Friday, 11 November 2016

WORTH THE HYPE | HUDA BEAUTY £56 TEXTURED SHADOWS PALETTE ROSE GOLD EDITION REVIEW


The Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition (£56) was one item I was dying to get my hands on the second I heard of its existence. Sold on Cult Beauty for £56, I can't deny that the price certainly made me double take. I did my research, I watched a myriad of YouTube reviews, mostly negative if I am honest but this palette just wouldn't quit playing on my mind. So in spite of the high price I bought it and decided to make up my own mind. I want to get straight into the review, so the first thing most comment on is the packaging i.e. it's cardboard, cheap-looking and mirror-less. While I agree that for the price I do expect more, the packaging certainly fits in with the aesthetic of the rest of her line. I quite like that you can see the shadows through the clear plastic top as I feel the actual shadows are the selling point of this eyeshadow palette i.e. the colours and unique finishes. It is slim, cardboard, but so far for me it travels well and protects the shadows decently. 


Let's talk about the big issue of cost. In total, you get 18g in an 18 shadow palette, so that is 1g per eyeshadow. For reference, the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette is 0.7g per shadow but is less expensive. To put things in perspective, one eyeshadow in the Modern Renaissance Palette costs approx: £2.92 and one eyeshadow in the Huda Beauty palette costs £3.10. The difference, when broken down, isn't that much. It is the most expensive palette, eyeshadows or otherwise, I have ever purchased so I don't think it is unreasonable to expect a little more from this palette than others. 


The actual eyeshadows themselves are interesting, it is a Textured Shadows Palette with a total of three different finishes: 6 3D Metals, also known as the "Textured" Shadows which are Dubai, Fling, 24K, Rose Gold, Trust Fund and Blessed; 2 Chromatic Pressed Pearls which are Angelic and Blessed; 10 saturated mattes which are Bossy, Flamingo, Shy, BAE, Black Truffle, Suede, Coco, Maneater, Henna and Sandalwood. The metals are advised to be applied with a finger, I have seen many use them with a brush but I do prefer applying them with my index finger.  All my swatches are done on dry skin, one swipe with my finger. I don't use primer or a brush and I don't swipe more than once. 


Dubai (smoky bronze), Fling (sparkly cranberry), 24K (lavish gold), Rose Gold (rose gold, surprisingly, reminds me of pink lemonade), Trust Fund (golden copper) and Angelic (sweet pink with gold reflections). In these six, there are 2 finishes. The first 5 are 3D Metals and the last is a Chromatic Pressed Pearl. The only shadow out of these that I had trouble with is 24K, with the 3D metals I find patting with your finger applies it best, dragging it loses some of the pigmentation. I love all these colours, the only one I don't see myself getting a lot of use out of is Dubai, but now I think it would look gorgeous in a dramatic dark smoky eye. Fling, Rose Gold and Trust Fund all look quite similar in tone and I wish there was more range because I don't think anyone would use more than one textured shadow in a look. I will see how they layer and update this post. I do really like the concept of these shadows, I don't think they're all that unique as they remind me of most pressed pigments except they are more gritty to the touch which I guess is what makes it "textured". I don't think the inclusion of such shadows will be a hit for everyone, but if you love eyeshadow then these might be for you


In the second row we have: Blessed (vintage gold), Bossy (a maroon clay), Flamingo (bright pink), Shy (dusty pink), BAE (cream) and Moondust (astral gold illumination). I much prefer Blessed to 24K, it's such a beautiful gold and the mattes in this row are so smooth and even, not patchy at all. They all apply and blend effortlessly, they aren't as shockingly pigmented as most people probably want but overall I was impressed with the matte and chromatic pressed pearl formulas. I like all the shades but if I had to   pick I think Blessed, Bossy and Moondust are my favourites in this row.


The last row is full of mattes, the 6 mattes are Black Truffle (black), Suede (grey), Coco (deep brown), Maneater (mulberry), Henna (warm reddish brown) and Sandalwood (deep tan). I find that overall the formula is good, they blend nicely and are evenly but not ultra-pigmented. Apart from Coco and Maneater none of them are very rich and shocking in colour but this does mean they are really easy to use on the eyes. I know a lot of people will be put off by how Black Truffle swatches but I actually like it. It works great as a deepener (in the outer corner) without instantly making a huge mess of all your hard work like other super pigmented matte blacks and if used wet it still works as a decent liner. Sandalwood and Henna are the standouts for me as they are warm in tone and work beautifully in the crease with most looks I do.


To summarise, do I think this palette is worth the hype? I really do, just the fact that you get so many colours and create so many looks makes it worth it to me, a self-confessed eyeshadow junkie. Do I think it's worth the price? Probably not, if I am honest if you calculate how many eyeshadows you will actually use. For me, I love to experiment and try new things with eye looks so the choice is definitely a good thing but if you like your eye makeup to look a particular way and are put off by anything too glitzy then I wouldn't recommend this palette to you. The mattes are beautiful, in my opinion, they are some of the smoothest mattes I have ever felt and they don't have much fallout. Overall, it is a well-designed palette with a great selection of colours, all of which do complement each other. I look forward to her future palettes and hope she chooses less common colours as I think the warm burgundy tones are certainly being done to death this time of year. Let me know what you think in the comments, I would love to hear your thoughts. This is just my opinion, I don't regret buying this palette but then eyeshadow palettes are my kryptonite. Thank you. Take care.

