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Huda Beauty Highlighter palette & Eyeshadow palette

September 8, 2018

I’ve bought these products back in May when I was in NYC. I have been using the highlighter palette but saved the eyeshadow palette for more fall weather and that’s why I’m reviewing both products today! Let’s have a look at what I think about the Huda Beauty highlighter palette & eyeshadow palette.

Since I really wanted to try Huda Beauty after I heard a lot of good things, I ended buying some things at Sephora. The Desert Dusk palette was on my wishlist but I thought it was too expensive. So I ended up with a smaller eyeshadow palette, the Huda Beauty Obsessions palette in Mauve. This kind of palette is really a fall palette for me and I love the color scheme.

The other product I got is the Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter palette in Pink Sands. I think this palette was sold out at like 3 different Sephora but thankfully I ended up still finding it. Anyway, I was excited to try this product as well since I love highlighters.

Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette – Pink Sands

To start off, here’s the packaging of the highlighter palette. You can’t see it on this picture, but the eyes, the lips, and the highlighter are reflective. I think that’s a really nice detail! On the back, you can find more product information. Overall, I think this is a cute packaging and kinda different than other brands which is good.

Since I have been using this palette already, you can see I’ve touched it already. I’m sorry I don’t have a clean palette to show you but I think it could look worse haha. However, here’s the inside of the palette. It’s a good idea to put the instruction in the palette so you don’t have to keep a sleeve or something. I do miss a mirror though, but it’s okay. The colors are very pretty and I like how the names are in the palette. The palette contains 4 colors:

  1. Capri (a dainty pale pink)
  2. Santorini (a soft white sand with a golden glow)
  3. Azores (a light gold with opalescent sheer)
  4. Ibiza (a party starter pink with white gold shimmers)

How do you use this palette?

  1. PREP: Apply the Melted Strobe as a base to smooth the skin & amplify the light reflecting pearls.
  2. SET: Dab the lightest highlight from cheek to temple to set & bring out the pop.
  3. SCULPT: Apply the darker shade under the cheekbones to add dimension & shape.
  4. FLUSH: Sweep the medium highlight on apples of your cheeks for a healthy glow.

I have to say that I didn’t use the palette like that. I feel like I would have a completely glowing cheek which I think is too much. For now, I’ve only used Santorini as a highlight and Ibiza as a blush.

Swatches

From top to bottom: Capri, Santorini, Azores, and Ibiza. The left picture is with natural light and the right picture is with a flashlight. I do like the swatches and colors but I’m not super enthusiastic. The base shade Capri is too dark for me sadly. I personally don’t like to use all of them together because I think that would be way too much but I would definitely use them separately. It’s pretty but it’s not a palette that I grab very much.

Huda Beauty Obsessions palette in Mauve

As I already said before, I haven’t used this palette yet because I saved it for more fall weather. I would even like this for the winter as well. The colors are giving me a cozy and warm feeling, which I really like. I think the colors fit very well together!

The packaging is cute but not special. I like how you can see the colors on top already and I like the overall black look. The back has product information on it. It’s very small which makes it easy to take it with you when you’re going to travel.

The actual inside! I have to admit that I kinda think it’s weird to see such a light color in the palette but I guess it’s there as a base so that’s okay. I have been looking around for the names, but I can’t find them anywhere so I don’t think they have names. That’s not a huge problem but it’s not very helpful if you want to explain which color you’re talking about. The color scheme looks pretty to me though!

Swatches

So I can’t tell them by names, but I swatched row for row and started at the top. The left picture is with natural light and the right picture is with a flashlight. I love how warm toned this palette is and it has some amazing shades! The combination of colors is very pretty and the pigmentation is very good! I feel like the formula is slightly different than the formulas I’m used to but I don’t feel like that’s a bad thing. The shadows perform well. The palette has 3 shimmer shades and 6 matte shades which gives you the opportunity to make a lot over different eye looks.

Product Information

The highlighter palette contains 1x 0.26 oz / 7.5g in Capri and 3 x 0.28 oz / 8g for the other shades and the price is $45. The eyeshadow palette contains 9 x 1.1g and the price is $27. I bought them at Sephora in NYC but you can also order online on www.sephora.com or their website: www.shophudabeauty.com.

Final Thoughts

I’m happy that I got the chance to finally try Huda Beauty myself. However, I’m not super obsessed with the highlighter palette. It’s nice but I won’t use all the shades at once. The eyeshadow palette is super travel-friendly and it has some very pretty fall/winter shades. The palette is very pigmented and looks nice!

Did you already buy some Huda Beauty products? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Hope to see you next time loves,

 

4 Comments

  • Marrésa Kazem

    September 9, 2018 at 4:34 am

    I’ve been wanting the mini eyeshadow palette! I actually have the Desert Dusk palette and I do think it’s worth the money if you like those colors a lot!

    1. Simone

      September 9, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      The colors in the Desert Dusk palette are super pretty though! There’s a possibility that I still end up buying that palette haha.

  • Marrésa Kazem

    September 9, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    I definitely recommend it because it’s gorgeous and you can do simple and dramatic looks with it!

    1. Simone

      September 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you for your recommendation love!

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