I was so excited yesterday as I got my hands on the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Edition Palette. I had seen so many Pinterest looks and couldn’t wait to trying it out on my friend Ellie (above). As you can see the colours are simply beautiful, except for one major issue…
I found that the one glitter pan “Rose Gold”, after which the entire pan is named, that I had wanted to use as a highlight didn’t work. I could not get the colour to apply on my finger or a brush. I tried and I tried to recreate the looks I had seen on Pinterest, the glitter just didn’t sit on the lid.
This is not a cheap palette. It was $95, so I expected a lot more. The matte shades are lovely and creamy with high pigment, but I already have most of these on the Urban Decay Naked Palette and my various Tarte Palettes. I wanted specifically this glitter pan. I should have bought a rose gold loose pigment single in retrospect.
I really criticise a product, unless it is “not fit for purpose” which is what I feel about this pan in the palette.
In the end after trying every method I knew, wet, dry, with finger, or brush with glitter magnet on the lid, everything, I resorted to look glitter from the budget line at Big W, Australis, which worked, as a gold glitter. I also used the Urban Decay Naked Palette 3 for the shimmer rose gold.
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Now that I had that experience I looked up bad reviews and they all say the same thing. I also know that Huda Beauty have replaced the Palette with a new one called Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette pictured below, and the Rose Gold is available on online from the USA store. I can only hope that the colour “Cosmo” which is a rose gold glitter actually worked as a glitter and was a fraction of the price.
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The other thing I tried was to put L’Oreal, Nars, Maybelline and a bunch of darker foundations through the airbrush mixed with water, but they are all oil based. I think that the Vebella System works best with the Velbella products, so they are my next aquisition, every colour, so I can do a face flawlessly in a fraction of the time. In the end, I used the following products on Ellie:
- Clean face with Modelco Double Sided Facial Wipes $7.99AUD
- Applied with the taklon foundation brush from the PÜR Pro Tools 5-Piece Brush Collection $39AUD
- Josie Maran Cosmetics Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm $52AUD (this product is just heavenly for a dewy luminising base)
- L’Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation in W4 (I don’t think this is available anymore, but I love the finish of this, it’s very dewy with great coverage)
- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Medium $18.95 (applied with Model Co Magic Makeup Application sponge) $13.00AUD
Rimmel Insta Duo Contour Stick $18.95AUD and blended out with the
- Yves Saint Laurent Souffle D Éclat Loose Powder $92
- Blush and Highlight from the Hour Glass Ambient Collection $105.27 AUD
- Contour from the Australis AC on Tour Palette $16.95
- Huda Beauty Rose Gold Edition Palette $95AUD
- Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette $83AUD
- Australis Shimmer Pigment Pot in Bombshell $12.95
- Maybelline Lash Sensation in Black $21.94AUD
- Manicare Glam False Strip Lashes in Sienna Intense $12.99AUD
I wanted to use a cross section of premium luxury products with the chemist/supermarket brands. These days most brands have a discount dupe, that is just as good, and saves makeup artists and the makeup addicted a fortune. I commonly purchase from Mecca Cosmetica and Sephora for my premium brands, and for my discount brands, it’s Priceline. Priceline is the Ulta of Australia. They have all the best lower price range quality dupes and in some case originals (such as Real Techniques brushes and Maybelline).