I final tried a Huda Beauty eyeshadow palette Huda Nude Obsessions palette (Medium) – {review and swatches}

So, I finally tried Huda Beauty eyeshadows and it was interesting. The hype around the Huda mini 9-pan eyeshadow palettes has been real and I’ve had major FOMO because I hadn’t tried them. So, when my dear cousin went to the States, she brought me the palette, bless her heart.

This palette has gorgeous packaging. The word NUDE Obsessions Medium is written in rose gold against a beigey, pale pink snakeskin textured background. It also has a high quality mirror, which I always appreciate.


The term nude brings to my mind neutrals. However, these are a ‘new kind of nude’. There are 5 mattes and 4 shimmers of  ‘rosy-toned’ neutrals. The idea behind this palette is that each palette is created to suit every skin tone and eye colour: light, medium and rich. However, there’s no hard and fast rule that you must get the one for your exact skin tone.

According to the Huda Beauty website, the palette is described as ‘Huda’s favorite, versatile, with a rich mix of spicy tones combining chestnuts and deep browns. Featuring metallic shimmers in warm yellow and rose gold tones, rustic copper, dusty pink, coral and unique terracotta shades.”



Row 1

Shade 1- Matte mid tone pinky brown.

Shade 2 – Metallic copper

Shade 3 – Deep pinky brown

Row 2

Shade 1 – Matte medium pink

Shade 2: Metallic deep terracotta, copper

Shade 3 – Deep chocolate brown

Row 3

Shade 1 – Metallic Cerise

Shade 2 -Matte deep rose

Shade 3 Metallic, copper rose gold

The mattes are soft and pigmented. There is some kick up in the pan, but they truly blend like butter, even the deep mattes. The shimmers are super reflective however, they are not pressed hard into the pan and my palette came with one of the shimmers smashed and two others ‘chipped at the corner’. Luckily, I was able to press them back into the pan. So, while the compact is small and lightweight, I won’t travel with it because the of the delicate nature of the metallics.

Overall, the colours wore well. I thought the palette was incomplete because it didn’t have a shade light enough for an inner corner highlight or a brow bone highlight. I had to rope in a MAC Nylon, Brule or Rice Paper. Personally, I wasn’t wowed by the shades, they seemed a bit repetitive, and not different enough to stand out as a versatile palette. However, the quality is undeniably good

These 9-pan mini palettes are expensive, so you must be in love with the colour story and know that you can only do a limited amount of looks with these. However, if these are your everyday colours and you want to dip your toes into these tones, then this is a good buy.

Where to buy: Of course, we do not have a Sephora in South Africa but there are reputable 3rd party sellers such as musesa and Samika store that you can check out. I recently discovered that takealot stocks some Huda palettes, so keep an eye out there.

Price: Depends where you buy it, I paid  around R550, USD conversion. However, expect to pay from almost upwards from other places. On the date of publishing this post takealot.com has this palettes and it’s variants for R999

What do you think of the Huda Nude Obsessions palette? Have you tried this formula and what did you think? Will you buy it? Let’s get the discussion popping in the comments section below.

Until next time,

Stay blessed and beautiful,

Love all you angels to the moon and back



Beauty Bugle


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