There’s no denying it: this new palette from Huda Beauty attracts you in with it’s gorgeous look. Those beautiful marbled shades, the shimmers… and the gloss which has those bronze and berry pearls… all different in each palette. It certainly feels like a special palette and something unique.

This type of palette is so up my street – full of warm nudes and terracotta shades, along with glitter and shimmer too of course. It’s quite a romantic colour palette and I love that.

The palette consists of eight velvety mattes, five high shine metallics, three multi-reflective marbled shimmer creams. Plus one sheer gloss with bronze and berry pearls for a opalescent sheen, let’s talk about them.

About The Shadows

The shadows themselves are very easy to work with if you know what you’re doing: pigmented and creamy.

The mattes are very blendable and work on all skin tones – they’re a really nice formula as they’re very pigmented but still very blendable. The colours themselves are already very lovely and they work very well together.

The high shine metallics – oh wow, they’re very creamy for metallic shadows and they look beautiful on the eyes. I like to apply these with my finger and there’s not really any fallout from them. I’m a little obsessed with the shade ‘irresistible’

The marbled shimmer creams are also a beautiful addition to this palette. If you work with a careful hand, you can take colours from the different parts of the pan, or you can swirl them together on a brush to create a bespoke shade. This also gives you a bit of a duochrome colour – particularly the shade ‘passion’ which transforms into a  purple Multi-Reflective shade when swirled together.

What’s also really interesting is the shade ‘slippery’ which is actually a gloss that you can apply on over eyeshadow if that’s a look that you enjoy. The gloss itself is very light and doesn’t feel sticky: it’s weightless almost (for a gloss) so it works really well on top of the shadows. It’s a really lovely touch for a palette and can really help to transform a look.

What I’ve noticed is that a lot of palettes at the moment include a few random shades that, for the most part, are not something you’d wear often… but what I really enjoy about this palette is although the tone may be perhaps considered a little ‘safe’ – there’s not a colour in this palette that I won’t use.

Overall, this palette is an absolute pleasure to use – it’s easy to create a soft look, although it’s designed more for evening looks and it certainly shines in this case.

If you’re an absolute newbie with eyeshadows, it’s a bit of a learning curve and you’ll need to use multiple brushes depending on the formula of the shadow, but if you’ve played around before, you’ll find these eyeshadows to be really lovely to use.

Buy the Huda palette for £58 from Cult Beauty