Disclaimer: Here you will find some close-ups, so if you fear to see something you won’t like, do not read on.
Thank you for your understanding.
I’ve been crushing on this palette since the day it was launched. But I bought it only in May. I decided to finally purchase it after watching a video, but in reality this palette is not that perfect.
I’m not saying that I regret about the purchase, but it’s a shame that somebody pulled my leg.
The palette looks lovely, but it comes in a paper package! Are you serious? $65 for a paper package?
Here is an unfiltered picture of all shades for you to understand how they look in real life:
Here is what I saw on Instagram and Youtube. Yeah, I can be fooled so easily:
The hues look brighter here or what?
I didn’t swatch this product for a reason. There is an abundance of these swatches on the Internet already. Additionally, if I swatched it, I would only be underwhelmed by their poor pigmentation, especially by the color Amethyst…
Yep, I know that it’s hard to produce a good violet shade, but other manufacturers succeeded in it and Huda didn’t.
Just take a look at how bad it applies. I even stopped there and decided to remove this makeup:
Yep, it’s Amethyst in a single coat. OK then. After that I decided to give this hue another chance and layered it:
As a result, I had a mess. However looking from afar, the makeup was pretty decent
Blending shade: Amethyst
Outer corner of my eyes: Oud
Inner corner of my eyes: Nefertiti
Alright then, let’s move on to the prettier shades out there.
My daily makeup seems quite pale, but I’m not allowed to wear it brighter at work.
Blending shade: Oud
Main color: Twilight
Then I tried to create a makeup with Cosmo. I love this color tone, but it doesn’t stick to my eyelids without a specific glitter glue. It was my first attempt to work with glister shade and I failed.
Blending with: Musk and Eden
However, the second attempt was more successful and I loved the results! The following shades are used:
- Desert sand: I applied it to set the foundation on my eyelids. Yep, I use foundation as a primer.
- Musk: to darken the crease.
- Eden: to blend all shades together.
- Amber: to make the shades look brighter.
- Oud: applied it to my lower eyelid and to slightly darken my crease.
- Cosmo: applied to my whole eyelid.
- Turkish Delight: applied to my lower eyelid.
-Saffron: applied to my crease.
- Blazing: can be noticed on my lower eyelid and at the edge of the blending color.
The next look is my favorite one! Guess who inspired me!
After a while I tried to tame the shade Retrograde, which is quite weird. As you can see, I didn’t succeed.
By the way, Retrograde is applied on top of Amethyst here. Then I tried to make shimmer lines:
To be honest, the result looks quite pretty, but it’s not really my thang.
Another more or less daily makeup:
I also tried to create a pink-toned makeup with this palette and you know what… I nailed it!
Well, right it’s more like an orange-pink look, but still.
I used Amethyst, this weird Retrograde on top of Angelic, Desert Sand, Eden and Blazing here.
Finally I’d like to show you the makeup I tried when I was in Beijing and how good it lasted, but it was hot as hell outside, so yes, it creased towards evening badly:
I put on makeup hastily, that’s why I blended out the colors badly, but the full face looked very pretty from afar.
My overall thoughts:
I recommend this palette to those who have a soft spot for orange hues and those who prefer wearing shadows no more than 5 hours.
Also, do not be fooled by the shades Twilight and Retrograde. They are not perfect. However, I may be the only one who is not pleased by them, but I believe that ALL shades in a palette that costs a fortune should work way better.
I won’t repurchase it, but if you are into a semi-sheer coverage or don’t mind layering some shades endlessly, you’ll love this palette!