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Small but effective? Morphe 9N Palette & Metallic Heat Liquid shadows

I have also been enjoying a different Morphe palette, the About Last Night 9N Shadow palette.  This one is my first mini palette from Morphe so far. It is $12 and the colors in it definitely speak to Holiday looks.  I haven’t used every color in it yet but I have created a couple looks that I did got good feedback on.

For one look, I was able to use the Morphe Metallic Heat Liquid Eyeshadow in Ignite on top of it.  I didn’t like how it looked directly on top of the concealer that I used the first time but it did work on top of the eyeshadow shade Top Shelf from the Morphe 9N.  In a way it kind of defeats the purpose of wearing the liquid if you still have to put on the pressed shadow anyway.  I just laid better to me over eyeshadow and it didn’t seem to loose the original color.

Overall I think this Morpe 9N palette is bomb! I think it might wind up being a GO-TO for me for date night and going out.  The shades are deep and rich enough to create something evening inspired.  You have the option of using a couple or all of them if you choose to get a little more create.  I will more than likely be wearing this holiday season as well. 

Here’s a look that I created using five colors: Hot & Crowded, Make Out, Showtime, DJ & Bottle Service.

Both of these products are sold at Ulta Beauty.  Right now, only the Metallic Heat Liquid shadows are sold on Morphe’s website for $12.

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.

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