After loving the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk eyeshadow palette, I knew I wanted to try more by the brand. So when Huda Beauty extended their ‘obsessions’ line with a bunch of monochromatic palettes inspired by different precious stones, I was all ears. I picked up three and today I am reviewing the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions eyeshadow palette.
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette // Review, Swatch & Makeup Look
These smaller Huda Beauty eyeshadow palettes are great. I already had the Electric Obsessions which I loved, so if these are of a similar quality it would be great. I got mine on Cult Beauty and there they retail for £25 each. There are now 12 different obsessions palettes to choose from and today we are having a closer look at the green rendition: meet Emerald Obsessions.
One thing the little obsessions palettes have going for them is their packaging. These are very small, nicely curated color selections. There is a full mirror in the lid and no space is wasted. These practically fit within the palm of your hand and still the shadows you get are not being skimped on. Each pan contains 1.1 grams of product, making a total of 10 grams of product. That is just a little less than the big palettes, but these are also less than half the price of a full sized Huda Beauty palette. All the space in the palette is taken up by shadow and that is a bonus point.
Emerald Obsessions as the name suggests is inspired by green emeralds. There are 9 different shades of green in 3 different textures in the palette. There are 3 mattes, 4 shimmers and 2 metallic shades. The metallic shades are bit more chunky and therefore need a tacky base or a wet brush to go on well.
I personally like the selection of green in here, but I would have loved a matte forest green instead of that brown toned khaki as the deepest shade in the palette. I would also have loved something brighter like a lime or neon green for a fun pop of something extra. What you do get in here is a very wearable, potentially green smokey eye.
The shadows themselves are gorgeous in the pan. Huda Beauty mattes are quite dry in texture and these are no different. If you don’t like that, you will not like these, but I personally don’t mind. The minty green is the most difficult to work with as it is quite powdery and the white base of it means it can easily disappear if you over blend.
The shimmers is where this palette is at though. Those three green shimmers are all great lid or lower lash line shades. The champagne (with green undertone!) makes for a stunning brightening shade for the inner corner or as part of a green halo eye. The two metallics are a bit flaky, but with a bit of patience they make great toppers.
Wowza! Can we just appreciate the pigmentation of these shimmers? Those all pack a true punch. The mattes looks a bit lacking compared to that but they can be build up and work great still. Blendability of these is great and I find Huda Beauty shadows very easy to work with. It truly is like the saying goes: you get what you pay for.
But it is the shade selection that truly floats my boat. I like how you get a few more army green shades in this selection. That is my favorite kind of green. I also like the bluish green of that darkest shimmer (it’s a teal and you know how I feel about teals!). Those two lighter shimmers are incredibly stunning too. So how does this apply to the eye?
The Makeup Look
One look using all shades
To show you what these shades do I created one makeup look using all 9 shades. I put the mint green on the brow bone and as you can see it is light but it works great as a matte highlighter. It gives a nice blended soft edge to the look. I used the dark matte khaki in the crease and blended it out with the last matte shade in the palette.
I pushed the darkest shimmer in the inner and outer corners of my lid and highlighted it in the middle with one of the more mid tones topped off with the flakiest light shimmer. On the lower lash line I went in with the shimmering army green and the lightest green shimmer. I finished off the look with the light champagne like shimmer in the bottom right corner of the palette. I placed that in the inner corner.
I really enjoy these little Huda Beauty Obsessions palettes. Emerald Obsessions is not the most versatile eyeshadow palette on the planet, but if you are looking for an all green palette that gets the job done, then this is a good one. I am now really curious how this will compare the the Colourpop Just My Luck palette. That seems to have that bright and dark that I am missing in this one. Still, this has some stunning shades that I really enjoy and I cannot wait to reach for this more often.