As far as highlighters are concerned, I am the biggest collector. I don’t know what it is that draws me towards the glow, it was just meant for me! When the Huda Beauty 3D Highlight palette launched, I felt a mixture of emotions. One of them being confused, and this is probably the case for a lot of people. This is because I was unsure on how to use it to create this layered glow. Huda designed this palette in mind to create a layer based 3D effect which is meant to look natural yet blinding. Once I read the instructions, I was good to go!
I was not surprised when she launched this, as it was the obvious next release for her. If you want to glow like the girls on Instagram do, this palette will help you achieve the look.
There’s four shades which highlight, they are shimmer shades which are suppose to enhance your natural features and give off that ‘show stopping’ glow. The formula is buttery and soft, this has been created to apply effortlessly on the skin. Remember when strobing became a thing? This incorporates that along with a banging glow.
There are four easy steps to apply this palette. Prep, Set, Sculp and Flush! It sounds quite long winded for a highlighting process, and I was a little sceptical at first, but it really works!
- Prep – Apply Capri a a base to smooth the skin and amplify the light reflecting pearls
- Set – Dab Santorini from the cheek to the temple to set and enhance the ‘pop’ in colour
- Sculpt – Apply Azores under the cheekbones to add dimension and shape (a bit like contouring)
- Flush – Sweep Ibiza on the apples of your cheeks for a healthy glow
That’s it – done! This palette eliminates the process of contour and blush, because it has it all in one for you. Sometimes when I am in a rush, I just use Capri (the melted strobe) with a flat foundation brush and highlight my cheekbones. It’s such a versatile palette because you can use it as an eyeshadow too, as well as lip strobe!
The prep colour is primarily known as a melted strobe shade. This is in place to create the base for layering, and I’m such a fan of this process now. I love it. It really promotes the healthy glow look which I love.
There are two editions to this palette, one for Fair to Medium – Pink Sands, which is the palette I chose. The second is Golden Sands which is ideal for Medium to Dark tones.
I’m a little bit in love with the packaging too. It’s so clever and really looks and feels high end. The only downside to report that there’s no mirror. In place of it, there are instructions on how the palette should be used.
Capri – a creamy rose gold (Melted Strobe)
Santorini – soft white gold
Azores – light champagne gold
Ibiza – pink with white gold shimmers
There’s one cream highlighter which acts as the base and then three shimmers. Four shades in total and a decent amount of product in each pan.
I’m very much in love with this palette. It retails at £40 and can be purchased at Feel Unique.
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