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HUDA BEAUTY THE NEW NUDE REVIEW

OK, first of all, just look at it. The New Nude palette really is a thing of beauty and there’s no denying it’s insta-worthy aesthetic. 

Though called ‘The New Nude’, this isn’t a typical beige and browns kind of eye shadow palette but more of a mauve and pinks colour story, as Huda herself has stated these are nudes reinvented (also the names of the shadows play up to the ‘nude’ theme which colours such as ‘Bare’, ‘Lace’ and ‘Spanked’).

The shades

The palette consists of 18 highly pigmented shades, ranging from flattering mattes to shimmer-drenched hues, and has everything you need to transform your lids. The carefully curated lineup is perfected with easy-to-use combinations – from soft berry to dusty copper, and rosy pink to golden taupe tones. The New Nude Palette boasts a variety of game-changing textures and colors – finely balancing cool and warm tones to complement the best of both worlds. 

The three brushes designed to accompany the palette can be bought separately

The New Nude Palette includes 10 Highly Pigmented Matte Eyeshadows, formulated with Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil for butter-like application; 4 gorgeous Reflective Shades, featuring shimmering pearl flecks for a stunning duo-chromatic finish; 2 Glitter Formulas, infused with innovative silicones for advanced adherence, pigment dispersion and luminosity; 1 Pressed Pearl, combined with Acacia, Jojoba and Sunflower Wax for a high-shimmer finish that layers effortlessly on top of mattes, adding dreamy depth and dimension; and 1 Concealer Base, for flawless application, and to boost eyeshadow intensity. I think adding a concealer is a unique touch, especially as it is designed to help the glitter adhere, however it can collect fall-out from the other colours – someone shared a fab tip to keep it covered by cutting out a little square on a post-it note to put over the the concealer!

Admittedly for a high-end palette you might not want to have to do this, but I thought it was a nifty hack. Otherwise, I’ve found that just giving it a little clean with your finger makes it perfect to use – of course it isn’t designed to actually conceal things – more of a base for glitter, so I guess it doesn’t really matter if some fall-out gets into it. 

Huda Kattan, Huda Beauty founder and CEO, says: “Anyone that knows me knows that I’m obsessed with enhancing natural beauty. So, when I wear a nude eye, I feel confident and sexy. Makeup is about pleasing yourself before anyone else, there’s nothing sexier, or more empowering, than amplifying your own unique gifts – it’s something that is fun and experimental.” 

The New Nude palette by Huda Beauty

Different  everyday looks using Huda Beauty The New Nude

I have seen lots of incredibly creative and beautiful blush-pink looks using this palette on Instagram, but haven’t seen more muted everyday looks that I would go for more myself. The first look is one that actually isn’t even pink at all! This just shows the versatility of the palette and means that it can be used on days you aren’t feeling pink – it uses the shades ‘Play’, ‘Secret’, ‘Teddy’ and ‘Crave’.

The second look features more of the deeper shades and some glitter, as well as the stunning shade which is a firm fave – ‘Kinky’.

Of course I have also played around with those beautiful blush pinks and mauve tones – a must-have shade is ‘Lace’.


A light and easy every day look using The New Nude palette
Slightly deeper with the addition of ‘Teddy’
Some warmer tones from The New Nude palette – and Kinky added on top gives that gorgeous shimmer

Directions

Concealer Base:
Prepare lids with concealer base. 
Alternatively, apply on top of matte shades to create a cut crease or amplify shadows and glitters.

Matte Eyeshadows:
Apply and blend onto lids with your favorite brush. 

Multi-Reflective Shades:
For a subtle light-diffusing look, blend into mattes. 
Apply over a base or bare lid for an understated pearlescent glow.
Apply with the Fender Blender, or your finger, dipped in setting spray for maximum shine. 

Glitter Formulas:
Apply glitter with the Fender Blender or a flat, dense brush. 

Pressed Pearl:
Apply on top of matte formulas for a high shimmer finish.

Final thoughts…

I really think The New Nude palette is beautiful in looks, formula and performance and for its versatility.  I love that it is also
Cruelty free, Suitable for all skin types, Talc free and fragrance free.

The added sparkle, shimmer and glitter shades really make it even more desirable for the festive season, can you imagine all these gorgeous Christmas and New Year’s Eve looks created with this? It’s definitely one to ask Santa for!

The New Nude palette and brushes were kindly gifted to me, and I decided to write this honest review to share my thoughts and some info with you.

Available for £56 at ShopHudaBeauty.com,Sephora, Harrods, Selfridges, Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Cultbeauty.co.uk. TheBrush Collection is available on shophudabeauty.com