H&M Nail Polish in Shakudo, swatch

H&M — Shakudo (Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

Brand: H&M

Last month, I picked up my first two H&M nail polishes (and a lipstick) from their new beauty line. I swatched one polish, Space Race, last week, and if you’d like to read more about the nail polish that isn’t specific to the shade, please go check out that review.

H&M cosmetics haul, lipstick and nail polish, 2015

Today, I’m reviewing the second shade, Shakudo, which is starting to feel like Yet Another Rose Gold! Shakudo is a sparkly metallic rose gold with a decidedly coppery tone (China Glaze’s Meet Me in the Mirage, by comparison, is cooler and pinker).

The name Shakudō comes from the Japanese term for rose gold: basically a copper and gold alloy.

It does make me think of this movie, though:

Sharknado poster
Sharknado (which I haven’t actually seen; the only movie of its ilk that I’ve attempted to watch was this, which stars 80’s pop sensation Debbie Gibson).
The name also makes me think of Shakira doing judo.

I actually prefer Shakudo to the other H&M polish I tried, Space Race. Shakudo is a One-Coat Wonder! It also doesn’t dry to quite as matte a finish, and the texture when dry is quite smooth, though I’d still prefer it with a glossy top coat. Application was very easy with the extra wide paddle-shaped brush.

I definitely recommend this polish if you need an easier-to-find rose gold polish.

H&M Nail Polish in Shakudo, swatch

H&M Nail Polish in Shakudo, label


H&M Nail Polish retails for US$5.99 / CA$6.99 and contains 0.27 US fl oz / 8 mL. It is free of toluene, formaldehyde, camphor, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and made in France.

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB, a multi-national fashion retailer, was founded in 1947 as a women’s clothing store, Hennes (“Hers” in Swedish). In 1968, the company acquired Mauritz Widforss, a hunting apparel retailer; after expanding to include men’s fashion, the company name was changed to Hennes & Mauritz. Their cosmetics range—which includes makeup, skincare, haircare, bath & body, and fragrance—was introduced in fall 2015. H&M is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

🇫🇷Made in France
🇸🇪Company based in Sweden

10 thoughts on “H&M — Shakudo (Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

  1. ANOTHER rose gold! This is like the orange fiasco all over again! 😉
    Out of the 3 recent one you’ve swatched, I prefer the Missha one the most – this one registers too copper to me. I hope the Missha ones are still available!

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    • LOL! Well, not to worry. I don’t have that many more rose golds, and I am not planning on swatching them for a while!

      I agree, this is a bit overly coppery. I mean, I love that, but it’s definitely more orangey. Hope you get to snag the Missha!


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