I’m here with a pretty exciting review today! I am sure you all aware of the hype surrounding the Huda Beauty New Nude Palette. Let me just say that I was VERY intrigued by this palette when I first saw it on social media. The packaging and the shades just spoke to me (whatever that is supposed to mean). You guys will be surprised to know that this my first ever Huda Beauty Palette that I have purchased, so I can not compare this to her previous palettes which I think is a good thing because I can give you a completely unbiased review! So, is this palette worth the hype? Let’s find out!
I will give this palette full points for packaging, without a doubt. It comes in a sturdy cardboard packaging. Feels heavy and well-made which is amazing because you are paying for the good quality packaging. From the outside, most of it is matte except for the ‘NUDE’ which is written in sort of this reflective almost holographic style. First off, I LOVE the fact that it comes with a huge mirror inside! In terms of packaging, I will have to say I have not come across a more aesthetically pleasing palette. It is just as beautiful in person as it is in photos. The shades. the different textures, the little card with her eyes on it- you can tell so much detail has gone into the packaging and it definitely paid off!
Shades & Consistency
This palette comes with a total of 18 different eyeshadows. 10 mattes, 4 multi-reflective shadows, 2 pressed glitters, 1 pressed pearl and 1 concealer base. I believe what makes this palette so unique is the different variety of shades and textures all incorporated in this one palette. The idea of having pressed glitters in a palette was especially fascinating to me. I have to say though, I feel that the name of this palette is a little misleading as it only really contains 3 NUDE shades and the rest are pink toned shades so why exactly is it called a ‘new NUDE’ palette is kind of confusing to me haha! This is definitely a cool-toned palette which again I love as it is so different from most of the palettes these days. Don’t get me wrong, I love warm tones shades but it is nice to have something a little different.
While doing the swatches, I was very impressed with the consistency and pigmentation of these shades. My only concern was that the matte shades- especially the dark mattes felt a little chalky but it really depends on how they actually apply in the eye. The multi-reflective shadows especially were super buttery and swatched beautifully.
After doing two makeup looks with this palette, here are my thoughts on how it applied on the eyes.
I am very happy with the matte shades. They go on super smooth and blend in very nicely. The only thing is when you put the brush in it, there is a lot of fallout. In terms of the pigmentation though- they are great!
The concealer base is not my favorite, to be honest. I would rather use a regular concealer. It is too thick and kind of hard to work with.
As for the multi-reflective shades, they apply just as beautifully as I had expected them to. I would recommend that you use them either with a wet brush or your finger to get maximum color pay off.
Pressed Pearl Shade
As for the pressed pearl shade ‘Kinky’- OMG, it is the most gorgeous shade. As you can see below in the second makeup look that I have done, I put this shade all over the lids and it just gives such a pretty finish to my eyeshadow look.
Okay, let’s talk about the pressed glitters. I don’t know guys, I was VERY excited about using these and don’t get me wrong they are beautiful shades and apply very easily. My only concern is that the glitter just got all over my face, LITERALLY. I did my eyes first and then my base but I could still see specks of glitter on my face once I was done with the entire look which was super annoying, Also, I felt like it wasn’t staying on my lids very well. Just to let you know I don’t have much experience with loose or pressed glitter prior to this so maybe I need to practice more with this type of formula or I was thinking maybe they would work better if applied it with a glitter glue. If you are a beginner in makeup, these glitters are definitely a little hard to work with. I am sure with a little practice though, I will be able to get the hang of it!
IS IT WORTH THE HYPE?
Yes, this palette is definitely worth the hype and worth the money as well! Unless you absolutely hate cool toned shades or are not a big fan of pink-ish eyeshadows, then you will love this palette. Keeping aside the few cons I mentioned, the outstanding packaging and having so many different varieties of shades and textures all in one palette totally justifies the 65$ price point of this palette!
Have you bought the Huda Beauty New Nude Palette? What are your thoughts on it?