Hello & welcome back to another very exciting post…
I know it has been a hot minute keeping my blog up to date, fresh and current. These past few months, honestly speaking, I have lacked passion, motivation and creativity to write something exciting here at JKBeautyTake, that was until…
The Makeup Queen, HudaBeauty dropped 5 new gorgeous eyeshadow palettes each inspired and named after precious stones -Sapphire, Ruby, Topaz, Emerald, and Amethyst.
Each palette represents its own uniqueness and houses 9 shades containing a mixture of duo chrome, matte and shimmer shades, themed around its gemstone family. Of Course, I wanted all 5! However, being a first time user of the brand I wanted to purchase just one to see how I get on.
After careful consideration, I opted to purchase the stunning ‘Sapphire’ palette for £24.99 on the CultBeauty website. The main reason I chose this palette is because blue is just the coolest pop of colour and compliments brown eyes nicely, it’s also very current and popular with the likes of Kim K and her recent eyeshadow palette with makeup by Mario.
My First Impression
Have I been deceived? The palette is a lot smaller than anticipated.
The packaging is simply stunning, a cute, compact container displaying a gem emblem on the front which reflects each of the 9 eyeshadow shades, which are to be found inside. 5 of the shades are duo chrome shimmers and 4 creamy mattes.
This lil gem is the perfect size for anyone who is constantly on the go, travelling or wishing to keep a palette in their bag in case of an emergency. It’s light, versatile and even comes with a mirror! (Win Win situation!)
This palette holds the perfect hues of blue ranging from deep blue to turquoise with a pop of zesty yellow and silver which compliments the blue shades well.
Kattan (2018) explains on her blog “Sapphire is perfect for “creating bold new looks.”
I found that the matte shades are extremely pigmented and creamy. The Duo chrome shades are quite sheer on application with a dry brush. The best and most effective way is to wet the brush and then press the shade on to your lids rather than a blending motion.
- I feel this palette is value for money. The palette contains 9 shades and costs £25, this works out approximately £2.78 per eyeshadow
- The colour range is gorgeous, and you can create a vast range of makeup looks – The Zesy yellow shades is perfect for a pop of colour
- The shades are pigmented and easy to work with
- Its compact size makes this palette travel friendly
Have you tried the new Huda Beauty Precious Stones Palette, what are your thoughts?
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