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.
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:
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 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.