Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette | Review + Swatches
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know how much I love Huda Beauty as a brand especially their eyeshadow palettes. I’ve featured many of their products already on my blog, and I’m always excited whenever they announce that they’re launching a new product. My eyeshadow palette of the year was the Desert Dusk Palette, and I also love their other sixteen pan palette; the Rose Gold Remastered Palette. Don’t get me wrong, I love their Mini Obsessions palettes too but for me their sixteen pan palettes are incredible and when I first saw the promo photos of the Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette, I was instantly sold and signed up to the wait list on Cult Beauty £56 and bought it the day it launched.
I personally prefer neutral and cooler toned eyeshadow shades as I just find them to be more flattering on my skintone and I feel that warm toned palettes are so overdone right now. The Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette really appealed to me as it wasn’t packed with the usual warm bronzes, golds, oranges and browns you’d expect to see in the lineup of a nude palette.
Instead Huda Beauty have curated a beautiful selection of mostly cool tones, but with a few warmer tones too. Just like Desert Dusk and Rose Gold Remastered, the Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette features a selection of different finishes;
Ten matte shades formulated with Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil for a buttery application.
Four reflective shades featuring shimmering pearl flecks for a gorgeous duo-chromatic finish.
Two glitter shades infused with innovative silicones for advanced adherence, pigment dispersion and luminosity.
One pressed pearl combined with Acacia, Jojoba and Sunflower Wax for a high-shimmer finish that layers effortlessly on top of mattes, adding dreamy depth and dimension.
One concealer base for flawless application, and to boost eyeshadow.
The Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette has the typical magnetised cardboard packaging which all of her eyeshadow palettes have, but the sixteen pan palettes feel really quite heavy with a generous mirror in the lid. Even though they’re not made with plastic, they feel just as robust as a plastic palette and the magnetic is very strong so the lid stays shut. This palette has a beautiful holographic effect on the lid with a pastel pink colour inside.
Onto pricing and the weight, this palette is £56 for 19.7 grams working out at 1.23g per shade which is essentially a full sized eyeshadow per pan. I’ve seen complaints about the price of these palettes but you really are getting a lot of product for money, and the formula is exceptional.
Alongside the Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette, Huda Beauty also launched three dual ended brushes/tools – the Build & Blend Brush, Smoke & Smudge Brush and the Fender Blender Applicator. I haven’t tried any of them yet but I’m very tempted by the Fender Blender and Build & Blend brush as they look quite unique to anything else in my collection. The Fender Blender in particular is designed to aid application of more ‘challenging’ eyeshadows such as glitters and pigments.
I shared some macro photos of the Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette on my Instagram stories when it arrived in the post and I had so many lovely replies. I feel like a normal camera lens doesn’t do these eyeshadows justice as they are so multidimensional. I’ve never seen shades like this before, especially the duochrome shades with the pearl flecks.
I don’t know if you can see, but the pan contains segments of pearlised powder which melts into the surrounding shimmer when using your fingertip of brush. I did wonder if the different particles would just merge together once used, but the different colours and finishes within these four shades are still noticeable – they are incredible. The glitter shades also contain lots of different colours of glitter too, which you’ll see in the swatches below..
I’ve had the Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette for a month and a half, and I can already tell you it’s my all time favourite eyeshadow palette. The mattes are all intensely pigmented and have the perfect softness in that they blend super easily but they don’t crumble in the pan or blend away to nothing.
You only need to tap your brush into the mattes very gently and they’re some of the best mattes I’ve used. The stars of the palette however have to be the four reflective shades and the one pressed pearl as they’re beyond beautiful.
The pressed pearls feel like creams and they almost have a wet look on the lids as they’re so metallic and shiny. These swatches don’t show the true duochrome shifts but they all have an amazing duochrome shift and look so different in different lighting.
I have to be honest, I thought Kinky looked so boring in the pan especially alongside the pressed pearls but it comes to live when applied and I’d love to see more palettes from Huda Beauty with shades like these as they’re so, so pretty.
The glitters are the best pressed glitters I’ve used, and the clear bases are super saturated with glitter particles. The base they’ve used for the glitters doesn’t crease and it holds onto the glitter very well with minimal fallout and they’re not greasy like some pressed glitters I’ve tried.
The only shade I’m not loving is Concealed which feels like a really strange inclusion. It’s basically a concealer shade which you can use to create cut crease makeup looks but it’s so stiff to use and doesn’t apply over the top of eyeshadow very well at all.
Considering Huda Beauty have a concealer, I feel as if this shade should have been swapped for another pressed pearl or reflective shadow as it’s not great. Also I’m not a fan of palettes which combine powders with creams as the concealer just gets fragments of the powder shadow embedded within it so even though this one shade isn’t great, the other fifteen are absolutely amazing and I cannot recommend this palette enough. It’s such an easy to wear palette which can create very subtle day time looks through to very dramatic, sparkly looks and I can’t rave about it enough.
You can purchase the Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette from Cult Beauty.
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