Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Palette Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: I purchased the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette before they decided to rip off Beauty Bakerie so its fair to say that I have now joined the beauty community in officially boycotting the brand. For anyone who’s unaware of the recent Huda beauty scandal, Huda decided to steal the concept of an indie brands photoshoot (Beauty Bakerie) and just thought that if they didn’t anything then no one would notice. But unfortunately for them, Jeffree Star noticed. To say he didn’t go lightly on them is a slight understatement but after Huda beauty’s pathetic attempt to try and insinuate that their brand is food themed (after it always being a desert themed brand) I’d say it was pretty well deserved.

Huda Beauty’s Emerald Obsessions palette currently retails for £25. I must admit that off the bat the size of the palette can be off putting and can instantly make you question where you £25 has gone but as most wannabe Mua’s I convinced myself that £25 is perfectly reasonable and that I was sure this palette will make me look like a Greek goddess.

Despite spending majority of my time watching YouTube videos on how to do a colourful cut crease I find that i never suit a colourful eyeshadow look. So I purposely applied for an overdraft and bought this palette to pull me from my go to brown toned smokey eye. But as per tradition, of course I had to waste more money on eyeshadow that was probably just repackaged cheap aliexpress shades.

First of all please excuse my hairy man arms. I was blessed by the gods with natural black hair and pale skin so I was pretty much destined to have a shit swatching surface from birth. But as you can see from the first row, the shimmer shades are absolutely stunning. However, the matte shade is so chalky that some flour with a drop of piss in would probably have more pigment then this pastel green matte.

The second row again holds some beautiful shimmer shades however, I found the third shade of this row to be very chunky and difficult to work with. When I swatched the shade, the pigment started to clump in some areas so I would recommend wettimg your brush with some Mac fix plus (or if your cheap like me, salvia) to help the pigment glide on more easily. The rich true green matte of this row holds slightly more pigment, however is still noticeably chalky on application.

Finally, the last row of the palette continues the tradition of beautifully pigmented shimmer shades and chalky mattes, making you hate yourself for buying this palette and not a dominos.

Shockingly, I would not recommend this palette to anyone unless they were willing to pay £25 for 6 beautiful green toned shimmer shades because the mattes are practically unusable if you wanted to achieve a decent eye look. Whilst I do like the concept of Huda Beauty having multiple mini colour themed palettes, in order for the palettes to be worth while there has to be some strong matte shadows to form the foundation of the eye look, and unfortunately if you only had this palette to create your eye look with it would resemble something from refinery 24.

So I should probably end with a massive apology to you guys for not posting for quite a while. I made the money crushing decision to go to university so I’ve been a tad busy getting pissed and bullshitting my way through essays. However, I’ve semi sorted my life out now so I can get back to regularly uploading every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday! But for everyone who couldn’t give less of a shit about that, thank you for reading my shitty attempt at blogging.

Until next time, Han x

27 thoughts on “Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Palette Review and Swatches

  1. thegoodthehuman says:

    I’ve seen Jefree’s video abou thtis and I was like whattttttt?!?! I’ve never bought from Huda but I for sure won’t be now! Really pretty colours but that pale green is a touch shocking! Urban Decay have always been my go to for eyeshadows! Great post beaut, made me chuckle a few times too lol! x

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    • Spiced Orange says:

      Thank you for reading! Yeah it’s such a shame what they did, it just shows how hard it is for smaller brands to grow! I haven’t tried that many urban decay shadows but I’ll definitely look into them!! X


  2. Joy says:

    I have this palette and I know that the matte shades swatch horrible but they perform so nice on the eyes, I created countless of looks with this palette and was not disappointed. I do think there are better and cheaper eyeshadow palette like BH Cosmetics has some amazing products.
    Plus, I am the kind of person who uses a lot of colors in makeup so maybe that’s why I find it worth it.

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  3. Chloe Chats says:

    The eyeshadows colour are very pretty and I do love the shimmery ones, I don’t tend to go for these colours though, but they seem great for a night out or a Christmas party for sure. £25 seems quite a lot of money for it, there’s much cheaper ones out there that are really good. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Chloe xx


  4. kelsey says:

    Oh wow I’m so shocked that the mattes in this palette are bad as I have the desert dusk palette and they work fine for me! Having said that I don’t rate her eyeshadow formula and I think there is definitely better out their for a lower price tag.

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