This is my first Huda Beauty palette. When I spotted these colors online, I was so enamored I had to go to Sephora and try it for myself. This palette retails for $85. For that price, you receive 18 shadows with a total weight of 19.7g/0.69oz which provides a cost per pan of $4.31.
At first glance, I would have called this a “safe-basic” palette. All of the shades work well together, shade pairings are apparent, with easy tonal looks at the ready. This is a perfect daytime palette. Subtle.
When you look a bit closer, it becomes evident that this palette is all of that and so much more. This palette has a built-in concealer which is something I have never seen in a palette before. I am curious to see how long it will take before it dries out. Where you discover something new and exciting is with the shades: Crave, Daydream, Fantasy, and Charmed. These exceptionally buttery shades provide a fantastic color payoff that is both surprising and pleasing.
Most of the shades applied well, with Excite and Infatuated being a surprise in how well they applied and stuck in place.
The palette itself is made from heavy cardboard with a large mirror and magnetic clasp. There is no brush included.
Bare: A beautiful matte beige shade Perfect for setting concealer. Applies like a dream. Minimal fallout.
Crave: The most beautiful shade of golden opal. This shade is soft and buttery and applies like an absolute dream with a brush. I was genuinely shocked at how phenomenal the coverage was with this shade. No fallout. This shade gave me all kinds of feels.
Play: A lovely matte peach shade. Great for setting concealer or as a light transition shade.
Fantasy: Rose gold, opalescent heaven. Like, Crave this shade is creamy, soft and perfect with zero fallout. This is an aptly named shade, it is effortless to use.
Love Bite: Rose colored matte in the pan it is actually entirely different on the eye. Much more vibrant and pink in the shade. Some fallout.
Spanked: A dusty- rose matte. It is not dusty that is just the way that it looks to me in the pan. This shade applies smoothly and blends beautifully. Some fallout.
Lace: This is a very muted matte mauve color. It is buildable, but it is also a shade that I have seen everywhere before. Minimal fallout
Daydream: A lighter version of Fantasy, this shade is close enough to almost be a duplicate. It is buttery soft, smooth to apply with no fallout. I do wish that it was more unique.
Tickle: Another matte rose shade, this one blends beautifully with minimal fallout
Excite: This is a stunning dark rose gold glitter. This would work beautifully for a cut crease application, it applies well with a finger and sticks like crazy.
Infatuated: This is more of a brownish-gold glitter. Stunning in the pan, it applies well with a finger and once this is on it is not moving. If you do manage to get, it to move be prepared, for glitter EVERYWHERE.
Kinky: A standard deep metallic burgundy pressed pearl shade. The color payoff is decent and buildable.
Concealed: A built-in creme eye concealer. Very original. Apply with a brush.
Secret: A matte Taupe color, minimal fallout. Easy to blend
Tease: A deep rose color that looks way pinker when applied. This matte shade has minimal fallout.
Raw: Matte brownish rose color. Blendable. Buildable. Wonderful.
Charmed: Golden opalescent color. This is wonderful. Buttery and perfect in every way.
Teddy: Almost a brick shade. Very nicely pigmented matte. Excellent.
As described on the Sephora website:
What it does:
Reinventing nude so you can experience it like never before, The New Nude Palette by HUDA BEAUTY is versatile and wearable in equal measure. Delivering infinite possibilities, this unexpected palette encourages you to experiment, empower, and express yourself however you please.
The all-in-one eyeshadow palette consists of 18 highly-pigmented shades, ranging from flattering mattes to shimmer-drenched hues, and has everything you need to transform your lids. The carefully-curated lineup is studded with easy-to-use combinations—from soft berry to dusty copper, and rosy pink to golden taupe tones. The New Nude Palette boasts a variety of game-changing textures and colors, balancing cool and warm tones to complement the best of both worlds.
The New Nude Palette includes 10 highly-pigmented matte eyeshadows, formulated with aloe vera and coconut oil for butter-like application. Four reflective shades feature shimmering pearl flecks for a gorgeous, duo-chromatic finish. The two glitter formulas are infused with innovative silicones for advanced adherence, pigment dispersion, and luminosity. The pressed pearl shade combines acacia, jojoba, and sunflower wax for a high-shimmer finish that layers effortlessly on top of mattes, adding dreamy depth and dimension. The concealer base shade allows for flawless application, and boosts eyeshadow’s pigment intensity.
How to use:
-Prepare lids with the concealer base shade.
-Alternatively, apply on top of matte shades to create a cut crease or amplify shadows and glitters.
-Apply and blend onto lids with your favorite brush.
-For a subtle light-diffusing look, blend into mattes.
-Apply over a base or bare lid for an understated, pearlescent glow.
-Apply with the Fender Blender (sold separately) or your finger, dipped in setting spray for maximum shine.
-Apply glitter with the Fender Blender (sold separately) or a flat, dense brush.
-Apply on top of matte formulas for a high-shimmer finish.
Crave, Fantasy, Daydream, Charmed: Mica (Ci 77019), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tin Oxide, Glyceryl Undecylenate, [+/- Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 75470 Carmine]. | Play, Tease, Tickle, Teddy, Secret, Lace, Raw, Love Bite, Spanked: Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Octyldodecanol, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Decylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide)]. | Kinky: Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Decylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510). | Excite: Polyethylene Terephthalate, Dimethicone, Polybutene, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Stearyl Dimethicone, Polyurethane-11, Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 16035 (Red 40 Lake), Ci 77000 (Aluminum Powder). | Infatuated: Polyethylene Terephthalate, Mica, Dimethicone, Polybutene, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Stearyl Dimethicone, Polyurethane-11, Acrylates Copolymer, Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 16035 (Red 40 Lake), Ci 77000 (Aluminum Powder). | Concealed: Octyldodecanol, Silica, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Magnesium Carbonate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Synthetic Beeswax, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D’abeille, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearyl Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Stearyl Palmitate, Cetyl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Caprylyl Glycol, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Wax, Decylene Glycol, Mica, Behenic Acid, Stearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Nylon-12, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Squalene, Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides). [+/- Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 16035 (Red 40 Lake)]
You may wish to give this product a pass if:
- You are sensitive to Red 40 Lake
- You are allergic to Dimethicone
- You are looking for a Vegan product ( contains Carmine)
- You are sensitive to Aluminum powder
- The brand states that it is cruelty-free however, I am not able to find supporting evidence on that status.
While I was writing this review, my cat decided to jump up on my desk and put her foot through the shades Excite and Fantasy. I literally bawled my eyes out. I have glitter all over my stuff, my desk, my everything. My cat is glowing like a disco ball. Yes, I made sure to get the glitter off her, so she doesn’t ingest it. I can not even begin to explain how upset I am. That alone should tell you how I feel about this palette.
The colors look different on the eye than they do in the pan. Vibrant. Amazing. I can’t wait to get my next Huda Beauty palette. Have you gotten yours?
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