Out of all the new release items this year, the Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition would have to be the hardest to get a hold of and one of the most hyped palettes. The minute I saw this palette on Huda Beauty’s Instagram I knew that I NEEDED it because the shade range was right up my alley. There have been some mixed reviews about this palette and I wanted to break it down for you with my first impressions.
Review of the Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition
The palette comes in a black slide out cardboard case featuring the Huda Beauty logo and the signature Huda Beauty eye logo that is also on their eyelashes. There are rose gold accents on the palette and on the eyeshadow of the eye logo. The first thing I noticed about this palette is how slim and lightweight it was. It is made out of a black cardboard with a clear plastic cover that flips open, similar to a Z-palette. I do like the look of the palette and how lightweight it is, however, for the price point, I would have liked a more expensive looking/feeling packaging or something with a mirror or a brush. For example, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette is also made out of cardboard but looks and feels more luxurious and expensive. However, the quality of the shadows within this palette definitely make up for this.
I purchased this palette from the Huda Beauty website for $65 USD. If you spend over $75 on their website you can qualify for free shipping, but it was so chaotic, I just bought the palette!. Shipping to Australia was a little expensive around $30 USD, but I must say the delivery was extremely fast as I ordered on a Friday and it was shipped on a Tuesday, which is pretty good considering it was a public holiday on Monday.
This palette is on the pricey side of the palette spectrum. Within the palette is 0.63 oz of product over 18 eyeshadows. In comparison, the Modern Renaissance Palette is $45 and has 0.28 oz of product. You do get a lot of product for your money. Therefore I feel that in terms of the amount of product you receive, the price for this palette is not totally unreasonable.
The shade range within this palette isn’t revolutionary or unique, however, it is pretty obvious why they have gone for these colours. The shadow shades they have chosen for this palette range from the matte neutrals to pops of colour. I can see this palette being used for everyday looks, to even bridal looks, in particularly Indian brides.
The palette has three finishes;
Textured Shadows – which are foiled pressed pigments
Pressed Pearl Shadows
I will talk about the formula in terms of the three different finishes and I will go into any detail about the formula of any individual shadows worth mentioning down below with the swatches.
There are 6 textured shadows which are dense foil pressed pigments. These shadows are very creamy and pigmented. They are very similar in texture to the Colourpop shadows, but these are denser. They have one swipe pigmentation and similarly to the Colourpop shadows are best applied with fingertips. Swatches of these shadows definitely do not do this finish justice and it looks even more gorgeous on the eyes.
Pressed Pearl Shadows:
There are 2 pressed pearl shadows within the palette. They are creamy with a fine shimmer, very pigmented and can easily be blended.
I have heard many people saying that these are powdery. When applying with a brush, I did not find them powdery whatsoever. These shadows do not contain any talc and are very finely milled, almost velvety, shadows. I don’t think these shadows swatch as well on the arms as they do on application to the eyes. I think this is because as they don’t contain any talc, they don’t give any of that kick back of shadow, so it is more difficult to get product when swatching with fingertips. Definitely do not take the swatches at face value, go and try them when this palette comes to Sephora and trust me you will be pleasantly surprised.
The matte shadows in this palette blend like a dream, however, I did notice a little fall out of glitter when blending the edges of the textured shadows. If you don’t already, I would apply my eyeshadow first, so that I can clean any fall out before applying my foundation.
For the textured shadows, it is best to use your fingertips, however, if you have longer nails, a synthetic flat shader brush is probably the way to go.I love my Sigma brushes for applying eyeshadows. I use the following brushes;
I love my Sigma brushes for applying eyeshadows. I use the following brushes;
Crease – E40 Tapered Blending Brush to apply and blend transition shade
Lid – E55 Eye Shading Brush to press and slide the shimmer shades to lid
Outer Corner – E34 Domed Utility Brush to add depth to the outer corner
Inner Corner – E30 Pencil Brush to highlight the inner corner
I am absolutely in love with the textured shadows and I can see myself using this palette regularly. Even though it’s on the pricey side, I am really glad that I bought it as I know I will get a lot of use out of it. If you are someone who loves eyeshadow palettes and uses them regularly, you will love this. If you are someone who doesn’t use shadows often, you would have to think about if this palette is worth the price point. There are cheaper palettes that are great quality, but they probably won’t have the wow factor that the texture shadows in this palette bring!
I will be using this palette for my cousin’s wedding this weekend and I will update my blog post if my view on anything changes.
Swatches of the Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition
Below I have swatches of the shadows without a primer on my skin tone.
Dubai – Gorgeous moss green/grey textured shadow. The glitter within this shade is really fine.
Fling – Metallic cranberry red textured shadow that has fine glitter like Dubai.
24K– Yellow gold textured shadow . The glitter within this shade is larger than the previous shades.
Rose Gold – True rose gold textured shadow. Similarly to 24K, the glitter is larger.
Trust Fund – Coppery metallic textured shadow. Similarly to 24K and Rose Gold, the glitter is larger.
Angelic – Pale pink pressed pearl with very fine shimmers.
#Blessed – Bronze textured shadow. This also has fine glitters like Dubai and Fling.
Bossy – Brown/maroon matte shadow.
Flamingo – Bright pink “flamingo” shade.
Shy – Dusty rose matte shadow
Bae – light yellow matte shade (perfect for the brow bone)
Moondust – champagne gold pearl shadow. (perfect for inner corner highlights)
Black Truffle – matte black shadow. This shadow was difficult/patchy to swatch, however, it applied really pigmented and intense on the eye.
Suede – cool toned grey/brown matte shade.
Coco – chocolate brown matte shade
Maneater – deep red matte shade
Henna – a warm reddish brown.
Sandalwood – a yellow/brown shade
What do you think of this palette? Let me know in the comments below!
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