Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions eyeshadow palette

I’ve been waiting this whole day until this little palette came in so I could write a blog it right away, because I am so excited that I got my hands on this palette! You may have picked it up yourself already, but I’ve noticed that a lot of recent eyeshadow launches have bright pinks, corals and yellows in it. It makes sense since were in the spring time, but I have a feeling that lemonade colors are going to be big this spring and summer in make-up.

Recently, Maybelline launched their Lemonade Craze palette (keep your eyes peeled on Weeks of Beauty because I will receive that gem next week 🙂 ) and I saw on Trendmood (website with all the beauty sneak peeks and launch details) that Dominique Cosmetics will be launching a Lemonade palette too pretty soon. The inside has not yet been revealed but I already am in love with the exterior (check it out here).

I’ve been wanting to pick up one of the Huda Beauty mini palettes because people love them and they are not that expensive, compared to a big Huda Beauty palette. The color selections of the original palettes were not a match for me though: they are pretty but like something I already own in my collection more than once.
Not too long ago they surprised launched two new little palettes: Coral Obsessions was one of them and I knew that this was the one I’ve been waiting for!

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It is even more tiny than I thought: it has the height of a Mac lipstick. It does not come with an outside box but just with a see through sleeve, which saves a lot of cardboard and inkt, so I think that’s a good thing.

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The palette has a mirror inside (making it perfect for traveling) and is made of pretty strong cardboard. It closes magnetically.  The colors are nine beautiful vibrant colors of which two are shimmers.

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The two shimmery shades are amazingly pigmented and creamy. The one on the left has a beautiful foiled finish.

The matte shades are also booming in pigment but a lot less creamy. I find that the two coral shades (third on the left and second on the right) are actually pretty patchy upon swatching. Luckily they are not chalky so I’m positive they are still nice to work with (also, swatches don’t say much about the actual quality of the shades when working on the eyes with them).

For this look I used the lightest beige/nude shade as a transition shade, the lightest coral shade in the crease, the bright pink in the outer third, yellow in the inner third of my eye and the pink with gold specs shimmer in the middle.
Even though the matte shades are not the creamiest, they are nice to apply and they blend well too (no patchiness to be seen). The color intensity is easy to build up. All the shades work together well and none of the shades have fall out. The quality of the matte shadows is okay, but it’s nothing better compared to the Colourpop palettes I’ve tried and only the shimmery shades are better than the Makeup Revolutions palettes (the matte shades only a bit in pigmentation).
To pick up the shimmer, the shimmery shades really had to be applied with my finger. The same goes for the yellow, but that was mostly because it didn’t show up on my eye a lot (because of my fair skin tone) so I really had to layer the color.

The colors in this palette make me really happy and ready for the summer. I love the colors in the palette and they all work well without fallout. The palette is easy to travel with, especially with the mirror inside. The palette has enough options for a glam eye, a simple nude eye and a lot of options with color.
The only downside with this palette is that there is NO HIGHLIGHTING SHADE. A palette that I take with me when traveling really needs a highlighting shade for the inner corner and brow bone if you ask me. I can always use my highlighter for that obviously (since I’ve always got a highlighter with me anyway) but I would prefer it if a palette has ‘it’ all.

Have you ever tried a Huda Beauty palette before?

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