I used the last of my Sephora Rogue credits, and picked up all five new colors of the HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette – Precious Stones Collection ($27). I have a few of the older sets already, but I was super pumped when new colors were dropped. I was most excited for the Amethyst, Sapphire, and Emerald sets.
I’ve only used the Emerald one so far on my lids. Please pardon my swatches, I really suck at them. I have a funny story about the Emerald set. Mine arrived broken. I contacted Sephora, and they sent me a new one lickety-split. Then they thanked me for being such a passionate customer. I think that is a nice way of saying I have a serious problem. I had a good laugh at that. Anyway, I find the matte shades a little tricky to work with. Some colors take a bit to built up, so keep that in mind. I haven’t encountered issues with the metallic shades. Didn’t notice much fall-out, but I usually apply metallic shadows with a finger anyway. I rarely use brushes for pop shades.
Above is the Topaz color with swatches. I think this is a good for either everyday, or glam. You could really build up the golds or coppers and create a beautiful eye look.
Next up, we have Amethyst. I struggled with swatching the matte shades with this one. But I only take swatches with a grain of salt, as they can perform much differently when applied to the lid. So I’ll report back if the mattes are really problematic. It’s difficult to judge the whole lot when I’ve only had a chance to use the Emeralds thus far.
Now we have Sapphire. This one included a random yellow shade, I don’t know what the deal is with that. But I like it! The yellow did not swatch well at all. I’ll have to try this color in the crease to see if it applies bad on eye. But I’m not sure how well it will show on my skin tone. I feel it will pop beautifully on those with a deeper tone.
EDIT: Here is an eye look from the Sapphire palette!
Ruby is my least-favorite color scheme. Initially, I wasn’t going to get it. But I’m trying to get myself interested in warm-tones more. I’m more drawn to cool tone sets, and I tend to avoid reds on my eye-area. I have a fear I’ll end up looking like I have an eye infection. But I will give it a try, for science! I have some better lighting equipment coming in from the ‘zon, which will hopefully me take less-shitty pictures of my eye shadow looks!