Today is another new first for me as I take a look at the Huda Beauty Topaz Precious Stones Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette ($30 CAD). It’s impossible to know anything about the world of beauty and not know who Huda Kattan is. She is a super successful beauty blogger based out of Dubai. You’ve probably seen her videos all over your Instagram explore page at one time or another. Despite how popular both she and her makeup line happen to be, neither one has really made me sit up and take notice until I saw this little gem of a palette.
Now the Huda Beauty Topaz Precious Stones Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette was released with 5 other jeweled inspired palettes in October. While they are all super affordable, none of the others managed to catch my eye so I only picked up this orange toned one. The palettes in the Precious Stones collection are:
Now, this palette is tiny and it will fit in the palm of your hand. It is smaller than the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette, which while only $2 more expensive than this one, was such crappy quality that it nearly put me off mini palettes of any kind. But what this palette lacks in size, it more than makes up for it in other areas. The palette contains 9 shades in total; 5 matte, and 4 metallic duo chrome formula. They can be applied with your fingers, but for a more precise and intense application, I would recommend using a brush. I didn’t experience any fallout when using the metallic duo chrome shades, and the matte shades weren’t chalky and applied quite nicely.
The kind of sucky thing with these mini palettes is that they don’t name the shades in them. I could make up some of my own, but I’m really not the creative. That orange shade on the top left of the palette is boss though. While I love all the shades in the palette, that orange is the standout winner for me. It is absolute fire and if I didn’t like the rest of the shades, I would have bought the palette for that orange shade alone.
Even after seeing it swatched on my skin, that first orange shade is still my favourite. I suspect that it looks good on the majority of skin tones. That orange mixed with the middle duo chrome would be straight fire.
Once again all the shades found in the second row of the Huda Beauty Topaz Precious Stones Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette are really pretty on the skin. Even the lighter matte shade, which isn’t something I would normally wear, looks really good. You could do a day look using the first two and then transition it into a night look with the bronze shade.
The last row of shades contains the two darkest shades in the palette. These three are actually a perfect fall palette all on their own, or used in a variety of looks. I personally have been using the dark brown shade to darken the crease in some of my looks. The reddish brown works as a great transition shade.
It’s a big thumbs up for me when it comes to the Huda Beauty Topaz Precious Stones Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette. The shades are just gorgeous with excellent colour payoff, little to no fallout and virtually no creasing. The very affordable price point of $30 is also a good reason to give this one a try. For my first foray into the world of Huda Beauty, I have to say I’m impressed. I’ll have to pay more attention to them from now on.
Huda Beauty Topaz Precious Stones Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own.