So here it is! After a few months of waiting for Huda’s highlighting palette I can finally dip my fingers in it and share my thoughts with you guys!
I absolutely love Huda Beauty’s products. So far I own their Textured Shadows Palette – Rose Gold Edition, liquid lipsticks and eyelashes. All of those are my top products at the moment so I knew I have to get my hands on the Huda 3D Highlight Palette as soon as it’s released.
I purchased mine from CultBeauty for £40. I ordered the Pink Sand edition which is for fair/medium skin tones, but they also have Golden Sands which is suitable for those with medium/deep complexions. In the palette you get 3 x 8g (powders) and 1x 7.5g(creme) of product. The packaging is absolutely stunning and feels quality (I love the rose gold trim around it).
Inside, you will find 4 shades:
CAPRI – melted strobe in goldy-nude tones – to help you even your skin and boost the highlight.
SANTORINI – beautiful pearl highlight. I think this shade will be good on it’s own for everyday use.
AZORES – champagne gold. Apparently this is supposed to contour your cheeks but this is definitely NOT a sculpting shade. It is far too warm and light… It does look good on the skin but you definitely need a proper contour shade underneath it.
IBIZA- this is a stunning pink blush with gold shimmers. I found its texture to be the most powdery from the whole palette.
When you open the palette, inside of the lid you will find the 4 step instructions:
- PREP: Apply the Melted Strobe as a base to smooth the skin & amplify the light reflecting pearls.
- SET: Dab the lightest highlight from cheek to temple to set & bring out the pop.
- SCULPT: Apply the darker shade under the cheekbones to add dimension & shape.
- FLUSH: Sweep the medium highlight on apples of your cheeks for a healthy glow.
I love that it gives you all the steps so that you can get the most out of the product. The formula is amazing! It is very silky and blendable which makes it really easy to work with. This palette was created to achieve 3 dimensional highlight, but it is so versatile that you can use all the shades separate for a more subtle effect. It looks beautiful on the skin and I think it will suit many different skin tones. The only thing I was disappointed with is the sculpt shade (azores). Even on my really pale skin it did not work as it was supposed to. I hoped for more dimension as promised.
To sum up, I do love this palette. I think Huda Kattan really pulls it off! It is definitely worth the money and I do not regret purchasing it. I love a bit (okay, a lot!) of highlight and the melted strobe really does it’s job. It makes the higlight stand out giving it almost a wet look.
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