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Pretty Mauve Obsessions: THE Huda Beauty Palette | Swatches & Review

Huda Mauve Obsessions Palette
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Huda’s Mauve Obsessions palette has maintained cult status ever since it launched. I got mine just over a year ago as part of the Cult Beauty 10th birthday goodie bag and it has remained a staple for evening looks in my collection to this day.


Huda Obsessions are a collection of miniature, compact palettes which come in a range of colour themes. They’re perfect for travel but also for Huda eyeshadow newbies who want to try out the brand before investing more serious money into a full-sized palette (£56).

I fell in love with the mauve palette at first sight. Though, as a serial neutral eyeshadow wearer, I must admit that I was initially hesitant to invest. My primary worry was that £25 worth of eyeshadow would gather dust whilst I was busy still blending bronzes. When I invest in high-end beauty I want to know that I’ll get good cost per use. What I love though, now that the palette is mine, is that it really encouraged me to venture outside of my go-to neutrals. Since its purchase, I’ve invested in a few other less classic colour palettes and have so enjoyed experimenting.

Mauve Obsessions is comprised of rosy and neutral taupe shades in matte, satin and foil effect textures. The shades are beautiful and are perfect for when you want to add a little extra something-something to your look. The foil effect inclusions are particularly stunning and are what really sold the palette to me. On swatching, I couldn’t help but be wowed.

Huda Mauve Obsessions Palette
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Despite using it irregularly, I’ve definitely made great use of the palette as a special occasion product. On the other hand, the variety of textures and tones make it incredibly versatile. This single x9 shade palette is all you’d really need to take on a short break away.

The neutral taupe alone acts as a simple and effortless daytime shadow. While blending in the darker burgundy shades instantly achieves a more sultry, evening look. The lighter pinks, particularly those with gorgeous foil effect finishes, achieve more fun and girly looks.

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As someone who admires artistic eyeshadow looks, I’m admittedly still working on my own skills. You certainly don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to achieve pretty looks and to get good use out of this palette. The matte and satin shadows blend seamlessly and as long as you have a basic knowledge of which brushes to pair with which shade to achieve your desired look, you’re set.

The formula is fantastic. I’m impressed by the colour payoff of every shade and love that it includes a white. It’s perfect to prep the lid before using colour or to help blend out any smaller errors.

Lastly, the durability is admirable. The shadows last all day without creasing or fading, and once the foil effects are set, (I use the Urban Decay All Nighter all over my face) the glitter within stays put all day without fallout.

It’s no secret that glitter, like sand, gets everywhere. When using the shimmers I like to either complete my eyeshadow before moving on to the rest of my makeup (so that a once over with a wipe will rid the skin of any odd flecks) or I like to place a tissue just under my eye so that the glitter falls there.

Huda Mauve Obsessions
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Huda Mauve Obsessions Swatches
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I have so many palettes which I use to create day-to-day looks. For that reason, I love keeping back a couple of special ones for when I want to feel good and be at the top of my game. The Mauve Obsessions is that. The shade inclusions are perfect for looks that are a little less ordinary.

In over a year I haven’t come close to hitting pan on one single shade and that’s not for lack of use. Despite the size of Mauve Obsessions, I really do think that it warrants the £25 investment.

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  • Reply Lucy

    This is such a gorgeous palette, I love Huda beauty and their eyeshadows are amazing!

    Lucy | Forever September

    October 17, 2019 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Becca

    Your photography always fascinates me 😍 this is so gorgeously written aswell. Great review!! Xxx

    October 17, 2019 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Toni

    This looks like such a lovely palette, I’ve never tried anything from Huda Beauty but I’ve always loved the look of her palettes! X

    Toni /

    October 18, 2019 at 4:29 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you- it is! I think her palettes are beautiful, I’d definitely love to try more of her products too! x

      October 22, 2019 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    Oooh! I don’t have anything from Huda beauty yet but I hear so many great things. Pretty cool that they have affordable products. The texture of the palettes looks great. It looks great on your skin too! There is a different variety that fits in well with different situations. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Nancy ♥

    October 20, 2019 at 6:23 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      This is the only product I’ve tried but I’d love to try more! Thanks so much, the shades definitely have great pigmentation!x

      October 22, 2019 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Lizzie Bee

    Ooh this palette looks perfect for autumn! I myself never really use red shades, and I’m glad you’ve included swatches on your arm as I was quite curious to see what they’d look like on your skin. Thanks so much for sharing your review!

