I think it’s hard to believe that this time last year, I hadn’t even tried any products from Huda Beauty but they’re now one of my top five favourite brands thanks to falling in love with their eyeshadow palettes. My very first palette was the Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Palette, followed by the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette and my most recent addition is the Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette all of which I’ve featured on my blog previously. I always wanted to the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette but the reviews were so mixed and with so many negative reviews I just didn’t fancy splashing out £56 for a palette I might hate. When Huda announced she was discontinuing the palette in order to launch a revamped version, I was instantly sold and knew the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Eyeshadow Palette £56 had to be mine. I featured it within my Happy 10th Birthday Cult Beauty post – did you know it’s their current bestselling product?!
The original Rose Gold Palette was launched as a ‘limited edition’ product anyway but it’s amazing that the Huda Beauty team have listened to customer feedback in order to reformulate and improve the palette. The packaging has overseen a massive upgrade and no longer has a clear flexible plastic sheet in the lid, without a mirror and now has the same packaging as the Desert Dusk Palette. The palette design is just beautiful with rose gold accents and a stunning raised rose design on the box. I know some people hate the cardboard design but the cardboard used for the Huda Beauty palettes is extremely robust and thick, and none of my Huda palettes look tatty or dented as the cardboard is so thick.
“What you thought was love, was barely even a crush. Introducing the Huda Beauty Rose Gold REMASTERED Eyeshadow Palette; a transformed version of Huda’s groundbreaking first edition. This palette is inspired by Huda’s obsession with the absolute, most necessary colors you need on an every day basis. Rose Gold REMASTERED has made a comeback with creamier, more intense pigments and combines 18 luxurious, talc free eyeshadows in four key textures.
It includes 8 buttery mattes, 8 melted metal shadows, 1 wet & dry black shadow and 1 pressed pearls shadow. The REMASTERED palette features redesigned shades with a softer color harmony, and the most insane metal fondant for your lids. The outer packaging showcases Huda’s favorite look and includes a large mirror to perfect your makeup on-the-go.“
One of the biggest criticism of the previous Rose Gold Palette was the row of textured shadows which were intentionally made to be textured, but they were supposedly really difficult to work with and even when Makeup Revolution tried to copy the palette, they included textured shadows in their version too. The new Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Eyeshadow Palette doesn’t have the troublesome textured shades, instead they’ve been replaced with eight ‘melted metal’ and one ‘pressed pearl’ shade, and the overall shade selection has a “softer color harmony” which it definitely does. The shimmery shades do come with a slightly dented appearance but it would appear that’s the case for everyone due to how soft they are as they do perform as if they’re a cream formula but the denting doesn’t effect the shadows negatively in my experience.
Dubai (Melted Metal) – a dark chocolate brown shimmer with golden shimmer and translates darker on the lids than the shade of the pan.
Fling (Melted Metal) – a metallic cranberry shimmer – does need to be built up as it’s quite sheer when used dry with a brush, and performs better with a fingertip.
Trust Fund (Melted Metal) – a deep intense copper foil.
Rose Gold (Melted Metal) – a duochrome peachy pink with copper sparkle and again is a little sheer, but can be built up for more colour intensity and more sparkle.
Pink Diamond (Melted Metal) – a super intense almost liquid finish dark pink foil.
24K (Melted Metal) – a warm toned bright gold foil.
Risqué (Matte) – a sheerer matte plum which does have flecks of sparkle within the pan but they don’t translate onto the lids.
Doll Face (Matte) – a bright pink matte which is prone to staining, so I’d recommend using with a primer.
Demure (Matte) – a peachy brown matte.
#Blessed (Melted Metal) – a golden brown foil.
Moon Dust (Pressed Pearl) – a super shimmery light warm toned gold.
Bubbly (Melted Metal) – a pale rose gold foil.
Black Truffle (Matte) – a slightly disappointing matte black. It’s not as pigmented as the other matte shades and it’s a little patchy and difficult to work with.
Suede (Matte) – a neutral toned deep brown matte.
Coco (Matte) – a warm toned reddy brown matte.
Maneater (Matte) – a dark red matte.
Henna (Matte) – a warm toned orangey brown matte.
Sandalwood (Matte) – a light medium brown matte.
As always my swatches are done on unprimed, dry skin with zero primer or Fix + in order to give a true representation of the shade, formula and finish. I do always use an eyeshadow primer or cream shadow as a base when wearing eyeshadow but I always do my swatches without primer and with a dry fingertip. The swatches as you can see are very consistent and impressive, and I am so happy that they compete quality wise with my beloved Desert Dusk Palette. The Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Eyeshadow Palette is £56 from Cult Beauty and contains 16.6 grams of product making each of the sixteen square pans 0.92 grams each, however the Desert Dusk contains 25.2g (1.4g each) which is a significant difference between the two palettes. The price isn’t different between the two palettes so I have no idea why this palette contains almost 10 grams of product less than the Desert Dusk palette?
I knew I was going to love this palette and I was right – it truly is a beautiful palette. The ‘melted metal’ shades don’t perfom their best when applied with a dry brush but it is possible, but to get the best results I’ve been using my fingertips to apply them to my eyelids and then going in with a brush to soften the edges. I don’t have any issues with blending any of the shades within the Desert Dusk palette but this Melted Metal formula only exists within this palette. I’m so pleased I didn’t splurge on the original Rose Gold Palette as the Remastered version is easier to work with, but the eight melted metals still need a little extra work than your typical shimmer shade but to me it’s absolutely worth it as the shades are stunning.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried the original Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette? Are you tempted by the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Eyeshadow Palette?