I haven’t done one of these posts in a while and it’s because last year I went on a no-buy and didn’t purchase any new palettes. I did receive some from my birthday and through my subscription boxes but I haven’t truly tested any until recently. Being at home for the last few weeks I haven’t been doing my makeup but every once in a while I do apply something just to give me something to do. I’ve been playing with the Huda Beauty Obessessions Palette here and there so I figured why not share my thoughts on it!
What it is
A range of compact eyeshadow palettes, expertly curated by Huda herself, offering beauty lovers a complete day-to-night eye color wardrobe. (sephora.ca)
$36.00 CAD (11.7g – $3.08/g) The size of the palette is pretty misleading because you get way more product in here than I would have thought, 11.7g is on pare with my Alamar Palette and that one looks like it has more product because the palette itself is larger. I bought this when it went on sale, I think it was $22.00 – $26.00 CAD at the time.
I love the compact packaging of this product. It’s about 2.5″x2.5″ so you can easily throw it into your makeup case and it won’t take up space, yet you have 9 shades to work with within the palette. The packaging feels sturdy and well-built. It has a super clear mirror on the inside as well. The outside is smartly designed too. It has an image of all the shades so if you have more than one palette you can easily distinguish between them. It’s not super glitzy, or over the top in terms of the design but it is practical.
I have the warm brown version of this palette, but there 14 palettes in total from the obsessions line so there is something for everyone I think. I gravitate towards these types of shades so I find I’ll get really good use out of them. I like the selection of colours in here too, there is a beige shade that I can use all over my lid, shades I can put into my crease, berries and browns that I can see myself wearing everyday and a glittery, gold-copper shade to pop on the lid when I want a little something extra. The individual shades don’t have names so I’ve put stars* next to some of my faves.
Application & Wear
This is my first palette from Huda Beauty and I quite like it. The shadows are not super dusty but they have a small amount of kick-up, nothing to be too concerned with. They apply easily on the lids, and it’s very easy to build them up because they blend smoothly without sticking to any part of my lid. Having a deeper set crease I usually get into issues with shadow clumping on certain parts of my crease and I have to really blend that area but I didn’t have issues with this doing that. They apply lightly so you can build up the colour to the intensity you want without it feeling heavy.
I was able to put together a few looks with this palette and wear them all day and it looked really good! Now, with everyone staying home I wasn’t able to test it with a full day of work, or being outside and have the elements mess with my makeup so it’s not a usual wear-test for me but it did well when wearing it at home for 8-9 hours. I’m sure it would do alright
Using the matte shades in the palette
For this look I applied the gold shimmer shade over the lid
I really like this eyeshadow palette enough that I would get it in other shades. This reminds my of the Smashbox Covershot Palettes that I love so dearly, but the formula of this might even be better than those ones. I would maybe wait for more of these to go on sale and collect them that way because it is pricey. It would be nice to eventually switch out some bulky palettes I have for these more compact ones.
Do you have this palette or any other of the Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette? What do you think of them? What do you think of my compact style palettes?
Lots of Love,