    October 20, 2019 at 9:10 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      It is! I’m so glad you found the swatches helpful, I always think its handy to see how they actually come up on the skin too! x

      October 23, 2019 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Amie Cadwallader

    That palette, oh em gee. It is absolutely gorgeous!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    October 20, 2019 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Lex

    Gorgeous palette! I like that it last all day and great tips about applying glitter eyeshadow!

    October 20, 2019 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Shannon Baker

    This is such a gorgeous palette, I love the shades so much! I have so many eyeshadow palettes to use up aha!

    Shannon x

    October 20, 2019 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Naomi

    Thank you for sharing! I’ve been looking at this palette and been a bit hesitant because of the price tag but I think I might go and have a proper look at it now! Especially those shimmers. I’m a sucker for a gold glitter.

    Naomi xo

    October 20, 2019 at 11:47 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Of course, I’m so glad you found it helpful. Someone else commented that they’d picked it up for a bargain in a flash discount so keep your eyes peeled over Black Friday and I’m sure you’ll find a deal! x

      October 23, 2019 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    I rarely wear eyeshadow because it never stays put, no matter what primer or fixing spray I use but these shades are really pretty. I particularly love the neutrals and that top RH glitter one is gorgeous. I can see why it’s such a good investment if you haven’t hit pan after a year of use, that’s amazing! x

    Lisa |

    October 20, 2019 at 1:36 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh no! I think the shades are gorgeous too, it’s definitely a palette that would be on my Christmas list this year if I didn’t already own it! x

      October 23, 2019 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply Kristin Harris/Tales from Home

    I love the shades in this palette! They all look so pretty and versatile! Will definitely have to keep my eye out for it!

    October 20, 2019 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply Lisa M Alioto

    Love these palettes! thanks for sharing!

    October 20, 2019 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Caitlin | Beauty & Colour

    I haven’t tried anything from Huda Beauty yet, I might have to xx

    October 21, 2019 at 4:20 am
  • Reply Ashlee Stuart

    This palette is such a great size! It’s perfect for traveling! The colors look amazing for falls, and the swatches look really pretty! Right up my alley!

    Ashlee |

    October 21, 2019 at 11:26 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I totally agree! Yes- the shades are stunning, I’m so glad you like them too x

      October 22, 2019 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Radi

    It’s really the perfect palette. I love the shadow colors!

    October 22, 2019 at 8:40 am
  • Reply cate

    I adore those dark red shades!! so up my street right now!!

    October 22, 2019 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Sophie Naylor

    This is one of my all time fave palettes! I love the pink/red/berry tones so much x

    Soph – x

    October 22, 2019 at 5:11 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Mine too- I’m so glad to hear that you love it as well!x

      October 23, 2019 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Deborah Kos

    I like that Mauve Obsessions has rosy and neutral taupe shades in matte, satin and foil effect textures. I like to buy palettes that offer satin and foil effect textures for an awesome look.

    October 22, 2019 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Sophie Wentworth

    I bought this palette about a month ago – Feel Unique flash sale, I only paid £15 for it, which I thought was an absolute bargain. I’m really enjoying it so far, I agree that it’s an amazing travel palette because there are some pretty daytime shades as well as its obvious potential for evening looks. Your photos here are gorgeous too! x


    October 22, 2019 at 9:39 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh £15 is a total bargain, it’s a gorgeous palette all round really isn’t it? I’m so glad you’re liking it and thank you! x

      October 23, 2019 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Chloe Chats

    Love the colours in this palette, I’m trying to step outside of my comfort zone with different eye shadow shades at the moment. Although I’ll admit I don’t have that many palettes! This one reminds me of Autumn with all the colours, it’s great that it has the more neutral tones for every day make-up and some for special evenings.

    Chloe xx

    October 23, 2019 at 6:56 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I do too! I think it’s so autumnal. Good luck with stepping outside of your comfort zone, just get experimenting! x

      October 30, 2019 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply monika

    Ohh is so pretty, I love her mini obsessions palettes<3 Great review:**

    November 12, 2019 at 8:56 am
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