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If you follow me on social media you know I went to Oslo this past weekend. I didn’t do much shopping, but as we were walking around the shops having a browse, I realised their H&M had a huge beauty hall! It not only stocked their own brand but the likes of Maybelline and Revlon aswell. I know we have the H&M beauty range here in Dublin (in Liffey Valley, I believe), but since I live closer to town I tend not to be up that way too often. So, when I saw the array of H&M makeup I had to try some. I am gong to split my H&M makeup haul into two posts. This one will be the eye products and then the next one will be face products.

Oslo is known to be expensive, so I could have well been ripped off with prices for these products, but sure I was on holliers so I won’t complain 🙂 I’ll link to the prices on the English site here to give you some sort of a gauge.

I only ended up getting 5 things for the eyes. They have a full range though from liners to lashes. I stuck with things I knew I would actually use rather than just buying for the sake of it (I do that alot too 🙂 )

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I got one of their eyeshadow palettes.

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I am in love with the sleek packaging of the H&M makeup may I add. It feels really nice and luxurious as well as looking the part too.

You get nine shadows in the palettes which I think is a pretty good deal. I went with a somewhat neutral choice called Smoky Nudes. I think there’s four palettes to choose from though.

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Here they are swatched from left to right.

H&M Makeup Haulbeauty blogger irelandh&m makeup swatchYou can see there is a good mixture of matte and shimmers in the Smoky Neutrals palette. I think the shimmers have more of a punch than the mattes on first swatch. Not always a bad thing because it means they can be built up as you go.

The cream to shadow eye shadows were another product to catch my eye. I had a quick swatch of a couple of them and then ended up grabbing 3 colours because I couldn’t choose just one colour.

irish makeup and beauty bloggerFirst up we have ‘Khaki Brocade’. This is a gorgeous sparkly olive green colour.

irishbeautyblogmakeup and beauty bloggerirish makeup and beauty bloggerNext up is the aptly named ‘Champers’.

irish beauty bloggerbeauty blogger irelandbeauty blog irelandAnd the last one I chose is called ‘Gentlewoman’ which is a lovely dark again shimmery berry colour.

top irish beauty blogtop irish beauty bloggerh&m makeup haulThey have a mousse like consistency and go onto the skin really smoothly. I have yet to wear these on my eyelids yet, but upon swatching them on my arm, I think if you have oily lids like me, not a hope these will last on their own. I will be personally use them as shadow bases rather then stand alone shadows.

Overall, I am really impressed with the H&M beauty range. The packaging, the quality and the amount of products they stock is really impressive. The price point is not bad at all either which makes things very much sweeter. I am now off to fill my lids to the brim 🙂

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I get so many questions about the brand Flormar that has been unleashed once again here in Ireland. I spoke briefly about them here, when I first tried some of their products and did a review of their Perfect Coverage Liquid Concealer here. So far everything I have used from the brand has been really lovely, including the Flormar Color Palette Eyeshadows.

Flormar Color Palette EyeshadowI have two of the Flormar Color Palette Eyeshadow palettes in my possession, but there is plenty of colour choices to choose from in the range.

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All of the Flormar Color Palette Eyeshadows contain 5 shadows with a mixture of colours and textures that are all complimentary to each other.

The ‘Nude Dudes’ is a great neutral palette choice.

Flormar irish beauty blogirish makeup and beauty bloggerMatte shadows are not always easy to get a hold of in the more affordable makeup category so this is a great little find. The shadows are creamy, blendable and pigmented. Here they are swatched on my arm, the lightest shade in the palette is the exact shame shade as my skin (you can’t actually see it, but I promise it’s there 🙂 ). So if you’re pale like me, this is a great blending shade to have in your collection.

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Dee from Viva Adonis totally enabled the other Flormar Color Palette Eyeshadow I own.

irish beauty blogirish beauty blog beautynookPink Desserts is such a gorgeous little shimmery palette. I know the colours look a little scary, but I really love a burgundy eye myself 🙂  Again, the shadows are soft, blend-able and pigmented, really easy to work with. The two darkest shades are my faves from the palette and get alot of love from me!

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The Flormar Color Palette Eyeshadows will set you back €9.95, not bad at all, right?

If you are wondering about your local stockists, check out the Flormar facebook page about section here or Simplyfoxy sell the brand online too!

Have you tried any Flormar? Let me know what your favourites are, I want to get more 🙂

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