[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] For no good reason, I didn’t feel particularly curious about this palette from HUDA beauty so I’ve let it sit unopened by my desk for a while. But, now that I’ve dived in, I really like it – a lot.
Mainly, I love the textures and mix up of the shades – they’re almost tie-die in some pans and that bottom corner with a jelly bath of pigment beads … I’ve really never seen anything like it before that I can think of. So, shades are from top left going row by row. Filthy, Passion, Shameless, Please Me, Hypnotic, Hard, Untamed, Irresistible, Flower Power, Rough, Spicy, Arouse, Slippery, Tantric, Naughty, Provocative, Desire and Juicy (I think they’ve been to Anne Summers for inspo).
The reality of Slippery is that it doesn’t particularly translate to anything spectacular – a kind of transparent metallic merge with the texture of an eye gloss. That didn’t stop me more or less sitting on my hands not to spoon it out and crush the beads with my bare hands. I’m honestly not even sure that I won’t! There’s a great deal of depth to this palette – the tie-die shades do in fact give a dual hue colour which I love – a bit of pink edged purple. If you blend them too much you’ll lose it so the key to this is a one stop swipe I think and live with the results. The metallics are metallic and the shimmers are shimmery – it’s delivering on all fronts.
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I love the pink tones that sit so well amongst the more earthy shades. So, going along – the second is Passion which is a tie-dye shade so you can see what I mean although it’s a little blurred (sorry). The first is Filthy, then skipping over to Shameless, Please Me, Hypnotic, Hard, Untamed, Irresistible, Flower Power, and Rough.
Then, it’s Spicy, Arouse, Slippery (see what I mean?), Tantric, Naughty, Provocative, Desire and Juicy. It’s £58 which is steep and it launches on 2nd November. If you’d be happy with the original Nude palette (of which this is a spicier version) Harvey Nichols has it for £44.80 instead of £56 HERE, non affiliate HERE.
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