Jun 24, 2018

Huda Beauty | Smokey Obsessions & Mauve Obsessions

Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Mauve Obsessions

About a month ago, I suddenly had this strong desire to own a "small travel-friendly eyeshadow palette with a good matte black". You see, it is a pretty specific thing. Fascinating how my desire to buy new makeup manipulates my brain. I am sure I knew on a subconscious level that I did not have one in my stash. However, knowing that I have too many eyeshadow palettes already, I wanted to be sensible so that I ordered a $5 palette that appeared tiny on target.com - 9 colors for $5, it's got to be tiny, right? Turns out that it was the BIGGEST palette I ever purchased (it contains whopping 4.4 oz if you're wondering). The Profusion Cosmetics palette swatched well and I honestly couldn't find anything wrong with it, but it wasn't what I wanted so I gave it away. I was $5 less sensible but the search continued. Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions was about the only one I could find with a matte black that's small and also reasonably priced. Then, I added the Mauve Obsessions to the basket convincing myself that I did not own a good pinkish palette (not true, by the way) and I was no longer sensible.

So, now I own 2 compact eyeshadow palettes from a brand that I previously overlooked. Intensely pigmented eyeshadows are not really my thing (I even find this one overwhelming although I adore the quality of it) and I am one of those who finds it hard to sit through a YouTube video, so the Huda Beauty range naturally had escaped my radar. Having said all that, I must admit that I really like these! For one thing, they are small yet contain as much as some of the full sized palettes.

Let's look at some photos first, though.

Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions

Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions review

 Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions review swatch

Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions swatches

Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions swatch

Smokey Obsessions is a cool neutral palette with metallic accents and an intense black. I find both the color combination and texture variation is brilliant, which makes the palette quite versatile. It is not easy to find a quality matte black but I am happy with this one as well. The silver shade is quite glittery and not without a few fallouts but feels creamy to touch and adheres on the skin nicely. No complaint here.

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions review

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions review swatches

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions swatch

Mauve Obsessions is a great option if you like the reddish eye makeup trends but can't easily pull off warm shades. I can tell this would be stunning for many with lighter eyes or deeper complexions. I myself don't particularly think this is an easy palette to pull off and am still experimenting with different placements that wouldn't make my complexion look ghostly pale. I've had somewhat satisfactory results with bronzer and color contacts.

Overall I really enjoy playing with these small yet mighty palettes. I find these pigmented eyeshadows serviceable and even necessary under certain lighting situations (I've been filming a few videos lately and learned that my everyday makeup looks just don't cut it). Hopefully, I will show you a few looks with them in the coming weeks.

Have you tried Huda Beauty products or other beauty guru brands? What are your thoughts?

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  1. I've seen these at Sephora. The compact size is so appealing but they also do a good job of with the color assortments. I was actually admiring the pretty shades in the Mauve Obsessions but of course I didn't buy it because I wouldn't know what to do with it LOL ;p I feel like there is more to learn about this brand.

    1. I was very much drawn to the look of the palette as well. The colors are so pretty to look at, aren't they? To be honest, I myself am not so sure what to do with Mauve Obsessions. LOL.

  2. I haven't tried Huda beauty but love these shades! The black is mesmerizing and the silver is pretty awesome too (if only I had a party where I could wear it!) I would totally try the first palette.

    1. The Smokey Obsessions is definitely more versatile than the other one. It can create the most dramatic smokey looks as well as some subtle ones. :)


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