Huda Beauty caused quite a social media stir releasing her four obsessions palettes- Warm Brown, Smokey, Electric and Mauve. I picked up the Warm Brown Obsessions Palette since I’m a warm toned lover and those shades seem to compliment my skin tone the best. Since I ordered this palette online, I had no way of swatching it or seeing the actual size in person.
This palette cost $35CAD from Sephora (click here to see all of them) and contains nine shades, eight if which are mattes and only one is a metallic. To be honest, when I received this in the mail I opened the box and the words, “ARE YOU f***ing KIDDING ME?!” may or may not have come out of my mouth. This palette is just so so so so so so small. I know most of Huda’s large palettes retail for $85, so $35 is a relatively good deal, but this is just so freaking small it fits in the palm of my hand.
Is it good value for money? Well, you get 12.75grams of product. To compare, the ABH Modern Renaissance ($55CAD) contains only 7.93grams, and the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette ($59CAD) contains 17.5grams, and the Tarte Tartelette Eyeshadow Palette ($60CAD) contains 18grams. Relatively speaking this palette isn’t a total ripoff, but psychologically speaking I’m wondering where the rest of the palette is.
-Compact AF. You can take this thing with you anywhere, naked.
-Contains a mirror
-Shades are cohesive and can make a full look without reaching for another palette
-Very easy to blend
-The super small size is off-putting for me
-The cardboard packaging looks cheap
-You only get one metallic shade
-The pinky shade in the bottom left corner isn’t very flattering
ABOVE IS AN UNEDITED SWATCH TAKEN NEAR A WINDOW.
Okay, I wanted to love this but I don’t. I’ve grown to resent this palette simply due to it’s size. I know that’s kind of messed up because I’m basically saying I would rather pay for a bigger package, but it’s so small it literally gets lost in my makeup drawer! Also, the cardboard packaging is kind of a cop-out. It’s not exciting and for the high price and small size I would have expected something more chic. Thank god she included a mirror, but my boyfriend was literally like, “wow you paid $35 for that tiny thing???”. I picked up the ABH Prism Palette as well and honestly find a lot of the same shades in that palette only its way more exciting.
If you want a travel-friendly palette this is a great size, but the shades are just a notch darker above ‘everyday’ if ya know what I mean. The shadows themselves are good quality and my only issues are with the left side column- the darker shadows are a bit chalky and the coral shadow is an odd addition that I doubt I’ll use. I really wish she included two or three metallics! Why is there only one?? Yes, its pretty but all of her other Obsessions Palettes contain at least three. Doesn’t “warm eye look” just scream “gold and champagne toned eyeshadows?” Where is my inner rim highlight shade??
If you like Huda Beauty products, this won’t disappoint you but it may not blow your socks off. If you want a travel-friendly everyday appropriate palette with more than one metallic shade, I’d recommend the Tarte Dont Quit Your Daydream Palette. It’s a gem!