You know when you have a product you love? And then that product is no longer being sold? And you hadn’t yet gotten around to reviewing said product on your blog? Well, maybe you cannot imagine that last point, but I am sure we have all been in that situation where you end up loving a brand or product to only find out that it is no longer being sold. That is exactly what happened with the Blush Tribe Hasina 2. In fact, the entire brand has been discontinued by now, but since I love this palette so much, I still wanted to give you my review.
Review: Blush Tribe Hasina 2 eyeshadow palette
So Blush Tribe as a brand was discontinued this summer. The owner of the brand rebranded to Myali Beauty and has come out with a complete new line of palettes. I am still hoping she will do something similar to the Hasina 2 and some of the other more unique color stories Blush Tribe did. So far, none of the palettes in the rebrand really appeal to me. In any case, this palette retailed for 25.99 pounds.
What does this palette have to offer?
I hope you can already start seeing why I love this palette so much. In case you didn’t know yet: I love blues, greens and purples. So far this is the only palette that has been on the market that features all three of those shades in one, curated, 15-pan color story. So that is the first reason why I was intrigued by this. The second reason? Because it has awesome quality. It also has a good split between mattes and shimmers as there are 8 mattes and 7 shimmers.
What is the color story like?
Blue, greens and purples! Yay! I am in love with that. I do think that i t is a bit of a shame that many of the purples are shimmers and the greens are mainly mattes. I wish the distribution of the different textures was better spread out over the different shades in this palette. But that is really the only gripe I have with this palette. The shades in here go together really well and where you can stick to each color individually, you can also easily mix and match to create more interesting looks.
What does this palette swatch like?
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous these shades are. The only shade that I could do without is the black. I would have preferred it if that had been a navy shade. I sort of feel like a navy would have rounded out the palette better while still being deep but also going with greens and purples. The quality of all of these shades is excellent to say the least (like why was this discontinued, why?!). The shimmers are not super metallic but still shiny yet wearable, while the mattes are super blendable and pigmented.
3 Looks, 1 Palette
Today’s review features 3 looks. Between those three looks I used all 15 shades this palette has to offer. To keep it easy I stuck to the three colors in the palette.
We’re kicking things off with my favorite look with this palette. There is something ethereal about the pinky and purply hues in this palette. I love how these play together had no issues getting these onto the lid and I actually had to go back through my files to find out what lipstick I am wearing here (it’s is an H&M lipstick in Free Spirit) because I love how that adds a pop of monotone goodness. I would so wear this again.
Effectively, you only get three blues in this palette, yet they work really well together. I paired it here with the black as liner and to create depth on the lower lash line. Again, a navy would have been even better because that is something I would use in the crease, whereas the black I wouldn’t use in such a way that often. But perhaps that is something I should try and I think these blues are perfect to go with both the purples and the greens in this palette. These shades really nicely bridge the gap.
My least favorite look I came up with is the green look. It isn’t the fault of the palette though. It is entirely because I failed to add depth to the top lash line. I should have used the darker matte green in the crease or at least the outer V to create more definition. Instead, what I did was put the bright greens on top and the darker greens on the bottom. I think this look would work better if I had done the look the other way round. However, these shades work well, blend easily and as you can see: they go on very vibrantly.
My final thoughts
I have been raving about the Blush Tribe Hasina 2 eyeshadow palette for the good part of a year now, ever since I bought it. This blog post is just evidence of my being super behind on reviewing things on here. I did already feature it in Youtube videos, so if you want more up to date content, then I suggest you check out my 10 palette reviews on there that I tend to do regularly. This palette is a great one as it has a unique color story and great formula to boot.
Would I recommend the Blush Tribe Hasina 2 eyeshadow palette?
No I would not, but not because it isn’t good. It just is no longer available and I do not believe in tracking stuff down through EBAY or other reseller sites. That is just something you don’t want to go through. I still hope the new Myali Beauty brand will release a similar product. For now though, if you are looking to recreate something like this, you will probably be best off buying a blue, green and purple palette separately, like the ones by Colourpop, or by getting a blue/ green palette like the Ace Beauté Oceanic and leave the purples out for now.