I’m finally coming at you with another review, this time for the Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions palette. There are four different Obsessions palettes, but this one stood out to me because it has a great variety of colors and is closest to what I normally like to wear.
- Retails for $27 at Sephora and Huda Beauty’s website
- 9 x 1.3g (0.05 oz) eyeshadows
- Cruelty-free (and after some digging, I found that the company responded to someone’s comment on their website about the Obsession palettes being vegan, but take that as you wish)
Here’s what Huda Beauty says about this line of mini palettes:
A range of compact eyeshadow palettes, expertly curated by Huda herself, offering beauty lovers a complete day-to-night eye color wardrobe.
Each Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette is packed with a selection of nine highly pigmented mattes and striking shimmers, all with a smooth and blendable texture. Available in four color themes—Warm Brown, Mauve, Smokey, and Electric Obsessions—the palettes are super compact and lightweight, making them a must-have for your handbag. The large mirror, conveniently-sized palette, and versatile shade collection allow you to create both classic and playful looks that are easy to apply on-the-go.
And about the Warm Browns palette:
Instantly bring light and warmth to your look with Huda’s go-to palette. Packed with eight mattes and one shimmer in heated tones of browns, reds, oranges, and copper, the color range flatters any skin tone and eye color.
This little palette is 3″ by 3″ (or 7.5 cm by 7.5 cm), which makes it the most portable palette I own. It’s cardboard with a magnetic closure. It’s hard to see in the photo, but the graphic of the pans is raised, and the center one is metallic (denoting the shimmery shade in the palette). I love how minimal and well-designed it is.
Inside, there’s a great mirror. It’s very high-quality, especially for a miniature palette. I’ve noticed that many brands seem to skimp out on their travel-sized products, but like the Tartelette Flirt palette, I’m happy to say that Huda Beauty has done a great job with this little guy.
The eyeshadows inside are a nice size. They’re close together, but the edges of the packaging around each pan are raised, so I haven’t had any contamination so far.
This palette has a wide range of warm-toned eyeshadows. I love how it covers basically everything from the basic transition and crease shades to a couple bright standouts. My one frustration, though, is that these shadows have no names. So I have to refer to them by color, or at least how I’d describe each color.
In my first impression of the palette, before I’d even swatched anything, my expected favorites were the coral (bottom-left), gold shimmer, light brown (bottom-center), and brick red (bottom-right). I expected my least favorites to be the dark plum (center-left) and ivory.
After I started using this palette, I found that my favorites have been the berry (top-left), coral, gold shimmer, light brown, and warm brown (top-center, it’s coming across more orange in the photo). My least favorites were as expected, the plum and the ivory, although I wouldn’t say I necessarily dislike them.
I love the shade selection overall, but I’m super bummed that there aren’t more shimmers in this palette. I knew what I was getting into when I bought it, but I can’t help but wish there were one or two more.
Application and Wear
I noticed while I swatched the palette that some of these shadows need a little building but, but overall they have good color payoff. The shimmery shade is very creamy and smooth, while the matte shades dry but soft.
On the eyes, these shadows blend nicely and have good coverage. The exception to me is the ivory, which I tend to use directly over my eyeshadow primer as a base for my other eyeshadow. It goes on a little patchy and doesn’t blend out super nicely, although I think part of that might be due to my eyeshadow primer. I just opened a new one and I think it’s a bit thinner than usual.
Every time I wear these eyeshadows, whether alone or with others in my collection, I can still see them at the end of the day with minimal fading. They are also each distinct on the lid, so if I use the coral above my crease, for example, it does look distinctly pink on my skin and still looks pink after a long work day. I’ve been having so much fun with the pink, berry, and reds and I’ve been consistently pleased with how well they’ve held up on me.
What do you think of these Obsessions palettes? Let me know in the comments!
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