I think I may possibly be the last person to talk about the new H&M beauty range, but it took me a little while to get my hands on the new range and I wanted to wait and give the product a proper test before I judged it. Most beauty ranges from non-beauty companies do scare me slightly - I don't feel the same trust in their products than I do with older beauty brands and so decided to stay away from concealers and foundations for fear of my skin breaking out. However, H&M is owned by the same company as & Other Stories, who I have tried several of their skincare and body care products and am a big fan of, so I was excited to see what they had to offer. I ended up picking up a Pure Radiance Powder Blusher because I was so impressed with the shade range. Blushes, particularly powder blushes, are something that I think that the high street make-up scene has never really nailed, and while I've seen many people talk about the Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes or NARS Orgasm or Deep Throat, I've so far not seen a high street blush with the same amount of hype. 

I'm currently trying to pick up make-up for a Kylie Jenner inspired make-up look using only high-street products (something I am very excited about) and love how her skin always looks so luminous and youthful yet still matte and not sprinkled with glitter. These blushes, which say they are "sheer coverage with a luminous finish" are exactly what I was after, and give a natural rosy glow without being shimmery or sparkly. I picked up the shade Deep Brown from an H&M on Oxford Street in London, but cannot see the shade online at all. It is a beautiful brown toned pink that reminds me exactly of Kylie Jenner's make-up, but due to its brown tone I am confident it would suit nearly all skin tones. 

The consistency of the product is spectacular - the blush is very finely milled and swatches quite intense, but as the description suggests it does give a beautiful sheer wash of colour on application that can be built up if necessary. The product is scented similar to that of more traditional powders - it almost reminds me of my Grandma's bathroom (in a good way!) and is faintly sweet, but this scent does not linger onto the skin. What I was most surprised about by this blush was the lasting power; This easily lasted throughout the day, and I would only need to reapply if going out in the evening. 

The packaging feels quite plastic and cheap, but the black/white/gold design throughout the range is beautiful and the hexagonal shape feels modern and young. I also love that all of the products come in a separate box - this definitely adds an element of luxury that you don't find at most high street beauty counters. This blush cost £6.99, which sits very well in the mix with the prices of other affordable blushes, but in my opinion beats out other competitors on colour range and lasting power. Next up in the range, I am looking forward to trying out their Pure Velvet Cream Blusher

I thought I would add a simple make-up tutorial onto the end of this review of how I would style a make-up look around this blush. Because the shade of pink/brown is so pretty I decided to accentuate that throughout the rest of the make-up, using only a little contour on the cheeks in the form of Lancome Blush Subtil palette in Nectar Rose. On the eyes I used a cream eyeshadow stick from KIKO in a metallic pink/brown shade, and on the lips I wore MAC Velvet Teddy, the perfect brown/nude lipstick. For a touch of drama I added a cat-eye flick in gel liner and finished off with a lengthening mascara. 

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I think I may possibly be the last person to talk about the new H&M beauty range, but it took me a little while to get my hands on the new range and I wanted to wait and give the product a proper test before I judged it. Most beauty ranges from non-beauty companies do scare me slightly - I don't feel the same trust in their products than I do with older beauty brands and so decided to stay away from concealers and foundations for fear of my skin breaking out. However, H&M is owned by the same company as & Other Stories, who I have tried several of their skincare and body care products and am a big fan of, so I was excited to see what they had to offer. I ended up picking up a Pure Radiance Powder Blusher because I was so impressed with the shade range. Blushes, particularly powder blushes, are something that I think that the high street make-up scene has never really nailed, and while I've seen many people talk about the Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes or NARS Orgasm or Deep Throat, I've so far not seen a high street blush with the same amount of hype. 

I'm currently trying to pick up make-up for a Kylie Jenner inspired make-up look using only high-street products (something I am very excited about) and love how her skin always looks so luminous and youthful yet still matte and not sprinkled with glitter. These blushes, which say they are "sheer coverage with a luminous finish" are exactly what I was after, and give a natural rosy glow without being shimmery or sparkly. I picked up the shade Deep Brown from an H&M on Oxford Street in London, but cannot see the shade online at all. It is a beautiful brown toned pink that reminds me exactly of Kylie Jenner's make-up, but due to its brown tone I am confident it would suit nearly all skin tones. 

The consistency of the product is spectacular - the blush is very finely milled and swatches quite intense, but as the description suggests it does give a beautiful sheer wash of colour on application that can be built up if necessary. The product is scented similar to that of more traditional powders - it almost reminds me of my Grandma's bathroom (in a good way!) and is faintly sweet, but this scent does not linger onto the skin. What I was most surprised about by this blush was the lasting power; This easily lasted throughout the day, and I would only need to reapply if going out in the evening. 

The packaging feels quite plastic and cheap, but the black/white/gold design throughout the range is beautiful and the hexagonal shape feels modern and young. I also love that all of the products come in a separate box - this definitely adds an element of luxury that you don't find at most high street beauty counters. This blush cost £6.99, which sits very well in the mix with the prices of other affordable blushes, but in my opinion beats out other competitors on colour range and lasting power. Next up in the range, I am looking forward to trying out their Pure Velvet Cream Blusher

I thought I would add a simple make-up tutorial onto the end of this review of how I would style a make-up look around this blush. Because the shade of pink/brown is so pretty I decided to accentuate that throughout the rest of the make-up, using only a little contour on the cheeks in the form of Lancome Blush Subtil palette in Nectar Rose. On the eyes I used a cream eyeshadow stick from KIKO in a metallic pink/brown shade, and on the lips I wore MAC Velvet Teddy, the perfect brown/nude lipstick. For a touch of drama I added a cat-eye flick in gel liner and finished off with a lengthening mascara. 

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