Huda Beauty | Rose Gold Palette

This palette has been extremely hyped on social media. Time to see what all the fuss is about..

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Available on Cult Beauty for a few precious hours, limited to 1 per person. I was deliberating on whether this was worth the £56 price tag. Pretty hefty right? Believe me, I wasn’t impressed having to fork out this money for a cheaply made palette.

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Now let me elaborate – for £56 I don’t expect paper packaging and a paper sleeve. My first impressions? Unimpressed. The pans were uneven in my palette, some with more product than others. I even tweeted Cult Beauty about how I could obtain a refund because there was a hole in pan!

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Not the quality you expect from a palette made in Italy. Not impressed, Huda. Not impressed..

Swatches

First Row:

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L-R: Angelic, Trust Fund, Rose Gold, 24K, Fling, Dubai

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L-R: Angelic, Trust Fund, Rose Gold, 24K, Fling, Dubai

Second Row:

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L-R: Moondust, Bae, Shy, Flamingo, Bossy, #Blessed

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L-R: Moondust, Bae, Shy, Flamingo, Bossy, #Blessed

Third Row:

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There’s been very mixed reviews about this – some have loved it and others have totally slated it. I needed to see for myself how good or bad this is. Many of you have struggled with the application too – saying it’s very messy and that you need to apply the foiled shadows with your fingers.

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There are 18 shades in total, which works out to around £3.10 per eyeshadow, and the palette has 3 different textures – mate, satin and foil effect textures.

With 18 ultra-versatile powder shadows – six ‘3D Metals’, two ‘Chromatic Pressed Pearls’ and 10 ‘Saturated Mattes’ – we’re completely besotted with the range of hues and textures. You’re guaranteed to fall head-over-heels for ‘Dubai’ (a foil-effect, smoky bronze), ‘Trust Fund’ (a dazzling copper colour), ‘Man Eater’ (a rich, velvety claret) and ‘Moon Dust’ (a pearlescent rose gold), not to mention the rest of the warm, earthy, shimmering tones – so make sure you don’t get waylaid on your way to the checkout! This sought-after edit will not hang around… Cult Beauty

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First Impressions

I found the matte eyeshadows quite dry to work with. They apply much better than they swatch and I found them really nice once on. I am still undecided on the foiled eyeshadows. I think the texture really bothers me as it appears quite ‘chunky’ and gritty. The overall formula I found to be quite drying too.

There was no easy way for me to do this review without weighing out the pros and cons to help you decide if this palette is for you or not.

Pros

  • Amazing colour selection – in LOVE with it
  • Like the clear palette so you can see each shade
  • Mattes are very pigmented (when applied)
  • Mattes blend in very well
  • Mattes are so easy to work with
  • If this was an all matte palette I would love it
  • Good shade selection

Cons

  • Overpriced
  • Too Dry
  • Packaging feels cheap
  • Foiled eyeshadows are too chunky
  • Too much ‘texture’ in the shades which doesnt look good on the eye
  • Not worth the hefty price tag
  • Uneven texture
  • Uneven pans
  • Foiled shadows feel dry

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I’ll be honest, I’m still on the fence about this. I wanted to love this palette so much, but I feel it’s just an over priced eyeshadow palette packed in card. Sorry to all the Huda fans out there, but this was so disappointing for me.

Did you guys pick this up? What are your thoughts?

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9 Comments

  1. yourbeautyfixx
    October 28, 2016 / 8:28 am

    I got mine a week ago and I was so disappointed 😢 with that price I expected it to be much better.

    • October 28, 2016 / 8:39 am

      Same – so much sadness! I really wanted to like it as well. I just didn’t like the texture x

  2. October 28, 2016 / 9:30 am

    I agree with you in that I absolutely love the range of colours. I thought the biggest selling point was the textured doiled shadows but if they are not that good then i don’t think its worth it. I think maybe the packaging isn’t so good because they spent the money on the amount of shadows you get. Great honest review xx

    Amina xx http://www.aliandher.com

  3. October 30, 2016 / 11:14 am

    So sad:( I find the foiled eyeshadow patchy and chunky too:(( Need to experience to find a way to make it work! Lovely honest post!xo

    • October 30, 2016 / 1:01 pm

      Thank you Hun! I think I’ll try crushing them on a palette first and then applying them xx

  4. May 14, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    Great post ! May be you would love to read my post as well 🙂

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