Review: Huda Beauty Shadow Palette

Hi Guys,

Welcome back to my blog today I want to share with you a review about the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette.

I can’t tell you how long I hunted for this palette online. I got so excited when I seen a post on Instagram that it was back in stock. I bought it on Cult Beauty along with a few more sneaky bits. (Buy Here) I had signed up for the notification from Cult Beauty but I didn’t get an email about it until a couple of weeks after. The palette isn’t the cheapest at £56 stg.

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The colours in this palette are a dream to me, all the kind of colours I love. Warm, reds and golds. The colours are just beautiful.

On first impressions I was quite surprised about how small the actual palette is. But a good size for my makeup bag. The packaging is cardboard but feels it will last the time. The one thing I don’t like is the lid it is clear plastic, which I don’t practically like because it is already filthy.

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So what were my first impressions on the palette from swatching it? They were very mixed, some shadows swatched like a dream, others not so much. I found the matte shadows very dry they almost toughed on my skin when swatching (if that makes sense!). But the glitter shadows swatched like butter super smooth and pigmented. I have a video with swatches here if you would like to have a look.

I finally got an excuse to use this palette at the weekend. I created a halo eye (my favourite look on me) using Sandalwood, Henna, Maneater and Bossy in the crease, inner and outer portion of my eyelid. I applied Rose Gold in the centre. The shadows are very pigmented going onto the eye so I wiped my brush onto my wrest first just so I could build up my colour intensity rather than doing it in one swip. By doing this you get a much nicer blend but it also leaves the shadows an awful lot easier to blend. I used Sandalwood as my transition/ blending colour and found this to be one of the trickiest colours to blend smoothly. I added a drop of Inglot’s Duraline to Rose Gold before adding to the centre of my eye with my finger. This was tricky to build up the colour but the key is once again to apply a little at a time.

Before I started my eye shadow I applied two primers (I have very oily eyelids and do this every time I wear makeup), I used Urban Decay potion primer and MAC Painterly paint pot. I had my makeup on for about 14 hours and the shadow did not budge, no creasing or glitter fall down on my face. Very impressive since I was on a bus, at the beauty show, shopping in the rain and out having drinks that evening! I am so impressed with the longevity of the shadows. I used the palette again the next day and again no issues with my eye shadow all day.

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This Huda Beauty palette is such a welcomed addition to my makeup collection but more so for the glitter shades. I’m looking forward to creating more looks with them especially Fling and 24K.

I really hope you enjoyed my review and I didn’t ramble too much. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this palette if you have used it.

AnnMarie xx

 

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