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Huda Beauty’s Precious Stone Obsessions Palette Review

These palettes certainly blew me away with their representation of gemstones. Beyond the packaging and the arrangement of colors, I have to say that I am impressed by the pigmentation.  I also have quite a  few other products from Huda Beauty but compared to other palettes these pigments stand out to me.  They are definitely more smooth and blend-able than the big sister palette Desert Dusk. 

The matte shadows seem more buttery for sure. There are shimmers and foily glitter shades as well.  I think they’re fairly priced at $27 for 9 shades compared to the big sister palettes from Huda Kattan’s line at $65 with 18 color options.  The shades make it easy to wear one and two color looks or create something more dramatic.  I love the versatility that comes with them individually and what I am able to achieve when using them together.

I can appreciate that Huda decided to break them up as jewel inspired palettes instead of combining them into one.  People like myself look to incorporate certain colors but don’t always want to  purchase a big palette just for a few shades that we’re missing and need. However, I would love to be able see Huda create a palette with several of these super rich pigments curated together at some point.

I really think Huda nailed it with these!  They’re also compact size and fit directly into my purse and makeup bag with no problem. You can order these from Huda Beauty online or try it before you buy it at your local Sephora.  Click the green link and it will take you directly to Huda’s website.

Be sure to check my social outlets for more makeup looks using these products. You can find those link icons on the left panel under Follow Us. -Cici D

Sultry Looks and the switch up for Winter!

For this Fall and Winter season, I picked up quite a few new beauty products to use this winter season.  Some I already use and some that were new releases.  During the winter I tone down my makeup looks. I can finally tap into those beautiful basic but cool toned looks.

Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Sultry Palette and Holiday Lip Gloss Set

I am a big fan of ABH so when they released this palette I knew that I had to check it out. Honesty, I was skeptical about how well this palette would do because Soft Glam was released a months earlier.  I saw it online a few times but nothing beats seeing it in person.  The packaging is something I would love to have seen come on the Soft Glam palette.

These are essential colors that every artist, ABH lover and makeup enthusiast needs.  One of the biggest qualities that stand out to me about this palette is how blendable the pigments are.  I love Pro palettes and this is one of the reasons I don’t mind buying their palettes and singles.

I did post a video tutorial of the look that I created above.  It is on my YouTube Channel and also linked in the left panel of this blog.  Here is another look that I love  that I created using this palette.  One of my favorite colors is gray and I can’t get enough of Sultry.

Visit www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com to see all of their wonderful products!

Milani Soft and Sultry Palette

For those that are unfamiliar with the Milani brand, it’s considered “Drug-Store” brand but I like to call it an affordable brand.  I have several of their palettes and love how direct the palettes are.  They are designed to give you exactly what you bought it for.  The pigments have great quality and every palette and eye product that I have gotten from this brand allows you to create a great day/night look.

This palette as well as the rest of them are available at http://www.milanicosmetics.com.  The Soft and Sultry Palette is $19.99 online and I got mine for $14.97 at Walmart.  Look out for the holiday packages including one palette and an eyeshadow primer for the same great price of $14.97 at Walmart as well in the Holiday Gifts section.

Please be sure to check out all the looks that I created and posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  All of the links on the left panel with the makeup tutorial for the look above. Talk to you next time!