging out of them all yet. It’s plastic with a magnetic closing and a fancy smoky design of course ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here she is, fresh off the press with the flash on my camera on.

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And here she is sans flash, just so you can get a realistic idea of the colours.

There is 12 colours in the Naked Smoky Palette, with nine brand new shades and three exclusives from previous palettes.

irish beauty blogAs you can see it’s very cool toned with alot of colours you would expect from a palette called ‘Smoky’.

So from left to right, we have:

‘High’ a pink toned shimmer

‘Dirtysweet’ย  a bronzey gold

‘Radar’ a warmer toned shimmery brown

‘Armor’ a purple toned shimmery grey

‘Slanted’ a blue toned shimmery grey

‘Dagger’ a shimmery grey

‘Black Market’ a black with a slight shimmer

These are all pictured below:

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Then we have:

‘Smolder’ a deep shimmery purple

‘Password’ a matte purple toned brown

‘Whiskey’ a matte cool toned dark brown

‘Combust’ a matte pink toned nude

‘Thirteen’ a matte cream

All pictured below:

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Here is the whole Urban Decay Smoky Palette pictured together.

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With this palette you also get a dual ended eyeshadow brush.

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On one end, there’s a fluffy blending brush and then on the other is a pencil brush. I think this is my favourite brush out of all the Naked Palettes.

So there you have it. An up close look at the new Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette. I picked this up in Debenhams and it was โ‚ฌ46. You can get it on the website here.

What do you think? At first look and swatch I’m really digging it, just have to see now how it wears and blends on the eyes. As a makeup addict I am glad to have all the Naked gang to hand though, I must admit…not something I’m proud of but hey ho ๐Ÿ˜›

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