I’m probably the slowest blogger ever to review the Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions palette. You see, I totally forgot that I had it. Mick bought me it at the same time as the Warm Brown palette, but it got put away and totally slipped my mind. Rummaging through my beauty cupboard unearthed it and I’ve been loving it.
Whilst I think Huda spouts absolute horse crap when it comes to skincare, I do have a soft spot for her makeup. I like these Obsessions palettes as they don’t take up a lot of space thanks to their compact, slimline and lightweight design. I also like the fact that you still get a good size mirror and that the pan sizes are still good.
I am a total sucker for a smokey eye – you don’t have to be that good at makeup to get a sexy look (thankfully). I like my eye makeup to be a bit messy and smudged, and this always works well with a smokey eye.
Even though this is a smokey palette, there is only one dark shade and that’s the black. The rest of the palette contains dark browns, gold, silver and champagne. I like this as it adds versatility to the palette. Whilst you can create a gorgeous smokey eye with the shadows, you can also achieve a nude look thanks to the inclusion of the neutrals. The shadows are quite warm-toned but it doesn’t feel like a warm palette – it’s probably on the cooler edge of the warm spectrum.
There are 9 shadows in the palette with 4 mattes and 5 metallic shimmers. The shimmers are so soft and buttery – possibly a little bit too soft, but the pigmentation is spectacular and they apply like a dream. I was pleasantly surprised with the pigmentation of the mattes, but they were harder to work with. The black and the darker brown are a little dry and patchy, but not enough to put me off the palette. I also think the gold shimmer is quite possibly the best gold that I have ever tried.
I had forgotten just how much I liked the Huda Obsessions palettes and now I want to get more of them. They’re £25.00 each which I think is reasonable for the quality and the amount of product that you get.
So whilst everyone is veering more towards lighter, more summery shades, I’m still rocking a smokey eye and I’m not even sorry.