If you read my post about the Cult Beauty Birthday Box, you will know that one of the products included was the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Palette. Out of all 10 products in the box, I think this was the one I was most excited about because I am a huge fan of Huda Beauty in general (see Brand Focus post here) but especially her eyeshadows. I reviewed her Desert Dusk palette here last year. I know that there were a lot of mixed reviews on the original Rose Gold palette and she listened to her customers, leading to this new Remastered Palette. I can understand why some people feel hard done by if they had bought the original palette but I get why she re-released it as the shade selection was a hit, it was the formula that was a miss.
The new palette also features new packaging - well actually, it isn't new as it's the same type of sturdy cardboard as the Desert Dusk palette, but the original Rose Gold palette had a see through plastic lid. This new version also contains a large mirror inside the lid and a plastic protective cover between the mirror and the shadows themselves. It's definitely an upgrade compared to the original. It's slim, lightweight and sturdy so I would have no qualms about travelling with it. I also love the rose gold box and the rose details in the photo on both the lid and insert - it looks so opulent and luxurious! But what about the product inside?
What surprised me when I first opened the palette is that the melted metal shadows almost look as though they have been used because they have a dip in them and because there are mattes in the palette that are completely flat and smooth, it's noticeable but no big deal overall. The shade selection is stunning - if you like warm tones! If you favour cool tones, this is not the palette for you. There are three rows of six shadows:
|All swatches are completely unedited and unprimed.|
Dubai: This is a melted metal shade that is a dark brown but with almost a hint of khaki and a golden shimmer running through it. Buttery soft, pigmented, easy to apply and blend.
Fling: Another melted metal, this time in a cranberry shade. Again, buttery soft but not quite as pigmented as Dubai. That being said, it's easy to layer and I find it works best with either a flat shader brush or just my finger.
Trust Fund: Melted metal in a copper shade that wasn't as pigmented as I expected it to be, that being said, the texture is every bit as beautiful as the other shades.
Rose Gold: As the name suggests, it's a rose gold shade that leans slightly peach. When I first swatched this shadow, it felt less creamy than the previous shadows but it performs just as well.
Pink Diamond: Mauve toned pink intense shimmer with the same buttery texture as the other shadows.
24K: A bright metallic yellow gold. Very smooth, pigmented and easy to apply.
Risqué: Matte deep plum - drier in texture than the melted metals but not powdery. Pigmentation isn't quite as opaque or intense as expected but it's easily buildable.
Doll Face: Bright matte pink that initially I wondered how I'd use but it isn't as scary on the eye as it is in the pan.
Demure: Matte dusty peach/brown. Looks a little boring in the pan and when swatched but is a great transition shade and also works for a quick wash of colour on the eyes.
#Blessed: Stunning golden brown shimmer shade. One of my favourites in the palette.
Moondust: Intensely pigmented light gold shimmer. Almost creamy to touch and easy to work with.
Bubbly: Warm peachy gold shade. Intensely pigmented, smooth and easy to apply.
Black Truffle: I was so happy to see a matte black in the palette but this shade is disappointing in terms of pigmentation, however it does layer well.
Suede: A deep brown matte - smooth, pigmented and easy to blend.
Coco: Matte red toned brown. Very pigmented but easy to work with.
Maneater: Matte, pigmented deep red.
Henna: Matte deep brown with copper undertone. Pigmented, smooth and applies evenly.
Sandalwood: Matte medium brown with an orangey undertone. Pigmented, smooth and applies evenly.
The majority of the shadows are very easy to work with, although some apply more easily with a finger or packed on with a flat shader brush. Really the only disappointment for me was the black shade but I can work with it. The melted metals are pretty much second to none in terms of texture and pigmentation and I really don't think anyone could be disappointed with them. If you like warm tones, then this palette would be a great addition to your collection. I can understand why people might hesitate at spending £56 on a palette but the quality and wear time of Huda shadows is right up there with the best I have tried. If your budget allows, you won't regret buying this palette but if you previously bought the original, I can understand why you might not want to repurchase!
Available from Cult Beauty here.
What are your thoughts on this palette? Did you buy the original? I'd love to hear!
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