My first Huda Beauty palette!!! The Rose Quartz collection launched November 1st, 2021.
I generally love 18 pan palettes for the variety they give you, and I do tend to lean towards cooler tones, especially in the winter. So, this release really piqued my interest.
Up Close Product Photos
I’m sharing lots of product and packaging photos for this palette – Huda Beauty truly knocked it out of the park with the packaging. This could be the prettiest palette packaging I’ve ever seen. They clearly went the extra mile with layering textures and colors in the plastic casing. It’s truly beautiful. I am seriously impressed!
Here’s what’s inside, swipe through the photo gallery to see so many gratuitous photos of this eyeshadow palette.
The back of the palette has some inspirational text in multiple languages:
The back of the carboard box is where the ingredients are listed:
Swipe through the photo gallery to see the swatches in different angles and different lighting conditions. I’m not sure I did these shadows justice.
Compared to Other Palettes
I really don’t have a lot of palettes with a similar color story! So these comparison swatches just represent the closest I could get.
Retro Palette vs Rose Quartz Palette
Retro Palette by Natasha Denona and the Rose Quartz palette by Huda Beauty are two recent releases that might seem a bit similar with their focus on mauves/pinks. Let’s take a closer look to see which shades match up.
Colourpop Off Melrose vs Rose Quartz Palette
Below: the Moon Magic shade from Rose Quartz and Fairfax shade from Off Melrose are the red/blue duochrome, they are pretty close! The one in Rose Quartz is shinier and more reflective. Off Melrose brings in that bronze element that Rose Quartz doesn’t have, and Rose Quartz gives you a lot more icy pink/blue shimmers.
Single Shadow Comparisons
Blissful is one of the most stunning shades from the Rose Quartz palette – so I checked my collection for similar shades and possible dupes. I found Solstice from Urban Decay to be the closest. I love how my dogs showed up for the swatching action in this photo! LOL. Elmer’s expression is priceless.
Moon Magic Dupes
Below: I don’t have a lot of sparkly purple shimmers, Abrasion from Clionadh was the only shade I had that I thought might be comparable to Cosmic Love or Moon Magic. Clearly Abrasion is a lot warmer and plummier.
I recently added the Moonlight Caviar stick by Laura Mercier to my makeup collection. It reminded me a lot of the metallic finish of Energized from the Huda Rose Quartz palette (see swatch picture below). The Energized shade is slightly pinker. The Moonlight Caviar Stick is a lot longer wearing though, the Energized shade wore off my hand after awhile but Moonlight dries down to a no-budge finish.
Helpful Links Related to This Post
- Huda Beauty Rose Quartz Eyeshadow Palette at Sephora
- Natasha Denona Retro Palette at Sephora, $65
- Off Melrose Colourpop palette at Colourpop.com, $18
- JD Glow Unexpected Eyeshadow Single
- JD Glow Galaxy Shadows
- Urban Decay Moondust Shadow in the shade Solstice
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