Huda Beauty Gemstone Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette - Review, Photos & Swatches

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Hi Beauties!

Huda Beauty has released two new mini palettes in the Obsessions line.  I love these compact palettes because they are so convenient.  I've previously reviewed the Mauve (here) and Electric Obsessions (here) on my blog.   Today I will be sharing the new Gemstone Obsessions which was inspired by the rich reflection of gemstones.  The palette retails for $35 CAD/$27 USD at Sephora.  

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There is a collection of nine creamy metallic and duo chrome shadows in the Gemstone palette.  The beautiful shades of amethyst, ruby, emerald, and sapphire caught my eye.  As there are no mattes included this is not a standalone palette.  It complements the other palettes from the brand well.  There are some lovely shades in this palette but there were some disappointments.  I wish the shadows had names so I can talk about them much better.  Anyway, a few of the shades have some chunky glitter but all are very smooth to the touch.  They remind me of the textured shadows from the original Rose Gold Edition Palette.  Those shadows apply best with glitter glue and you only need a little otherwise they don't apply smoothly across the lid.  The other shades have a metallic finish.  They are mostly pigmented with the exception of a couple of shades that need a base colour.  I prefer to apply the shadows with my fingertips in a patting motion.  I find a wet brush doesn't help pick up enough product and a dry brush creates fallout.  The shadows are blendable and lasted about 8 hours. 

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Shade 1 - This shade looks like a light lavender shade but it has blue reflects.  It creates some fallout so you have to use a light hand for application.  It had a pigmented sparkly metallic finish.

Shade 2 - This purple pink shade caught my eye in the pan.   On the lid it wasn't that pigmented, it needed some building as well as a base shade.

Shade 3 - A dull teal shade that also needed a good base shade.  I don't see myself using this shade that much.

Shade 4 - A pink plum shade that has a sparkly metallic finish.  It applies very pigmented.

Shade 5 - This purple shade is so rich and vibrant and is highly pigmented.  It has a metallic finish and does not require a base.

Shade 6 - This is a reddish copper shade with a frosted finish.  When I paired this with the lighter shade from the palette the two almost blended into each other leaving very little contrast between the two.

Shade 7 - A lighter copper shade with orange undertones and has a sparkling sheen.

Shade 8 - A light pink shade with sparkly flecks.  It has an opaque metallic finish.  It looks thick on the lid if you apply too much so it's not buildable.

Shade 9 - This shade looks blue in the pan but it is a purple shade with blue reflects.  It is cooler toned than the other purple shade in the palette and has an opaque metallic finish.

 Here I'm wearing shade # 8 & 2 on the lid and shade  #9 in the inner corner.  I paired it with the Electric Obsession Palette

Here I'm wearing shade # 8 & 2 on the lid and shade  #9 in the inner corner.  I paired it with the Electric Obsession Palette

Overall it would be difficult to create a cohesive look with this palette especially if you like to use matte crease shades.  Gemstone is definitely a great complimentary palette.  It pairs well with the Electric Obsessions Palette.  I adore the pink and purple shades in this palette.  For the price point, this is a great compact palette for travel.  The intensity of most of the shadows are amazing and they blend well.  I think you just need to be comfortable with using your fingertips for this one.   I didn't get the  Coral Obsession Palette because it seems more dupable than this palette but I'm tempted to get it.

What is your favourite Obsession Palette?

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Samantha

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