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Sunday 19 April 2020

Huda Beauty Sapphire Obsessions Palette Review

Ironically, this palette is called Sapphire Obsessions and let me tell you, I am obsessed.

Huda Beauty has been knocking around since 2013 and this is the first product I've picked up from her line. I'm always seeing her palettes on Instagram being used by some of my favourite influencers, but with the bigger ones priced around the £50 mark, I thought that trying out a smaller and more affordable one first would be best.

The Sapphire Obsessions palette consists of just 9 shades, 5 duo-chrome shimmers and 4 creamy matte shadows. I was a little shocked when this palette arrived and I saw just how small it is, especially considering its RRP is £25. It's very small, just a little larger than the size of my palm. If you wanted a bigger palette with good quality shadows, I would recommend opting for a Morphe palette rather than one of these. Saying that, the shadows in this are definitely of a high quality, and the price of course reflects this. The palette also has a good sized mirror in the top, making it perfect for on the go and travelling.

One word of advice, do not use this palette without a primer on underneath. Blue shadows are notorious for staining, and these are no exception (seriously, I have blue stripes on my arms from the swatches as we speak). I didn't notice the staining on my lids however, as I did use my MAC paint pot as a primer before I applied any of the shadows.

The lime-yellow shade is a little powdery and needs to be worked up more than the other colours, but this wasn't really a surprise to me, I always expect that with lighter colours anyway. Sadly, I do tend to find that as my eye area is quite dark I do have to work quite a bit to get a good colour payoff on my lids. Aside from the lime-yellow shade, the only other colour that I was a little disappointed with was the silver glitter shade. Despite its beautiful and unique make up of blue and gold flecks, it is relatively sheer so works best with another colour underneath.

One other issue I did find with the glittery colours was that some of them definitely require a glitter glue to hold properly, the silver in particular does just fall off and doesn't stay on too well. Aside from this, all the other colours are really impressive!

Below is a look I created using the yellow, matte turquoise and the turquoise shimmer shades. I used the lime-yellow shade as the transition colour and took this right the way into the inner corner of my eye to also create a colourful highlight look. I started with a fluffy brush and then used my finger to pack more of the colour on.

With the same fluffy brush I then applied the matte turquoise shade directly underneath and blended this upwards into the yellow, until there was a smooth blend. I also used my finger to pop this shade all across the lid to create a base for the glitter.

Using a pencil brush I then sweeped the matte turquoise under the lower lash line and blended this out too, before packing the turquoise glitter from the first row of shadows all over the lid and up to the crease.

I love how the look came out, it's definitely not for everyone and probably isn't your 'everyday' look, but then again this is not the sort of palette you buy for creating 'everyday' looks! The shadows all blended really well, and as I mentioned previously, the only thing I found a little disappointing was the amount you have to build up the yellow shade.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this palette to anyone who is looking to be a bit more adventurous with their eyeshadow colours and someone who is likely to travel around with it. Its size makes it the perfect on-the-go palette, and you can definitely create incredible evening looks with this.

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Have you tried any Huda Beauty products? Let me know your thoughts on them in the comments!

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