Friday, 27 June 2014

Review: H&M Makeup Brushes

Recently I lost my eyeliner brush and after struggling to apply my gel liner with the brush that came with it for a few days, I took a trip to H&M to buy a replacement. Of course, I found it as soon as I got home (typical, right?) which was super irritating but, since I also bought the BB cream foundation brush, foundation and blush brush, and spent a fair amount of time looking at them in-store, I thought I'd write a little review on the H&M range of brushes for you guys.

The first thing you may notice when looking at the H&M brushes is that there are two types - brushes with lighter cream coloured handles and fibres and the slightly cheaper brushes with black handles and darker fibres. Generally, if there is a lighter version and darker version of the brush, go for the lighter one. They are usually only slightly more expensive (one or two pounds) and the quality is far superior. I find that the brush fibres of the darker brushes are generally a lot less soft and harsher on the skin. There are some exceptions to this, for example the BB cream brush and the angled brush on the double-ended smokey eye brush. However, even with the smokey eye brush, I'd recommend getting the cream coloured brush which is only £1 more as, if you bought the cheaper one, you'd only really want to use the angled end.

These brushes are very affordable without sacrificing quality (excepting the examples previously mentioned) and range from £1.99 for smaller and eyeshadow brushes to £5.99 for face brushes. The fibres are synthetic and (generally) very soft and the density of the fibres in the BB cream foundation brush was particularly impressive, giving your foundation a flawless, airbrushed look. It also has a fairly small head, enabling you to get around every part of your face, for example the sides of the nose. Some of these brushes are also double ended, such as the smokey eye brush and foundation and blusher brush, meaning you really get your money's worth from these already-cheap makeup brushes.

Overall I really love the makeup brushes from H&M and recommend them to anyone who is looking for affordable brushes that are still good quality.

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  1. I have an H&M fluffy blending eye brush, which is totally amazing! Very good quality too! :D

  2. It's so hard to find brushes that are good as well as reasonably priced. Great post x

    Cup of Loveliness

  3. Oooo I've been on the hunt for an eyeliner brush so I can start using my gel liner again, I'll have to take a trip t h&m :-)

  4. I didn't even realise H and M did brushes! Will need to investigate next time I'm in store :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  5. Never thought of H&M as somewhere to buy brushes, but I may rethink that. Great review.
    Miss Anna Rebecka

  6. I had no idea H&M sell makeup brushes! I should really try them soon, thanks for sharing your thoughts :)
    Ana xo

  7. I've only ever used one thing from H&M makeup and can't say I was impressed, maybe I ought to make myself try a bit more though :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

    1. Oohh that sucks. The brushes are generally really could though. What was it that you tried?

  8. Thanks for the tip! Next time I'm at a H&M i'll get that eyeliner brush!

    - Kristine B

  9. Oh wow I've never considered their brushes before but they sound lovely xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  10. I have an eyeliner brush from H&M and I love it! Great post!


  11. i didn't even know H&M made brushes ;) i like the double ends, so good for travelling too! we only have one store in Australia and it's not where I live unfortunately!

    steph /

  12. I was just looking for some reviews for these brushes! Thank you so much :)
    Lovely blog x

    sharon @ shasummerwine.

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