Tuesday, 7 March 2017

SWATCHES & INFO | HUDA BEAUTY 3D HIGHLIGHTER PALETTES IN GOLDEN SANDS AND PINK SANDS


Just when we thought that we couldn't possibly get any more excited about highlighting Huda Kattan, total and utter queen that she is, proves us all wrong by dropping 2 new 3D Highlighter Palettes. There is the Pink Sands Edition for fair to medium skin tones and the Golden Sands Edition for medium to dark skin tones. Although, if the Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition is anything to go buy these are going to cost a pretty penny. They will be available to purchase mid-April. What is unique about these palettes is that, instead of a typical highlight palette with just several colours to choose from, all these shades are designed to be used together. They compliment each other to create a gorgeous 3D glow on the cheeks. Most of you know I don't care much for highlighter, I find it emphasises texture and pores but Huda's palettes are formulated with shea butter and coconut oil for a smooth, seamless, professional and flattering application on all skins. 


The 4-step technique to creating this coveted glow, courtesy of Huda Beauty website, is:
1.       Prep: Apply Melted Strobe as a base to smooth the skin and amplify the light reflecting pearls.
2.       Set: Dab the lightest highlight from cheek to temple to set and bring out the pop.
3.       Sculpt: Apply the darker shade under cheekbones to add dimension and shape.
4.       Flush: Sweep the rosy highlight on the apples of your cheeks for a healthy glow.

PINK SANDS EDITION (FAIR-MEDIUM)


This is the Pink Sands Edition 3D Highlighter Palette suitable for fair to medium skin. I love the shade names: Capri, Santorini, Azores and Ibiza. All gorgeous sandy destinations that fit with the theme of the palette. These palettes won't have a mirror from what I have seen and I think that is a mistake. The colours here look very complimentary and I think anyone of any skin tone would be able to use this palette. The idea is that this palette isn't supposed to be used only for highlighting and that is where the slightly darker shade like Capri and the pinky hued Ibiza will help frame the entire cheekbone. These formulas and colours are designed to create the most flattering highlight so ideally it would be smooth, glossy not glittery and won't look like a stripe of colour. 

GOLDEN SANDS EDITION (MEDIUM-FAIR)


The Golden Sands Edition 3D Highlighter Palette is formulated with medium to dark skin tones in mind, I think I am more drawn to this palette myself. The shade names are Eastern destinations (correct me if I am wrong): Fiji, Seychelles, Tahiti and Zanzibar, and I think Tahiti would be gorgeous over a contour and Zanzibar looks less pink, than Ibiza, and more coral which is my go-to blush shade. To be honest, if you put the word gold or golden in anything I am pretty much guaranteed to buy it. So hopefully if this palette isn't £50 I will get it. I really love the look of this palette.

SWATCHES


Above you can see swatches of both 3D Highlighter Palettes on a variety of skin tones demonstrating that all colours show up so it really is based on personal preference. I still lean towards the Golden Sands Edition 3D Highlighter Palette for myself and I am keen to hear everyone's thoughts on this upcoming launch. I can't wait for everyone's reviews and posts. I know I am slightly biased, Huda Beauty to me is like Charlotte Tilbury for everyone else. I just find her to be such a gorgeous inspiration and feel like she puts genuine thought and purpose into her products to set them apart from the rest. Please let me know your thoughts on the 3D Highlighter Palettes in the comments below and share your favourite go-to highlighting products of the moment to keep me entertained until mid April. Thank you so much for reading, I appreciate each and every one of you!  Of course, don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' and my social media links are below. Take care. 

What are your favourite highlighters?

Love 
Kiran


Photos courtesy of Huda Beauty website
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91 comments

  1. Oooh it looks beautiful! Huda is killing it xx

    Rhi x
    www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

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  2. I swear there are too many highlighter palettes in the market now and I don't get excited about them anymore. That said, the shades are stunning!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  3. This is pretty impressive, I love these way more than ABH palettes. Can't wait to see reviews.

    Michelle Morchella

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  4. I totally want the pink swatches!! These highlighters look incredible :) Azores and Ibiza are probably my favorites!! My currently favorite highlighter is Champagne Pop from Becca Cosmetics! It's a-ma-zing!!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Brooks | Live. Laugh. Love. & Make Up

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    1. Thank you for reading, I have Champagne Pop! Xx

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  5. I'm obsessed with Huda products and these highlighters are on my to try list. Such gorgeous pigments!

    Lisa Linh
    https://www.bylisalinh.com/blog/2017/3/6/clean-beauty-with-credo

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  6. Haven't heard of this brand before but definitely checking into it!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

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    1. Really? They have lashes, lip contours (liners), liquid lipsticks and an eyeshadow palette now but I bet they are working on base products too xxx

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  7. These colors look great...Nice review
    www.comfycozyup.com

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  8. These look so pretty! I've not tried anything from Huda Beauty before, maybe these might be the first. Haha!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. I love her, thank you for reading Nicole x

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  9. These palettes look amazing! I have never heard of this line so thanks for sharing.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. A pleasure, thank you so much for reading x

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  10. These shades are gorgeous!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  11. Wow these shades are stunning!!! I cannot get enough of highlighters these days, I want them all!! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Thank you for reading and yep the highlight craze is not going anywhere soon xxx

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  12. Being beautiful was not so easy. Reach to the best clinics and hospitals with surgivisor for your beauty treatment.

