In this post, I’ll be taking a closer look at one of the new palettes from the “obsessions” series from Huda beauty. I do already have some of the other palettes from the “obsessions” series, and I was obsessed ! This one I’ve got here, is called “coral obsessions”. I have already been playing with it, so it’s time for me to write a review. You can see how the palette looks like, on the picture below.
Where to get it
Luckily, the palette is available on Huda’s own web site www.shophudabeauty.com, which has worldwide shipping. If you are living in e.g. the E.U. , then beware because there might be import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by your country’s customs department upon arrival. While I was living in Europe, I used to shop for Huda’s products at Cult beauty, without the not so exciting import taxes. Here’s the link: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/huda-beauty-coral-obsessions-palette.html .
Remember to check at your local Sephora store, the palette should be available in selected stores from May 21th. My own local store, doesn’t usually have Huda’s products, but the other “obsessions” palettes from the first release were there. If not, it’s available on their website https://www.sephora.com , and they do ship to the U.S, selected European and Asian countries.
The palette can be yours for 27 US$, that’s 3 US$ per eye shadow ( 1,1 g each ). The price does not include shipping fees , import taxes etc.
The shade range
The palette contains two duo – chrome shimmery shadows, and seven creamy mattes. Obviously, the shades are very coral/peachy toned. Check out the swatches on the picture below.
The eye shadows are free of Parabens, which is great. I did actually contact Huda beauty’s customer service, because their products are not marked as “cruelty free”. Here’s the response that I’ve got: “Our products are cruelty free, we do not conduct or commission animal testing on ingredients, formulations or finished products. There are various organisations that can provide the ‘Cruelty Free Logo’ this is currently under process, once finalized the logo will appear on our website.” So yes, The palette is “cruelty free”, but not vegan, because it contains carmine.
The preservatives used in the eye shadows are, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin, which I think are preferable compared to Parabens.
The packaging is made of cardboard and contains a mirror ( see picture below ) . It’s black and matte, with this cool reflective print on top. The palette itself is very small, but there’s almost no space between the eye shadows. The palette is made in China.
I’ll buy almost anything from Huda beauty, because her products are usually great and so is this palette.
I’m unfortunately not a fan of the price. 27 US$ is in my opinion too much for a small palette, that is made in China. For those, who can’t afford it, there are many other good and more affordable alternatives.
The shade range in the palette is very beautiful and it’s possible to create many different looks. I just wish that there was a darker matte shade to darken the outer corner of the crease. I also think, that shade no. three and eight are very similar. The shade range is not for everybody, but the colors are very fresh and vibrant, perfect for springtime and summer.
The formula of these eye shadows is similar to the formula from the other “obsessions” palettes. The matte eye shadows are creamy, and nicely pigmented. I don’t think that they are super pigmented, but I like that the pigementation is buildable. Overall, I like how they perform when blending into the crease. The shimmery eye shadows work best, when applied with a damped makeup brush, and I really like the duo-chrome finish. The eye shadows stayed nicely put on my eyelids for many hours.
The packaging is great, and it’s easy to carry around even in a small purse. It’s also very sturdy, which protects the eye shadows from damage if dropped on the floor. Will I recommend this palette? Yes, I will definitely, but there are many other nice alternatives in the same shade range.