I love the beauty industry, so I always stay up to date with the newest releases, beauty news, and industry conversations. Despite owning such a large makeup collection, I work hard to use what I own. Trying tons of makeup means I get to test out many different formulas from a wide variety of brands. In the past few months, I’ve embarked on a journey to showcase and rank all of the items in my collection, by category.
In today’s ranking, I will be sharing my Huda Beauty palette ranking. Keep reading for swatches and mini reviews!
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Although the Pink Neon Obsessions palette could be considered a “one-trick pony,” the color story of this neon pink palette makes me so happy. The pink shadows in this palette are vibrant pinks with an almost purple undertone and my purple-loving heart loves it.
However, I admit that the Pink Neon Obsessions Palette is not super unique. There are similar color stories produced by other brands.
I was excited to pick up the Ruby Gemstone Obsession Palette* from Huda Beauty over the holidays for $11.00. This limited edition ruby-inspired palette contains a range of reds in various tones. As someone who loves wearing red eyeshadow, this palette is frequently used in my collection.
The Rose Gold Remastered Palette* is a beautiful neutral palette with pops of rich berry-tones. In many ways, this palette is similar to Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Modern Renaissance.
Although I love the Rose Gold Remastered Palette as an everyday glam palette; I reach for this palette less than the other large Huda Palettes in my collection. The metallics in this palette have a strange texture that feels slightly sticky.
The Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette made my heart stop when I first saw the promotional images online. The Mercury Retrograde Palette is a light-toned, half-neutral, and half-colorful palette full of staple everyday shades, pastels, and jewel-tones.
The Desert Dusk Palette* was a product I lusted after for a long time but always talked myself out of buying. I eventually grabbed this palette at a steep discount during the Sephora 2019 Summer Sale.
Man-o-man is the Huda Beauty 18-pan palette formula absolutely stunning. I love the color story of this warmed-tone, purple palette.
1 | Huda Beauty – New Nude Palette ($65.00, CF)
Not only is the New Nude Palette* the top palette within my Huda Beauty Palette Ranking, but this is one of my favorite palettes of all time. If I were to lose all of my makeup, this palette would be one of the first things that I’d repurchase.
The New Nude Palette is an effortlessly pretty pink-toned nude palette that can be used for soft, sexy glam or for everyday wear. Anytime I create a look with this palette, I am complicated by friends and strangers, alike.
Huda Beauty’s Cruelty-Free status is somewhat debated in the beauty community. While Huda Beauty does not test on animals, the brand does sell mink lashes. Personally, I still consider Huda Beauty to be Cruelty-Free because the brand does not test on animals.
Final Thoughts on my Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette Collection
Without a doubt, the Huda Beauty eyeshadow formula is one of my favorite formulas on the market right now. As a brand, Huda stays on top of the major trends but doesn’t overwhelm the community with too many constant launches. Over the years, many of her releases have been released at the start of a major trend.
Huda’s Obsessions Palettes kicked off the micro and monochromatic palette trend that has since been copied by so many other brands. Likewise, her Tantour contour and bronzer was released ahead of the cream product explosion. The products released are often well-made and well-thought-out.
The formula between the Huda Obsessions Palettes vs. the larger-pan palettes does differ. This could be due to the manufacturing differences and slight tweaks to the ingredients. The 18-pan palettes are made in Italy, while the Obsessions Palettes are made in China.
The 18-pan palettes have a stiffer matte formula and gel-like metallic formula. In contrast, the Obsessions Palettes have a creamier matte formula and a crumbly metallic formula. While the 18-pan formula produces less fallout, the Obsessions formula is easier to blend. Regardless, I love both formulas.
Disclaimer:My makeup collection series is not intended to brag about my collection or to display wealth. Not only do I work hard to purchase what I own, but much of what is featured has been purchased at a steep discount over my many years of beauty collecting.
Have you tried any eyeshadow palettes featured in my Huda Beauty Palette Ranking? Which palette is most appealing to you? Let me know in the comments below.