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60 comments

  1. Loved this post..
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  2. I would expect Black Truffle to have a little more pigment, but I do think it's worth a try despite the price - lovely review!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Me too, I thought it would be a lot richer but overall I am not too disappointed, thank you for reading xxx

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  3. I have been really curious on this one, so I'm glad you shared it!

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  4. wow great!

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  5. I toyed with the idea of buying this palette but in the end couldn't justify the price, especially with so many reviews. Your swatches are gorgeous - some shades more impressive than others but definitely better than I've seen in other photos/videos xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Agreed I have definitely had better quality palettes, but the colour selection is pretty good for me, thank you for reading xxx

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  6. Love the colors of this palette! So beautiful!
    xx
    http://rockmyboots.blogspot.com.es/

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  7. OMG! Trust fund and rose gold look so gorgeous! I love metallics!

    www.thebeautydojo.com

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  8. I was hoping you'd say this palette isn't worth the hype!! It's so beautiful, but I've been putting off purchasing it because of the price :(
    - Nishi xx
    www.nishiv.com

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    1. It is beautiful, you have to decide for yourself whether it will be worth it or not. For me, I knew if I didn't get it I would constantly think about it so I bit the bullet and handed over the cash to get my hands on it xxx

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  9. Wow those colours!!!!😍😍😍

    www.brooklynglam.com

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  10. I love the colors in this palette! They are so perfect for the season!
    S
    The Grey Canvas

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  11. Ooo such pretty shades!! Love the matte ones

    Enclothed Cognition

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  12. Wow they are definitely quite expensive. I loved your review. It will definitely come in handy if I come across this product and the shades are very lovely.
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  13. This palette seems so versatile! So many great shades, especially the last row of matte shadows. x

    www.totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes, I really like the mattes you get in here. Thank you for reading! Xx

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  14. This is such a great review! I wasn't tempted by this one as its too warm for my liking but it does seem a little expensive overall!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  15. The first row of shadows are just absolutely stunning!
    Kathy x
    Alongcamekathy

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  16. This is such a beautiful palette. It sort of reminds me of the ABH Modern Renaissance palette because of the shades. Great review!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. It does for me a bit too, but I have both palettes and when you look at them in person you can see quite a bit of difference. Either way I love warm tones so much I am sure 90% of my palettes look the same haha. Thank you for reading xxx

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  17. I definitely prefer the look of the matte shadows over the textured ones. The textured ones are wayy too glittery for my taste. But the color Blessed is so pretty! I agree that it looks nicer than the 24K.

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah I think that would be off-putting for a lot of people, it doesn't look horrible on the lids.

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  18. I don't really have much expensive makeup, I tend to spend on skincare. I think my Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation was the most expensive purchase last year.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I spend too much money on everything, thank you for reading xxx

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  19. The shades are amazing! I've never heard about that palette before, only about the liquid lipsticks if I'm right...
    I'm quite used to "expensive" makeup because I live in Switzerland where everything is sooooo expensive. Even products that are normally "cheap", so yeah. The best thing for me is to do my shopping online or in another country. ;)

    Laura | http://www.furiouslychic.ch/

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    1. That is so surprising, considering it is literally everywhere I turn haha no wonder you were able to resist the temptation xxx

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  20. Such beautiful shades! Great review Kiran :) x
    http://ablushingbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  21. This looks like a versatile palette. i like the look of the colour Dubai x

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. Thank you, interesting, that is the one I see myself wearing the least xxx

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  22. It looks like an okay palette for someone who just started falling inlove with makeup. Basic colors, can create the basic looks, pretty decent for me. I guess I may have to pass on purchasing this since I already have the basics and I'm looking forward to trying out something more experimental and creative too. :)


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    Gelleesh.com

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    1. I actually really like the colour selection in this palette, you can create an endless amount of looks with it in my opinion, thank you for commenting. Tbh I buy all the eyeshadow palettes, they are my one weakness haha xxx

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  23. I really want this palette, it looks gorgeous!!

    Zeynab
    The Beauty Load

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    1. Don't blame you, that is exactly how I felt. Thank you for reading! Xx

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  24. I really did want this palette but considering the price and the quality of everyone's swatches I've seen and that applying any eyeshadow with my fingers just kind of grosses me out I have had to decide not to get it. I wanted to get it and love it so that's a bit sad, it does look so beautiful but I can't really afford to buy it unless it's like, bloody amazing!

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    1. Fair enough, they definitely aren't the best quality I have ever tried but they are still good. I did buy it mostly for the colours and this review haha xxx

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  25. Thank you for the honest review, Kiran, I was looking forward to reading your thoughts on this! I am giving this palette a pass, mainly because for that price I expect it to be perfect instead of having to work with some of the eyeshadows.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Can't blame you, it is pricey! Thank you Shireen xxx

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  26. Thank you for your honest review - it does look amazing but I just don't think I could justify the price tag!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  27. The idea of textured shadows is so interesting to me! I do feel like I'd just get them all over the place though

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  28. Loved your review Kiran! So through and detailed.. I thought of getting this but I have hooded lids and I have such bad makeup skills so I feel like this would be a waste of money..

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