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  13. I just know this is going to be so beautiful! Im currently using the ABH That Glow Kit, and even though I love it, i reckon this will become my number one! Come on April!
    Kate xx

    themakeupartistschoice.com

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    1. I'm feeling impatient too! Thank you for reading, love your blog xx

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  14. I will admit that I love highlight, and these look gorgeous! The formula sounds amazing too, I mean I don't think I've ever heard of a moisturising highlighter! x

    http://luxuryblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Me neither and I always find most highlights unflattering so hopefully this will do the trick xxx

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    1. Same! Thank you for reading Parie x

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  16. Woaah, those shades look insane :) xx

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep yep yep! So excited for these to come out x

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  17. I love love these colors! The gold shades have to be my favorite :)

    xx www.qusotmquinns.com/blog

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    1. I always gravitate to the gold myself too! Xx

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  18. I can never get enough highlighter! I'm obsessed! The Pink Sands Edition looks amazing!!

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

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  19. Wow, i feel like i already have my fave highlighters and this is just a bonus!

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

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  20. Ooh I hadn't heard about this! I don't highlight often so is wouldn't be in my shopping basket but it looks lovely!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  21. These look absolutely gorgeous! I feel like some of them are way too colourful for me, but there's a couple that I really like!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

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    1. I think they are supposed to be used as blusher and bronzer too, but I see what you mean. They are very different x

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    1. Couldn't agree more, thank you for reading Laura! Xx

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  23. Love the look of these highlighters! Especially the golden ones. They are absolutely stunning on each skintone :)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. Agreed, the gold shades look divine x

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  24. I really like the swatches. Specially the golden ones. I dont have ABH glow kits and these are very similar so i might try these x

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com
    Instagram: @ms_tantrum

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    1. Me too Ash, thank you for commenting x

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  25. I think these palettes and the concept is pure genius! First off, I LOVE Huda, she's such a talent and I love that she's so supportive of all artists. I love how flattering the shades are on all the skin tones and colors and that they can be used together to intensity the glow of desired. Thanks for sharing girlie and I hope you're having a wonderful week so far!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Yes, definitely! I love her too for all the same reasons. She is so beautiful and humble and she really knows her stuff. Thank you Jalisa, hope you're having a fab week too xxx

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  26. I don't use highlighters (I barely wear makeup, just BB cream) but I do admit these are such lovely shades. I like how they've showcased them on different skin colours to help people decide what ones to buy. Fingers crossed that the palette is in your budget and you are able to get the one you want when they are released.

    Hope you are having a great week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. I hope so! I don't wear highlight or much makeup either but if I was going to it would probably be this. I didn't like Champagne Pop or the Ultimate Glow Kit. I tend to like subtle highlights so I look forward to seeing how this looks on the skin xxx

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  27. I have far more highlighters than I will ever need but these are really tempting!

    Beauty From Katie

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    1. Haha yes, I am the worst enabler, thank you for reading Katie xxx

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  28. I don't really use highlighters at all, most of the time I stick with my natural sheen, but the swatches look impressive.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Haha yes me too, with my oily skin I really don't need any extra help xxx

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  29. Ohhhhh these shades are sooooo gorgeous :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  30. Ohh my gosh the swatches (on the various arms) are SO gorgeous. I love that these shades were created with 'flattering' in mind, rather than glossy/glittery outcomes. Perfect!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Hotel Chocolat Giveaway x

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    1. I hope it lives up to the hype! Thank you for reading Gabrielle xxx

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  31. Honestly I can't bring myself to decide which palette I would want more. The colors in both of them are so gorgeous and I love that it's basically an all-in-one kind of palette. I"m excited to see people's thoughts on them when they come out!

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

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    1. Same here, I am really intrigued to see these in action xxx

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  32. beautiful colors! very nice palette!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. would you like to follow each other?

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  33. This looks so beautiful. I want this palette 🎨

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    1. Exactly how I feel haha, thank you for commenting x

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  34. Wow looks amazing and I love the swatches idea on all skin shades! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Dominica from London, www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk xXx

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    1. No problem at all, thank you for reading and leaving a comment x

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  35. Looks amazing!

    http://www.adhiwahyudi.net/2017/02/elevate-your-office-style-in-high-shine.html

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  36. Wow this looks so pretty!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  37. I'm not a huge fan of highlighter, but I'm leaning towards the second palette, being of a medium-skin complexion. The shades are lovely and the names are so exotic. Even better, the shades also look to be really pigmented! My sister would probably LOVE this.

    -Alicia. x


    http://www.serenitylifeblog.com | Lifestyle & Advice

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    1. It would make a gorgeous gift too! Thank you for reading, I am drawn to the Golden palette as well xxx

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  38. They look really pretty but I think that the market is now overly saturated with highlighters to the point that it is hard to see something innovating or different, I don't get too excited about other highlighters anymore :( I think I have come to the point where I think you can actually have too many highlighters, haha.

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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    1. It had to happen sometime haha, honestly I kind of despise most highlighters so I own a total of about 2 currently. This is, if the claims are met, exactly what I have been searching for so I hope it knocks the rest out of the park. Thank you for reading Cy, I have missed you! Xx

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  39. Oh my soul! I saw Farah Dhukai swatch these palettes on Snapchat last week. I was so taken aback at how gorgeous it is! She blended all the shades to create the 3D look on her hand and it was stunning! I have been using my LA Girl blush palette which has a highlight shade in it for the past few years because the highlighters in SA are ridiculously priced. I know customs will be an arm and a leg if I oreder this beauty but I am currently saving for it and I will buy it! Which highlighter are you using to pass the time?
    x Rivania | The Glam Unicorn

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